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williamstown_powerboats_0432The #1 boat of the Maritimo Offshore race team, the Lamborghini-powered ‘Maritimo’, has cruised to a convincing win in the third round of the Offshore Superboat Championships off Williamstown, Victoria.

With experienced Ross Willaton on throttles instead of regular throttleman Pal Virik Nilsen, unable due to other commitments to make the trip out from Norway, driver Tom Barry-Cotter and the man they call ‘Roscoe’ proved a successful pairing.

Perhaps the major story to come out of the race was the performance of the ‘new kids on the block’, Mackay youngsters Brandon and Chris Frier. …  Details and Pictures

nz-catThe Douglas Skater ‘Fairview Windows and Doors’ has greeted the chequered flag to register its second 100-mile win in the 2009 Rayglass NZ Offshore Powerboat championships.

Competing in fine conditions at Maraetai, south-east of Auckland, ‘Fairview Windows and Doors’, with veteran driver Ted Taiatini making a comeback after a 10-year absence to join throttleman and co-owner Warren Lewis, enjoyed a relatively incident free race.

‘Cure Kids’ (Tony Coleman and Chris Handley) came in second with ‘A1 Homes’ (formerly ‘Fairview Windows and Doors’ in 2008) third with Scott Lewis and Murray Tuffin aboard.

In the hotly-contested 60-mile race… Details and pictures



p1-boatThe leading Italian teams competing in the Powerboat P1 championship in 2008 swept the board at the 2008 Sports Awards of the Federazione Italiana Motonautica – the Italian governing body of powerboating. Double SuperSport champion Angelo Tedeschi – who also won the Italian and European titles – picked up a host of medals.

Tedeschi dominated powerboat racing’s SuperSport class last year, notching up his second successive title in Powerboat P1 with the #44 Conam Racing entry. The Italian shared the Mercury-powered Chaudron 41 with Maltese ace Aaron Ciantar, as they notched up a near-clean sweep of wins from last season’s 11 races. ..  More info