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Visitors to the Dubai Boat Show held at Mina Seyahi from 3rd – 7th of March will have the opportunity to experience what it’s like racing in the P1 Powerboat Grand Prix world series by riding on a themed motion simulator ride.

The simulator designed and manufactured by FX Simulation (UK) Ltd is themed and branded in the P1 livery. Inside, daredevil riders sit into the seats and can choose to experience two different races created from real footage of last year’s Powerboat Grand Prix. …  More info


The week before Labor Day always sees heavy boat traffic on the lake. But this year, event coordinator Janie Vogel says there will be a lot of fast boats on the lake. Real fast.

Vogel will be sorting out the many unfinished details of a week-long boating and racing event that will hit the shores later this year.

While Vogel didn’t know every detail, she knew the important ones.

“There will be six classes, plus a few really fast classes, said Vogel, “that will run from 75 miles-per-hour up to 200.”

Vogel said events will begin Tues. Sept. 1 with powerboat regattas and a fastest-boat competition on Thursday….  More info


ski-racerFollowing the cancellation of the ski race classic the Club Marine Southern 80, ski racers have thrown their support behind the victims of the tragic bushfires devastating parts of Victoria.

Organisers, the Moama Water Sports Club, was forced to cancel Sunday’s racing for the first time in the race’s history when all Ambulance and emergency services were withdrawn from the area to assist in fire areas.

Well-known ski racing veteran Greg Houston, owner/driver of ‘Stinga’, led the way when he pledged $1000 to the bushfire appeal.

Many others came to the fore, donating prize money won to the appeal…  More info

subaviator-fast-sub-plane_mediumSubAviator Systems has designed a new two seater submarine designed for advanced marine exploration. Made from a lightweight composite and designed like an underwater airplane complete with wings, the SAS Aviator submarine uses electric power to travel up to 5.2 knots and descend up to 1,000 feet deep in sea water. The Aviator can make up to four one hour training dives in a single day or stay underwater for up to five hours at a time on a single longer mission. …  More info