That well-known pervert Freud has a lot to answer for. I’m convinced that spotting erotic associations with everyday objects is a learned skill, not innate. Or maybe I was very naÃ¯ve â€“ when I was 26 years old, a girlfriend burst into giggles when I tied two round balloons and a long one together as Christmas decorations at her parents’ house.
Whatever the truth may be, every day we’re bombarded with images for which we are expected to recognise and respond to sexual associations, and the boating industry has plenty of opportunity to play this game.
Despite the endless bickering and politics among racers and organizers that always have and always will define offshore powerboat racing, the sport isâ€”in its finest momentsâ€”truly awesome to watch. And from the exotic hardware in the pits on Truman Annex to the nonstop party on Duvall Street, there is no better place to watch and experience it than Key West, Fla.
Scheduled this year for Nov. 4-11, the Super Boat International Key West Offshore World Championships are to offshore racing what the Indianapolis 500 is to open-wheel automobile racing. Itâ€™s a benchmark event that draws racers and fans from not just around the country, but from all over the world.
In August of 2012 the Toronto Outboard Racing Club held outboard powerboat races in Dunnville Ontario. The races included hydroplanes, runnabouts, inflatable tunnel hulls, T-class V hulls, and outboard drag boats. For more information about TORC and outboard racing