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For the best high-performance boat event of the year, look no further than central Missouri.

Don’t get me wrong, I flat out love covering the annual Super Boat International Offshore World Championships. I mean, what’s not to love about a week in Key West, Fla., in mid-November? That’s usually when the weather gets dicey in the San Francisco Bay area—where I live—so covering the Key West Worlds presents a nice getaway, even if it is “work.”

But for me the Key West Worlds are more about reconnecting with the people I know in the offshore powerboat racing community than watching the races. That’s because since the 1999 and 2000 seasons, the event has been in a steady decline—for a number of reasons—so much so that last year pleasure boats from the Florida Powerboat Club outnumbered race boats by at least three to one  …  Details & Pictures

Dave Scott wins 2009 Captain Ron’s Shootout in Lake of the Ozarks. Winning speed 196 MPH

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The excitement is reportedly building on the southern most point of Lake Michigan as Super Boat International prepares for the second annual Great Lakes Grand Prix this weekend (August 6-8).

Last year’s event attracted record crowds and exceeded all expectations.

Super Boats International’s CEO, John Carbonell rated it the largest crowd ever for a first-time race.

‘The entire course was lined with spectator craft and I think this year we’ll see even more boats out there following the racing and even more people on the beach,’ he declared.

Numerous additional activities have been arranged by the local government authority, including a golf tournament and an extravaganza of food, ‘Taste of Michigan City …  Details

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This video is brought to you from Epice Skin-care products www.epicemd.com they are the proud sponsor of Team Blaze Offshore Racing. 

This race had both calm and very rough conditions so it was full of action! Check it out. For more information on Team Blaze and the upcoming Great Race go to my website: www.marcusgphotography.com

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. – Powerboat racers from across the U.S. and Canada are speeding toward the Bluff City for this weekend’s 2nd Annual Memphis International Riverfront Regatta. Three days of action start on Friday as racers and fans converge on Tom Lee Park.

Last year, racers and organizers agreed it was a perfect match to have the fastest powerboats compete on the biggest river in the United States. This year, all involved in staging the Memphis Riverfront Regatta are hoping to maintain their mutual admiration   …  Details

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