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Powerboat Racing Icons

Powerboat Racing Icons

Most people that go out on a boat do not participate in powerboat racing. The sport was popularized in the late 19th century and even for a short period of time was classified as an Olympic sport in 1908. Powerboat racing further soared in popularity in the 1960 and...

Miss Geico Boat Racing Overview

Miss Geico Boat Racing Overview

Offshore power boat racing became an official sport in 1903 when members of the Automobile Club of Great Britain and the Marine Motor Association decided to organize a competition. Not long after that, the American Powerboat Association was formed. The first recorded...

Powerboat Safety Rules

Powerboat Safety Rules

Safety is an important issue when operating a powerboat. To be safe out on the water, the person operating the boat should be familiar with safety rules. The person operating the boat should also make time to educate the rest of the people on board on what to do in...

Powerboat Racing Classes and Categories

Powerboat Racing Classes and Categories

Powerboat racing is one of the most enjoyable water sports with worldwide recognition. Ardent fans of motorsports should try the unlimited category because it offers powerful hydroplanes, which can bring a boost in adrenaline. As a global sport, power boat racing has...

Your First Day at the Races

Your First Day at the Races

Everyone loves a day at the races. The excitement is contagious, and watching the boats tear across the water is sure to get your adrenaline pumping. Participating in a race is even more thrilling! These races are also great places to reunite with old friends, and to...

What You Need to Begin Powerboat Racing

What You Need to Begin Powerboat Racing

If you have a competitive nature and a love for the water, powerboat racing can provide plenty of fun and adventure. However, if you're new to this sport, there are a few things you'll need to do to prepare yourself. This overview can help you get ready, so you'll be...

A History of Powerboat Racing

A History of Powerboat Racing

Throughout history, people have loved to race things, whether it be animals, or machines; across the ground, or over the waves. History has also seen boats play an essential role in the lives of people around the world. Before planes, they were one of the only ways to...

How to Get Ready for Your First Race

How to Get Ready for Your First Race

If you’ve decided that you’re interested in racing powerboats, you’re not alone. Many people enjoy the thrill of tearing across the water at breakneck speed. If you’ve decided that this adrenaline-fueled challenge is for you, there are several steps you need to...

Powerboat Racing in Florida

Powerboat Racing in Florida

It would seem that delightful weather and exquisite scenery would be all anyone would need to make Florida beaches the ultimate destination but, believe it or not, there is something that adds an amazing component to the mix. Powerboat racing provides the ultimate...