Titles And Comebacks Highlight OPA Hopatcong Nationals

With last weekend’s Offshore Powerboat Association 2017 National Championships at the Lake Hopatcong Grand Prix in New Jersey in the books, competitors across all OPA classes are looking ahead to the organization’s World Championships in November. But there’s still plenty to savor from yesterday’s action, which saw 44 boats in the fleet.

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Miss GEICO was one of 10 teams that earned an OPA National title this weekend. Photo courtesy/copyright Miss GEICO offshore racing team.

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Fleet Looking Strong For SBI Nationals In Clearwater

In question immediately following Hurricane Irma, the Super Boat International National Championships won’t just happen as originally scheduled next weekend in Clearwater, Fla., they’ll go on with healthy fleets—in most cases the largest of the 2017 season—in several classes. At present, there are 36 teams on the Clearwater entry list.

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Several classes are boasting big fleets heading into the final race of the 2017 SBI regular season. Photo courtesy/copyright Pete Boden/Shoot 2 Thrill Pix.

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Super Boat International Key West Worlds Moving Forward

Super Boat International’s 37th Annual Key West World Championship are still on for Nov. 5-12 in Key West, Fla., as originally scheduled. The effects of Hurricane Irma on the Lower Keys had put the event in question, but SBI announced the event will continue this year in a press release this morning.

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The SBI World Championships are coming back to Key West in early November. Photo courtesy/copyright Pete Boden/Shoot 2 Thrill Pix.

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SBI Nationals Still On For Clearwater

Although portions of Clearwater, Fla., currently are still without power and substantial cleanup remains in progress in the wake of Hurricane Irma, Super Boat International has announced that its 2017 National Championships will happened as scheduled Sept. 29-Oct. 1 in the Florida Gulf Coast City. The organization released a brief statement on the upcoming event today.

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Despite extensive damage done to the Clearwater, Fla., area by Hurricane Irma last weekend, the SBI National Championships will return to Clearwater at the end of the month, according to the organization. Photo courtesy/copyright Pete Boden/Shoot 2 Thrill Pix.

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Australian Jet Sprint Season Resumes With Reversals Of Fortune

After a three month sabbatical, the Australian V8 Superboats returned to action at the Tweed Coast Jet Sprint Club at Cabarita Beach in New South Wales for the fifth round of competition Aug. 26-27 and delivered some of the most unpredictable racing of the year.

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A tough weekend on the Tweed Coast sees title leaders falter and leaves championship wide open heading into the final two rounds of the season. Photos courtesy/copyright Russell Puckeridge/Pureart Creative Images.

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