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Racing: What does the future hold

posted Wed, 08/15/2012 - 2:12pm

Speed, money, politics, powerful people and engines—from its beginning at the turn of the century, powerboat racing has careened on a rollercoaster ride of international prominence. Today, the sport continues under the direction of the Union Internationale Motonautique. From its seat in Monaco, the governing body intends to play a significant role in racing’s future.

2012 Rochelle Regatta – hot weather, cool boats, and great racing

posted Tue, 07/17/2012 - 8:31am

By Michael Mackey

Excellent water conditions and hot weather were on tap for the 2012 Rochelle Regatta, hosted by Marine Racing Club of Illinois.  Boats from Illinois, Wisconsin, Indiana, and Michigan all took to Lake Sule for a fantastic, full weekend of testing and racing, including a driving school for two new prospective racers.

With the help of many MRC and Badger State Outboard Association (BSOA) members, everything was in place to provide three hours of open testing late Friday afternoon.

Newberg Tradition 2012

posted Mon, 07/02/2012 - 2:21pm

The 64th Newberg Memorial Weekend Boat Races is the granddaddy of western outboard races. There is recorded history of boat racing on the Willamette River at Newberg, Or., as far back as 1902, when row boats competed for a trophy. The current incarnation began as a marathon to Albany and back 1948 as the Newberg Boat Club (NBC) helped Yamhill County show off the new boat ramp at Roger’s Landing. The current circle race configuration started in 1952 under APBA sanction.

Excitement in Constantine leads up to Grass Lake

posted Fri, 06/22/2012 - 10:59am


Constantine, Mich.  – A packed Racer School, 90 degree heat, brand spankin’ new digital clock and 100 entries all made for a great time, had by all who attended the 2012 Great Lakes Challenge in Constantine, Mich., over Father’s Day weekend.  A few North American Championships (250MH, 750MH), the Race 4 Kaos and seven classes with more than eight entries made for one of the best turnouts in the country thus far. 


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