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Venue Chosen for 2014 APBA Annual Meeting

posted Thu, 05/31/2012 - 10:37am

The American Power Boat Association will hold its 2014 annual meeting in Reno, NV.

“The biggest little city in the world provided us with an opportunity and experience that no other city could match,” APBA Executive Director Dan Wiener said.

“The Grand Sierra Resort and Casino will be providing our members a nightly rate and concessions that were above and beyond the bid from any other venue.”

Blocks of rooms, beginning on Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014, will be held at discounted rates through Sunday, Feb. 2.

The Sun Shined on the Bob O'Connor Memorial Regatta in Standish, Maine

posted Fri, 05/25/2012 - 12:00pm

BY Paul Luippold

Having been present at the Standish opener every year since 2005, this past weekend ranked as one of the best weather-wise, with clear blue sky and sunny and warm temperatures running into the low 80's.

Most competitors arrived by Friday, with many taking advantage of open practice session in the afternoon. It was a day to dust off the cobwebs from winter and test out new equipment or to just tune up. 

UIM President visits APBA headquarters

posted Fri, 05/25/2012 - 8:20am

For the first time in nearly a century a Union Internationale Motonautique (International Powerboat Union) foreign president made his way to APBA headquarters.

“I am very happy and proud to here at the APBA Headquarters in Detroit. I took the opportunity while I was at the [International Olympic Committee] annual convention in Quebec City,” UIM President Dr. Raffaele Chiulli said.

Friends in a Storm: Desert Storm at 159

posted Sat, 05/05/2012 - 11:43am in Mercury Racing Blog

Somehow, still images don’t quite convey the atmosphere of a poker run. My last post, just after Desert Storm, (and Rick Mackie’s just before) described the breadth of the activities. We posted some photos of the new boats, both on display and in the water. Nevertheless, there’s nothing quite like going on board and feeling the vibe — especially with friends.


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