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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.

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.

APBA mourns the loss of Fred Leland

posted Mon, 05/21/2012 - 2:41pm

The entire boat racing community is mourning the loss of Fred Leland, whose courageous battle with cancer ended quietly overnight at his home in Kirkland, Wash. He was 74.

In a career spanning more than three decades as a driver, owner, builder and one of the sport’s great innovators, Fred Leland became one of the most important figures in modern Unlimited Hydroplane racing.  His team, Leland Unlimited, won 17 races, including two Gold Cups, and a national championship.


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