There’s nothing quite like the sound of an Unlimited
The sport of powerboat racing involves a lot more than just the teams that take to the water. Each meeting, no matter where it is held, needs a lot of volunteers to assist their time and experience. This World Championship event is no different. FASTWATER is proud to have on board some of Australia’s most experienced Officials to manage this event. They come from all over the country including New South Wales, Queensland, Victoria and Western Australia. However, with a World Championship it also needs to include International Positions and we would like to thank Mr Graeme Wingate from New Zealand who is the designated UIM Commissioner and Mr Warwick Lupton also from New Zealand who will be part of our International Jury.
On the other side, every powerboat event thrives on spectators and the broad fan base that the Unlimited Boats attract. Like they all say, there is nothing like that sound what the Big Boys take off from the bank making their way down to begin the start of their race. But it gets better, when the flag drops the roar is amazing, that’s what it is all about. That’s why they come !! This meeting is all about the supercharges, the big turbo’s, the cell boats and a great weekend of fast racing. This event will see many boats hitting the water for the first time, the big Bad Attitude boat, driven by Paul Madill will be a big drawcard. Will Rob Psaila launch his new cell boat, yes, we certainly think so. Will John Cross fight for the World Champ title; there is a very big chance !!
Another new boat hitting the water with a reinforced safety cockpit will be Bruce Jordan from The Real Thing. We got some sneak peeks from the Real Thing team on their first practice session last week – the following was updated to their website.
Bruce and his crew, have finally finished the fit out of the capsule in the The Real Thing!
At a test day recently they ran the boat just to get some laps done and data from the Motec logging system. The boat looks great on the water and Bruce said he felt safe inside the capsule, “Just like driving a drag car” apparently. The boys are looking to do further testing, this time with a camera on board so we’ll post some footage when it is to hand. Bruce would like to thank Rob, Steve, Peter Djukic, Peter from Motec and all that helped in the build.