The Australian Offshore Powerboat Club is excited to announce its next race in the Victorian series; The Wyndham Harbour Powerboat Championship on the 9th and 10th of September Co-hosted by the Wyndham Harbour Marina.
The thrills and spills of Offshore powerboat racing are sure to create excitement on the waters of Port Philip Bay. With a great response from the local community and boating public after the first race in February of this year, Wyndham Harbour Marina are actively involved in hosting the event.
Marina manager Darren Finkelstein said the marina is very excited to be part of the action. “Powerboats and powerboat racing is an exciting sport for both competitors and spectators. As one of the Bays newest marina developments we see this event as a natural fit for our members and local boat owners. Powerboat racing is not only an exciting event to watch, the safety and performance improvements from racing flow through to every day boater”.
Whilst the event will see some local and interstate hi performance Offshore Super boats, classes are available for the everyday single engine mono hull boat, ski boat or hi performance pleasure boat. Club Commodore Simon Isherwood said “Whilst we are excited to have some of Australia’s best Offshore super boats, for us the event is as much about getting anyone interested in offshore racing involved in the sport. We have classes to cater for all boats, and manage the event in a friendly and safe manner.” The entry list includes Haines, Eden Craft, Coota Craft, Natwell and Velocity hulls.
The race starts at 12.00pm on Sunday 10th September with the boats running on the 10km course between Wyndham Harbour and Campbells Cove. Boats will be on display at Wyndham Harbour Marina from 1.00pm Saturday 9th September. Because of major renovations to the Cafe, food trucks and a sausage sizzle by the local school will be onsite.
Above: Course layout and location
Parks Victoria will issue a formal ‘Notice To Mariners’ prior to the event weekend.
This will be the second round in the prestigious “Robert Weir” series, the AOPCs most prestigious award for outboard powered boats.
Right now, save the date in your diary, remember the 9th and 10th of September for the ‘Wyndham Harbour Powerboat Championship’.
Media and race inquiries:
Antony de Fina Darren Finkelstein
0411 648 487 0418 379 369
Secretary AOPC Wyndham Harbour