Navico Australia and the APBA (Australian Power Boat Association) Offshore Council are pleased to announce a multi-year partnership between Simrad and the Offshore Superboat Championships (OSC).
Under the partnership, Simrad will be exclusive supplier of Marine VHF Radio equipment to the OSC for race day communications between Race Control, Race Boats and Rescue Boats. Commencing at Wyndham Harbour in Victoria on 27 & 28 March 2021, the Offshore Superboat Championships will be conducted over 5 rounds in Victoria, New South Wales and Queensland.
President of the OSC, Antony DeFina, commented “Simrad’s world renowned Marine VHF Radio equipment will add a further layer of professionalism to the OSC’s race management and strengthen the all-important communications between race boats, safety boats and race control. We are grateful to Simrad for their support and their ongoing commitment to offshore powerboat racing.”
Further information on Simrad’s range of electronics can be found at www.simrad-yachting.com
Exciting News We have Proposed Race dates for the 2021 Offshore Superboat Championships.
All to be confirmed.
Race 1, Wyndham Harbour, Vic, 27th-28th March
Race 2, Geelong, Vic, 10th-11th April
Race 3, Hervey Bay, Qld 29th-30th May
Race 4, Lake Macquarie, Nsw 16th-17th October
Race 5, Lake Macquarie, Nsw 23rd-24th October
Yes that is not a typo, Geelong is back and 2 rounds at Lake Macquarie.
Excited to get back to racing.Reminder,
Please do not book until dates are confirmed.
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We wish to announce the following four rounds of the 2020 Offshore Superboat Championships have been Postponed/ cancelled due to Government measures to slow the spread of Covid 19
Round 1, Wyndham Harbour, Vic,4th-5th April, POSTPONED
Round 2, Geelong, Vic, 18th-19th April,POSTPONED
Round 3, Hervey Bay, Qld, 13th-14th June,POSTPONED
Round 4, Gold Coast, Qld, 11th-12th July, POSTPONED
Round 5, Lake Macquarie, Nsw, 17th-18th October, TBA
We will make a decision 90 days prior to this event based on Government advise at the time.
The Offshore Superboat Championships would like to thank our sponsors, supporters and competitors at this time,
We look forward to getting back to racing in the future
As the offshore superboat teams rolled in to Hervey Bay for the final weekend of the season excitement was high for a great weekend of racing, and the inclusion of the sports class, 60 mph and 85 mph for the weekend supporters had plenty to watch over the 2 days.
Saturdays sports classes ran without incident, the superboats entered the course with normal Hervey Bay waters of challenging, on the first lap “Team Hulk” Mick Walker and Paul Fowlds rolled the boat with the boat upside down both crew escaped the boat through the tunnel hatch unhurt, same could not be said for the boat which sustain some damage.
At the restart on the first corner ” The Judge” Matt Turner and John Shand Rolled and in doing so upside down hit “Maritimo 11” Ross and Andrew Willaton which caught fire, all crew managed to exit their boats.
This brought an end to the racing for Saturday.
Sunday morning the weather had worsened and course boats struggled to get out to the course to lay the course markers, Unfortunately due to deteriorating sea conditions and in consideration of our volunteer support crew, the racing has been cancelled.
This is very dissapointing to our supporters on the beach and to the teams.
With great local support from,
Fraser Coast Tourism
Pier Caravan Park
Hervey Bay City Council
Wide Bay Cranes
and all the volunteer course boats on the water
The 2019 Champions are
“AUS 1”, Maritimo 11, Ross Willaton and Andrew Willaton
“Supercat Extreme”, Dynamic Racing, Andy Smith and Hayden Wyld
“Supercat Outboard”, Team Hulk, Mick Walker and Paul Fowlds
The 4th and final round of the 2019 season will be at Hervey Bay on Saturday 30th Nov and Sunday 1st Dec.
This round will be run by the AOPC (Australian Offshore Powerboat Club).
This will also have 2 Sports Boat classes, 60 Mph and 85 Mph classes open to pleasure boats to have a go at racing.
The weekend will consist of a 2 Offshore Championship races, 2 sports boat races and a Street Parade of Boats.
The Pit area is at the Public Boat Ramp, Jetty Road, Urangan,
Race Course Viewing along the foreshore.
Race 1, 11;30am Sports Classes, 30 minute race
Race 1, 12;45pm Offshore Superboats 30 minutes race
Saturday Afternoon from 3:30pm, Street parade of Boats.
Race 2, 11;30am Sports Classes 30 minute race
Race 2, 12;30pm Offshore Superboats 30 minute race
- Pier Caravan Park
- Ramada Hotel
- Fraser Coast Tourism
- Wide Bay Cranes