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liam
07-07-2010, 04:47 AM
preview here = http://www.poweryachtblog.com/2010/07/powerboat-gps-poltu-quato-preview.html

Pierre Colpin
07-10-2010, 01:46 AM
1. 33 furnibo - fountain
2. 66 cranefields - searex
3. 54 Ukrainian Spirit - chaudron
4. 77 Lucas Oil
5. Silverline
6. Metamarine (DNS)
7. Snav Kiton (DNS)

douglas_be
07-13-2010, 08:49 AM
Searex boat 43 Ft , driver Sigi Greve ( Germany ) , throttles Douglas Verbanck (Belgium)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z7hqMEuHM4s

liam
07-14-2010, 01:13 PM
Full Round 5 & 6 Review here; http://www.poweryachtblog.com/2010/07/powerboat-gps-polto-quato.html

Powerpole coming up next....

Starflite X
07-14-2010, 09:58 PM
More results here. http://www.powerboating.be/content/view/570/197/

Seems strange though that there is no mention anywhere of the Nor-Tech SuperSport boat stuffing and disintegrating.

Sadly, not much of a result for the new Pantera either.

liam
07-15-2010, 03:26 AM
Wow I have not heard about this too....
After the accident seems a bad run for the Nor-Tech boat...
But the boat did not start for both the Super Sport races. so this should have happened on Firday. or on the Saturday trials

jonpalm
07-15-2010, 06:57 AM
I read an interview with the driver and the nose dipped and exploded. Like hitting a wall in 85 Mph. Sounds like a bad design or layup.

liam
07-15-2010, 10:52 AM
I dont think one can argue the design as much.
The Nor-tech was doing well as of Malta race 3. But on round 4 on Shelley Jory website she says that they moved some weight inorder to get some better performance of the boat. On round 4 the boat spun and we saw how that ended. Now as someone is saying the boat stuffed and disintegrated....
Over a certain speed a boat is designed with a certain balance, and may be they played a bit too much with this....

Starflite X
07-15-2010, 11:31 AM
I read an interview with the driver and the nose dipped and exploded. Like hitting a wall in 85 Mph. Sounds like a bad design or layup.

This one?
http://www.dailyecho.co.uk/news/8273187.Latest_crash_may_end__Shelley_Jory_Leigh_s_career/

I don't know how the boat was laid up but this isn't the first time that boats that are highly regarded in the States have come apart in UK and European waters.

liam
07-15-2010, 03:46 PM
Yes I remember the race in Malta in 2008, all Skaters in Evolution where coming to pieces, while the EURO Metamarine, Chaudron, Positglione Al&Al and Outerlimits fared quite well.
Cigarette was also delaminating in the rought sea Tunisia race a month later, but had no problems in Malta.

The story in the Dailyecho is a bit sad seeing such a good performing team demoted with the recent incidents...
I hope a fast healthy recovery for both physical and mental strenghts....

Rik
07-15-2010, 05:13 PM
Yes I remember the race in Malta in 2008, all Skaters in Evolution where coming to pieces, while the EURO Metamarine, Chaudron, Positglione Al&Al and Outerlimits fared quite well.
Cigarette was also delaminating in the rought sea Tunisia race a month later, but had no problems in Malta.

The story in the Dailyecho is a bit sad seeing such a good performing team demoted with the recent incidents...
I hope a fast healthy recovery for both physical and mental strenghts....

Liam, you do remember that the Al&Al boat delaminated so bad last year they switched to an Outerlimits this year.

The engine stringer broke on the Skater and Carr cracked a bulkhead on his. The Cig might have been a modification to the bottom that didn't stick.

Tedeschi's Formula broke the liner out of it one year in Malta and cracked the hull along the steps. It was repaired by Chaudron and this is probably the start of their relationship.

It's rough water and heavy boats. Nigel took a boat that was designed for a pair of 525's and an 8,500 lb min displacement and put 850's and increased the displacement to 13K so it was no suprise the OSS class built boats were not heavy enough for the P1 class.

They all take a beating without doubt.

Here's Shelly.... http://www.bbc.co.uk/mediaselector/check/england/realmedia/southtoday/southampton/southtoday?size=16x9&bgc=C0C0C0&nbram=1&bbram=1&nbwm=1&bbwm=1 Skip to 19:45

cookee
07-17-2010, 04:31 AM
I remember Mike and Jackie's Dragon had some spray rail issues early on in P1 as well. Richard Carr also famously broke a leisure boat and was told he had been driving it "too hard" - the make of that one escapes me I'm afraid.

Edit: Might have been a Baja?

Powerboatracing
07-17-2010, 07:38 AM
Hi,

Some pics of the latest race.....

http://dam.powerboating.eu/filestore/9/1/8_d08f73b79b83e4c/918scr_0ecc6ff12389e0c.jpg?v=2010-07-10+12%3A09%3A11

http://dam.powerboating.eu/filestore/1/1/8/2_45790d470f4b50b/1182scr_18bb6d84d36eb7d.jpg?v=2010-07-15+10%3A47%3A47

http://dam.powerboating.eu/filestore/1/1/4/5_4f886b6d4fe3ace/1145scr_8837dd32339fc4f.jpg?v=2010-07-14+22%3A57%3A09

http://dam.powerboating.eu/filestore/1/0/3/8_770dfd41c791414/1038scr_128423b7dad57a0.jpg?v=2010-07-14+18%3A54%3A17

http://dam.powerboating.eu/filestore/9/7/9_190703a53531b0c/979scr_69a6572dbe37b19.jpg?v=2010-07-11+12%3A18%3A38

http://dam.powerboating.eu/filestore/9/5/3_041032352a45932/953scr_9f45c130537425d.jpg?v=2010-07-10+12%3A57%3A30

http://dam.powerboating.eu/filestore/1/2/0/1_cd7062a5d42d67d/1201scr_e4ec931c84c2b26.jpg?v=2010-07-15+10%3A50%3A29

http://dam.powerboating.eu/filestore/1/1/5/4_fa8254337683555/1154scr_bd063791cc84352.jpg?v=2010-07-14+23%3A13%3A17

http://dam.powerboating.eu/filestore/9/4/6_e1829b3357cf541/946scr_ef91e4118c712e7.jpg?v=2010-07-10+12%3A47%3A57

http://dam.powerboating.eu/filestore/9/8/6_8a4027acd02a0c1/986scr_098160a0c06d660.jpg?v=2010-07-11+12%3A53%3A07

Pictures; Karel Overlaet for "UIM Grand Prix of the Sea"

Powerboatracing
07-17-2010, 07:48 AM
Some reply on the incident with #17 Nor-Tech / Spirit of Belgium with Shelley Jorey and Patrick Huybrechts;

Southampton Powerboat champion Shelly Jory-Leigh in new accident

HAMPSHIRE powerboat champion Shelley Jory-Leigh has miraculously escaped a dramatic accident – the second in just one month.

Now the 40-year-old sportswoman’s dream of winning the world title, in which she was ranked second, is shattered.
She has even revealed the ordeal could mark the end of her career.
“I’m not sure I have even got the confidence to carry on,” she said.
Shelley’s boat suddenly dipped into the water at 83 miles per hour causing it to slam to a halt during a race in Sardinia.

Shelley and her 53-year-old co-driver Patrick Huybreghts were thrown against the boat so hard their faces felt like they were smashed into a brick wall.
Her horrific injuries include a broken nose and two black eyes, but she still managed to radio for help as well as lift Patrick who was slumped unconscious over the dash.
It happened while practising for the next leg of the Powerboat GPS World Championship after the pair had plucked up the courage to get back on the water.

In the previous race – just three weeks earlier – they escaped from a 90mph spin-out while racing in Malta.
Speaking about the latest ordeal at her Southampton home yesterday the only woman pilot in the championship said: “It is unbelievable. I have raced for 15 years and I have had three accidents but two have been in a month. It’s just unheard of. I am devastated.”

Her voice shaking, Shelley added: “The front of the boat dipped and just exploded on impact like an aeroplane crashing into the sea. That made us come to a very abrupt stop – a bit like driving a car at 83mph into a brick wall. That is what happened to our faces.

“I was shouting at Patrick trying to get a response. It was déjà vu.
“There was blood everywhere. I could feel it on my face and taste it in my mouth.
“When the safety crews got there, I remember crying a lot, then I remember feeling quite hysterical.

“‘I don’t want to do this anymore, I don’t want to do this. I want to go home’ – I kept saying that.
“My crash helmet probably broke my nose but if I didn’t have it on, I would be dead.”

Patrick is in Italy getting treatment for broken ribs, a dislocated shoulder and chest problems. Shelley is at home and will have surgery on her nose next week.
She said she owes her life to her personal trainer James Feilo, of Catalyst Training: “I should be broken. My body is shaken but it is as solid as a rock and it is because of him. He has probably just saved my life.”

Doctors said she will not be able to get in a boat for three months but she said her husband Trevor does not want her to powerboat for the rest of the year.
The racer has indicated the accident could mean she will never get in a powerboat again.

She said: “I never say never but I think it is time now not to push it.
“In some ways I am slightly superstitious I have had two near misses and the third might not be so lucky. I believe there is someone upstairs saying maybe this is the time to stop now.”

An investigation has been launched into what caused the accident.

http://www.dailyecho.co.uk/resources/images/1360901/?type=display

Starflite X
07-17-2010, 11:35 AM
Edit: Might have been a Baja?

It was.

cookee
07-18-2010, 03:26 AM
Is the boat gone or was it salvaged? I'm guessing it sank as there are no photos (that I have seen).

Rik
07-19-2010, 12:56 AM
Is the boat gone or was it salvaged? I'm guessing it sank as there are no photos (that I have seen).

Sank to the bottom...... Total loss

liam
07-19-2010, 03:06 PM
Thank you Rik. As usual from you very good information.
I started following P1 very enthusiastically in 2007, so it is always good to hear this reviews. Before 07 I used to look at the website, and read the information. So on so forth
Actually the Skater which finished most badly in the Force 6 NW race in Malta in 2008, was the British one.
Quite confirming rumours that Rounds 7 and 8 will be back in Malta.... woohooo

liam
07-27-2010, 01:08 PM
Video of Poltu Quatu here = http://www.rally-action.com/index.aspx

Another good film altough there is just a little mention of the 17 Spirit of Belgium incident / sinking towards the end of the film by Bonomi...

Pierre Colpin
07-29-2010, 09:19 AM
Thank you Rik. As usual from you very good information.
I started following P1 very enthusiastically in 2007, so it is always good to hear this reviews. Before 07 I used to look at the website, and read the information. So on so forth
Actually the Skater which finished most badly in the Force 6 NW race in Malta in 2008, was the British one.
Quite confirming rumours that Rounds 7 and 8 will be back in Malta.... woohooo

Don't think so ...

liam
07-29-2010, 11:24 AM
Thats bad news for me,, surely. But I am sure for the championship is better not to repeat a race in the same place :)

Pierre Colpin
07-29-2010, 02:58 PM
Thats bad news for me,, surely. But I am sure for the championship is better not to repeat a race in the same place :)

Correct :Score-101010:

cookee
09-08-2010, 03:50 AM
It's been a while - what news on the Nortech?

liam
09-09-2010, 06:09 AM
They Spirit of Belgium did not race in Bacoli, so I expect that the 2010 season is over.
Hopefully they will return in 2011 with a stronger and faster package.

Catmando
09-15-2010, 11:19 PM
They Spirit of Belgium did not race in Bacoli, so I expect that the 2010 season is over.
Hopefully they will return in 2011 with a stronger and faster package.Of course their season is done. Where could they find another boat so quickly and neither Shelley nor Patrick could recover in time to finish the season.

As to the 2011 season, the question is will Shelley race again? If she does I think she should move up to Evolution which would raise her confidence in the enclosed cockpit.

cookee
09-16-2010, 08:32 AM
Of course their season is done. Where could they find another boat so quickly and neither Shelley nor Patrick could recover in time to finish the season.

As to the 2011 season, the question is will Shelley race again? If she does I think she should move up to Evolution which would raise her confidence in the enclosed cockpit.

She will not race an open boat again.

Catmando
09-16-2010, 11:30 PM
She will not race an open boat again....and who could blame her? But if liam is correct the team decision to change the CG is the cause of this near-fatal accident. It was unbalanced from the start...

Catmando
09-16-2010, 11:51 PM
Cookie tell Jon Fuller I can't get into boatmad now. I run Mozilla and Outlook Express doesn't recognize it for some reason so I can't get an email to him.

Thanks

liam
09-17-2010, 05:33 AM
Lets not forget that even a closed cockpit is not 100%. Surely safer but if you dont want to get hurt stay on the couach.
When Metamarine spun out in Malta trials they where doing about 95 mph, and both Ferrari and Pennesi had quite serious injuries which took them about a month to recover.
I heard the dip in PQ happened about 85mph so there is not much difference. And then in the end sometimes it depends how things happen.
The declaration of changing gravity to the Nor-Tech to improve performance was stated by Patrick and can be seen in the video of Malta if I remember well after the Powerpole. In this video he states that the Nor-Tech is fast, and indeed it is having placed two times a second, and once a third place in the the races it finished. But he still wanted that extra 1 or 2 mph in order to be able to win a race.
Weight change is always critical and a bit delicated, I know boats which went to lighter newer engines, and the result was not so good. Still I am surprised of the boats destruction!

Catmando
09-23-2010, 12:43 PM
No not 100%. American offshore racing lost two racers in a canopy boat two years ago. Then there was the Victory tragedy this year. But after the Unlimited Hydroplane circuit went to mandatory canopies, fatalities dropped 95%. OSS mandated canopy boats from its beginning. I believe OSS has suffered only one fatality since it has been in existence.