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Old 05-13-2010, 10:10 AM
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After the somewhat recent announcement of Powerboat's P1 USA's $90,000 purse for the Super Vee Lite series, I thought it was time to check in with director of operations Martin Sanborn and ask four straight questions, http://www.boats.com/boat-content/20...%99s-the-plan/.

Interesting, at the very least.

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Great questions! Hopefully things will work out like they envision them
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Thanks, Racegirl.

One of the things I like about Martin Sanborn is I can ask him real questions and he doesn't flinch.

I hope it works, too. I also understand why some of the other organizations are cautious.
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Matt,

Any details on this ?

Min boat count ?

"additional sponsor fulfillment criteria"


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Powerboat P1 USA reportedly has guaranteed a total of $90,000 for nine races if racers meet a minimum boat count and additional sponsor fulfillment criteria, regardless of the sanctioning body under which they race.
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Matt,

Any details on this ?

Min boat count ?

"additional sponsor fulfillment criteria"
Hey Tim,

I think those are reasonable questions. I will follow up.
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According to Martin Sanborn, there have to be eight to ten, depending on the venue, Super Vee Lights. The "additional sponsorship fulfillment criteria" means they have to be APBA/UIM members and they have to wear driving suits with the APBA/UIM logo (as well as a Powerboat P1 logo).
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8 TO 10 SVL's at every race.

Now that would be great !!!

As far as the APBA ?

I agree they will need those patches for their entire season....

More news on that coming soon!
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I totally get where you're coming from. Everyone has reason to be a little jaded by the goings on in offshore racing, especially those, like you, who were involved in it.

I am just reporting. I said I'd follow up on my original story when Tim Sharkey asked a couple of good questions. Got the answers, nothing more or less.

What you do with them, and how you perceive them, is totally up to you.
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Martin is onto something...but the background "noise" will be very difficult to overcome. Each existing sanctioning body, aside from the semi-dormant APBA Offshore, is both unneccesary and self preserving....... a real problem.

The trick is to extract a single sponsored Vee class (P-1?) and a single sponsored cat class (UIM-1?)....and make everything else the developmental league. Martin is half way there in concept.....but execution in shark filled waters is a B*tch, even if the sharks are short sighted and toothless in many cases.

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