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Offshore Power Boat Racing

Offshore powerboat racing is a sport where ocean-going power boats compete in point to point racing. The sport is over a century old and has gained popularity because of the exhilaration and risks that it involves. Power boat racing is led by the Union Internationale Motonautique (UIM) in Europe, Asia, and Middle East. In the USA the American Power Boat Association (APBA) is the main governing body. Private funding as well as commercial sponsors finance the sport. History Of Offshore Powerboat Racing The sport was formed in 1903, when Automobile Club of Great Britain along with the Marine Motor Association hosted a race of auto boats. Power boat racing did not exist at that time, and the winner of the race was presented with the ...

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