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For the uninitiated Grand Prix class hydroplanes are the fastest automotive
engine boats that go around corners in the world.
Visually impressive at top speeds they have a wall of water 100
feet high and 500 feet long behind them with as much as 3 tonnes
of water in the air. This wall of water drops slightly as they go
into a corner but instantly reappear as the boat enters the turn
and the turn fin struggles to hold the boat in the corner.
The noise that these boats makes pushes noise limits imposed by
In a phrase GP Hydroplanes are the most exciting class of powerboat
racing in the world.
Feel free to browse the site to learn more about this exciting
class of racing powerboat and how you can find where they race in
your part of the world.
It's better than a V8 Super Car but it's on Water!!
GP Hydroplanes are predominatly raced in 4 countries, Australia,
New Zealand, The USA and Canada. There are a sprinkling in other
countries as well and we would be glad to hear about them.
In Australia the controlling body for all powerboat events is the
Australian Power Boat Association