9 June 2015 Get Revved for the Powerboats

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The power, noise and excitement of the Offshore Superboat Championships will be returning to Coffs Harbour on August 15 and 16 and Conn Saloumidis, Throttle Man for the SUV Dodge Ram Team, was at the harbour with his 600 Horse Power Superboat on Tuesday, June 9, to reveal more of what people can expect this year.

This is the third year the event has come to the city and it has consistently attracted thousands of people to the Foreshores, as well as showcasing the harbour around the world via Speed TV.

“The Superboat Championship has proved to be a fantastic way for people all across the globe to see what Coffs Harbour has to offer,” said Coffs Harbour Mayor, Councillor Denise Knight. “While the boats and the drivers’ skills are amazing, our beautiful harbour comes through as the real star of the event.” 

Once again this year’s event will feature a pole position shootout on the Saturday with a number of races taking place on the Sunday with boats will reach speeds of up to 200kms an hour. Spectators will once again be able to get up close to the action with the races moving in and out of the harbour and the Jetty providing the prime viewing.

Minister for Trade, Tourism and Major Events and Minister for Sport Stuart Ayres said: “The NSW Government through its tourism and major events agency Destination NSW, is proud to be supporting Round 4 of the Offshore Superboat Championships which is set to provide a fantastic experience to spectators as well as those who are visiting outside the region. Events are a strong drawcard for attracting visitors from across the State, contributing to the NSW Government’s goal of doubling overnight visitor expenditure by 2020. We look forward to welcoming everyone to Coffs Harbour on 15 & 16 August and I encourage visitors to take some time out to explore the area’s stunning beaches, national parks and local attractions.”

Joining Council this year as one of the local Major Sponsors is the C.ex Group. CEO of the C.ex Group John Rafferty said: “The Superboats are a great event for Coffs Harbour and the C.ex Group is glad to partnership with Coffs Harbour City Council to ensure that quality events such as the World Rally Championship, the World Touch Football Titles and Superboats continue to promote the Coffs Coast and Coffs Harbour as a vibrant tourist destination.”