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Superboat action to hit Hervey Bay's shores on October 27-28


The roar of the superboats will be heard once again in Hervey Bay this month when teams return for the final round of the Offshore Superboat Championships.
Paul Robins, treasurer of the Our Events Fraser Coast committee which brings the event to Hervey Bay, said there would be plenty of action for spectators on the weekend of October 27-28.
“It’s an incredibly exciting event – these boats do well in excess of 90 miles an hour across our waters,” he said, that’s about 145km/h.
“I think one of the most exciting things is watching the choppers – there’s a film chopper and there’s also a wildlife spotting chopper – and watching them following the boats is almost as exciting as the races themselves. There’s a massive buzz about it.”
He said it would be the 7th year the final round of the series had been held in Hervey Bay.
Mr Robins said on both days of the event, people could watch the spectacle of the boats racing in front of Pialba, Scarness and Torquay and also see them being lifted in and out of the ocean by crane at the Urangan public boat ramp.
“That’s a really interesting thing to watch as well,” he said.
“There’ll be a street parade of boats starting at 3.30pm on Saturday from Urangan, along the Esplanade to the Main Street roundabout and back again.
He said the pole position shootout would take place from noon to 1pm on Saturday while the races on Sunday would begin at 11am and 1pm and continue for 30 minutes each.

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