V8 Superboats

In 2009 I was given the opportunity to support a client and take them to the V8 Superboats in northern New South Wales. Having never been before, I was a bit excited and I must admit that it was not what I expected.
Having a Garden Gnome that lives and breathes V8 Supercars I wondered what the boats would be like.
I discovered that like the cars, they were extremely noisy but incredibly fun to watch.
I had a blast sitting down at the fence with my new DSLR (have I really had my camera for almost 5 years now?) on sports mode and clicking away.
I actually ‘jagged’ a good shot that won a prize in the local show later that year. lol

I found it interesting that when a boat came to grief, it was quite difficult for the marshalls to get to them dependent upon where on the course they ended up.
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So for the rev-heads out there, I hope you enjoy. 🙂

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25 thoughts on “V8 Superboats

  1. Yess!! I’d love to see this racing! Seen it on TV before – you are so lucky to see them. Such wild racing with the incredible tight turns and occasional rolls out of the water. All jet boats too. 🙂

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  2. When I started reading this post, I thought you were going to tell about the time you drove (is that the right terminology?) one of these Superboats. But even though you “just” watched and took some great pictures, it sounds like it was a lot of fun.

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  3. Great experience Sue and professional pics, could see how you won a prize for one of your pics.
    Never been to a superboats meeting, it looks exciting and moreso if you are up close I think.
    Cheers
    Emu

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