Superboats to return in October
The National Offshore Superboats will return to Hervey Bay this month. Peter Mueller, Chris Wicks and Paul Robins, of Our Events Fraser Coast held talks with the Superboat organisers recently and the dates have been set.
“Lock it in now,” was everyone’s response to long time Superboat Secretary Paul Gibbs when they spoke recently.
“We are going to go at the end of October this year so as not to clash with the V8 Supercars inaugural round at Newcastle. That’s a little earlier than last year’s event,” Peter said.
“There is not a great deal of flexibility running an event like Superboats as the race needs to be held when the tides are just right.
“We will still be the final event of the year with the series wrapping up on Saturday October 28 and Sunday October 29,” Steve said.
Superboat’s Secretary Paul Gibbs said holding the event earlier means crews and fans will now be able to enjoy both the Superboats in October and V8 Supercars in November.
“We know some of the crews were committed to the Supercars and being able to have the two events staged on two different weekends means a win for both ‘Super’ events,” Mr Gibbs said.
“I had lots of positive feedback from Competitors last year and the crews loved the welcome from the people of Hervey Bay.
“The weather was reasonably kind to us making the racing all the better. The Street Parade with so many people lining the Esplanade and of course the family day at the Seafront Oval made for an excellent weekend.
“And to top of Sunday’s Race Day the presentation dinner at The Beach House Hotel was the most enjoyable night we have ever had,” Mr Gibbs added.
“Our Events Fraser Coast is building on the success of our initial venture. The weekend will be
bigger and better for the Fraser Coast Community as this year we are also working in conjunction with Robyn Lynch, Brad Nardi and Martin Simmons from Fraser Coast Tourism and Events.
Some great Sponsorship packages are also available. For all Sponsorship enquiries requests and payments please contact: Chris Wicks on 0400 241 449 or Paul Robins 0407 306 666
- GOLD SPONSORSHIP – $2,000 Benefits include: • 4 tickets to Friday night Sponsor’s function • 2 tickets to Official Presentation Dinner on Sunday night • 2 tickets for a high speed spin around the bay in a superboat • Prominent sponsors’ brand visibility on boats, national television coverage
SILVER SPONSORSHIP – $1,000 Benefits include: • 2 tickets to Friday night Sponsor’s function • 2 tickets to Official Presentation Dinner on Sunday night • 1 ticket for a high speed spin around the bay in a superboat • Sponsors brand visibility
Round 5, 2017, Hervey Bay Offshore Superboat Event
Saturday October 28 and Sunday October 29
Saturday: Pole Position Shootout 12 noon to 1pm.
Saturday Afternoon from 3:30pm Street Parade of Boats.
Sunday: Race 1, 11am – 30 minute race.
Race 2, 1pm – 30 minute race
Pit Area: Urangan Public Boat Ramp