Offshore boat just went over

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The Offshore boats got on the water at Detroit. Because of the way they are built, they can run on much rougher water than the Unlimited Hydroplanes.

However, the Motley Crew flipped. Ron and Scott Roman were aboard.

27 comments:

Anonymous said...

What site are you watching from? Supercat went off to commercial right after the flip.

Anonymous said...

This has got to be the worst coverage of any race venue ever.

Anonymous said...

It's tough to cover a race when there is no race to cover jackass.

Anonymous said...

Skip the Jackass comment. It is not appropriate or correct. Skipping off the air within 30 seconds of a crash is what I would call bad coverage.

Tony S said...

Ah yes, the power of anonymity in the blog world. Thanks for keeping peoples' opinions of comment boards low, Mr. "Anonymous"...

Unlimiteds NW said...

Any word on the two guys from the Motley Crew boat?

Anonymous said...

The Supercat web-casting is a complete and utter failure.

Instead of calling it Supercat they should be referred to as SUPERIDIOTS.

These people should be ashamed of themselves.

Anonymous said...

Ultra Lights are running on http://66.223.51.157/Video today.

Anonymous said...

Why do we have to wait so long for an update on the drivers(on this blog)? We waited 2 hours this am and now it's been over 40 min since the offshore crash? This is 3 races in a row with bush league coverage. I've seen better coverage of high schools sports than this. It represents the sport very poorly indeed.

Anonymous said...

If you don't like the coverage you are free to turn it off! For many, many years we had nothing....so quit your complaining and spend your energy trying to find a way to make it better.

Lon E said...

Amen to the last post about being free to turn it off if you don't like it. For all you whiners who think you can do better, volunteer some time and effort towards making this sport better. That's what the people in Detroit are doing!! Keeping the rest of us informed the best they can, probably for free. No one can control the wind and weather so not much we can say about that. Let's hope for everyone out there racing, it continues to be a safe day.

Anonymous said...

I have been around this sport for over 30 years. I promise you we deserve not better coverage but much much better coverage than this. Justifying the current state by saying that we did not have it in the past is putting your head in the sand. Look at any other major sport and compare for yourself. The ABRA needs to make promotion of this sport a priority and come up with a professional plan and staff to deliver it. As for me, I will continue to do what I can to help and will continue to express my opinion.

Anonymous said...

What I hope more than anything is, after the drift situation last week, that they consider that the sport we love so much hasspeed bumps at every turn. I remember, back in teh '80's when the fleet would participate in a race out on Lake Meade in Vegas, and the winds would get up so bad out there that they finally quit racing. Vegas was a good venue but Mother Nature doesn't cooperate from time to time.

Patience is something we could all lear alot from!

Anonymous said...

Can we get an update on the offshore drivers condition?

Anonymous said...

It's been over an hour since the crash. Are they OK?

Anonymous said...

Live streaming audio, video and continuous text and photo updates from the HydroInsider.com race day crew in Detroit. Continuous live updates and play-by-play from HydroInsider.com ??????

Lon E said...

Yes, the 2 Supercat drivers are OK. Over on live audio streaming from WORX they gave a brief update and said the 2 drivers were OK but not too much other info. or anything about the boat. Just saying that the race was still on hold for all classes due to the wind.

Anonymous said...

This sport will collapse at the end of this year. Its over people. This sport is a orgy of stupidity from race venues, ABRA, Barge Lines, Corps of Engineers, Weather,

This is lowest I have ever seen this sport. Hopefully no more will exist after this year.

Anonymous said...

Good-bye and good riddiance to you! The last thing we need in this sport is you.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the update Lon. I'll try WORX too.

Anonymous said...

I guess I don't understand some peoples feelings towards coverage of boat races that aren't takng place. One thing that cannot be controlled in this whole ordeal is the weather.

I love this sport so much that I live and breath it every single year that it comes around.

Living in an area that has held the powerboats for MANY years, I've been told over the last decade that the end was near for the Unlimiteds, and it almost was at one time in MAdison because of insufficient funds, or improper handling of those said funds. But the race survived. It's just as strong now as it ever was. Yes there seems to be a need for new blood in the sport. IMHO that new blood will come along. LIke everything else it takes money to survive.

HERE'S HOPING THE SPORT RUNS ON FOR ANOTHER 100 YEARS!!!

Anonymous said...

Here's to hoping the sport is dead after this year!!!!

Anonymous said...

It sure seems odd that a person would waste ALOT of there time on something that they HATE SO MUCH!!

I think If I didn't like the soprt of Unlimited Hydroplanes I woldn't hang around to see what was happening! JMO

Anonymous said...

The coverage has been better than any of us could manage. All the more amazing when you take into consideration the conditions these people are functioning under. Is there any sponsor that has stepped up to assist their efforts? I haven't seen one.

It's so easy for a troll to come on here and whinge about the quality of coverage, or its lack of quality, but did he offer to pay for more bandwidth? upgraded connections? If you're going to talk the talk, be prepared to walk the walk.

PS I'll never post using "anonymous".

Gary Murray said...

Oops! So much for my final words above - I hit enter too soon!

Sorry.

Nelson said...

Quit whining about the coverage!! At least we HAVE COVERAGE!

You guys don't know what circumstances the people who are working hard back in Detroit to try and cover the race for us might be going through.

At least they're trying to give us coverage! Remember...something is better than nothing!

Lee said...

The fact that from the beach here in Florida...I can pull up the site...and get stats, updates, photos, and video in much appreciated.

Thank you for the updates. Thamk you for the video. All of your efforts are much appreciated!

Lee Lafleur
(U21 Photo Guy)