Peo­ple of Bowen win Su­per­boats race week­end

Townsville Bulletin - - NEWS - EVE REIT­MA­JER

THE rac­ing was spec­tac­u­lar, the at­mos­phere was elec­tric but the peo­ple of Bowen were the true cham­pi­ons, ac­cord­ing to teams and or­gan­is­ers at this year’s Heli Taxi Bowen Off­shore Su­per­boats round.

While the choppy con­di­tions made for some tough rac­ing, Bowen could not have been more invit­ing, putting on a meet and greet for teams and spon­sors on Fri­day night and a street fes­ti­val on Satur­day.

The Front Beach, the Bowen jetty, the North Queens­land Cruis­ing Yacht Club and Dal­rym­ple Point proved to be ex­cel­lent van­tage points to see the ac­tion, and all ar­eas were packed over the week­end.

Ad­dress­ing a crowd at the yacht club on Sun­day af­ter­noon for the pre­sen­ta­tions, Off­shore Su­per­boats pres­i­dent Graham Fraser of­fered spe­cial thanks to the town of Bowen.

“We look for­ward to com­ing back for many years,” he said. “To the peo­ple of Bowen, with­out you com­ing out and sup­port­ing us, it would be noth­ing.”

Pic­ture: NA­DINE O’NEILL

Yel­low Brick Road flies through its paces.

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