REDS Offshore Racing

We Love the Offshore Racing Fans

Offshore racing in Sarasota is not the same. We try to keep articles light, entertaining, informative and always heartfelt. I realize this is somewhat of a departure since the latter (heartfelt) is mainly in play here. Our favorite memories in racing beyond going on stage to receive awards, was meeting the race fans at both …

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Farewell to Offshore Racer Keith Holmes of the Cat-Can-Do Race Boat

REDS Offshore Racing (Watt-Ahh Race Boat) extends their condolences to Throttles Keith Holmes’ family and team members. The details of the tragic accident seem to be still under investigation. It involved a collision between Miss Geico and CK Motorsports/American Ethanol’s Cat-Can-Do race boats last month in St. Clair, Michigan. Miss Geico typically races in its own “Extreme” …

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Bladder Control (It Applies to Powerboats Too!)

Puppies or babies come to mind when talking about bladder control. Race boats … not so much! It is funny looking back that the Watt-Ahh race boat had a bladder control issue, which is not good when going over 100 mph! Here’s our story: Rob Gourley and Gary Seaboyer were finishing the last touches in getting …

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Thank You to This Year’s REDS Offshore Racing Sponsors!

REDS Offshore Racing relies on the support of local sponsors to race each year. Team REDS/Watt-Ahh® would like to thank the following sponsors for helping make our participation in the 2016 Sarasota Powerboat  Grand Prix possible… Closeup on Team Watt-Ahh Crew: Best Western Plus – Gateway to Siesta Key This recently-upgraded hotel combines chic gathering places with …

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Hometown Sarasota Winning Team – REDS/Watt-Ahh Offshore Racing – Returns for this Year’s Powerboat Grand Prix

Sarasota’s “Florida Gearheads with a Heart” are ready to race offshore on behalf of kids, supporting both the event host, Suncoast Charities for Children, and a second nonprofit organization, Childhelp®. Team REDS/Watt-Ahh returns after taking the checkered flag in the Pro-Am 1 Class last July. Team members Eddie Tamberino (Throttles), and Nate Hunt (Driver) hope …

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Attention Race Fans! Team REDS Offshore/Watt-Ahh Racing in Sarasota, FL., Sunday, July 3, 2016

Sarasota Race Schedule Friday, July 1, 2016: Meet and Greet “Who’s in the Drivers Seat,” Hyatt Hotel, between noon and 2 p.m., Team REDS members sign Hero Cards for kids “Boats on the Main” Block Party: 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday, July 2, 2016: Boat on display at race village, near 12th Street boat …

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Memorial for Robert (“JR”) Noble – Team STIHL, Offshore Boat Racing

Offshore boat racing recently lost one of our icons for the sport. JR Noble (58), President of STIHL Southeast and Driver for Team STIHL, passed away at his home in early March 2016. A Celebration of JR’s Life occurred in Orlando, FL, where race teams – including Team REDS/Watt-Ahh (Throttles Ed Tamberino, Dana and Rob …

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Meet Becky Sinnreich: Lead Observer for Marine Mammals during Offshore Boat Races

The safety of our marine mammals … manatees and sea turtles … are paramount during offshore boat race events such as the Grand Prix Power Boat races held in Sarasota, FL., every July. This year, Becky Sinnreich led the marine observer team, suspending racing just once, when one of the many manatee that had been …

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The Social Power of Offshore Powerboats

The Sarasota/Bradenton Area is receiving international Sports Performance recognition by hosting major sporting events such as U.S. Olympic trials, world-class tennis, soccer and rowing events. In our opinion, the “Father of All Sports Performance” is the offshore powerboat races – the annual celebration of our area’s powerboat design and manufacturing legacy for over 30 years. …

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