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Old 06 June 2006, 16:11   #1
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Belgian Offshore 2006

Hi Guys,

Last weekend the Belgian Offshore took place under a nice sky and a good looking sea. This year there were 4 English teams competing; 3 of them in amazing Scorpion ribs.

Sometimes it was close racing and the suspense was 100% ... as was the fair play. All competitors had the feeling the won and in a way they did.

Aphro was also there and took part in the race.

Check the pictures on fotobank.navis.be.

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Old 06 June 2006, 16:26   #2
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Belgian Offshore 2006 - more pics ...

... for you to enjoy!

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Terriffic shots! I want the Team XS RIB, any Idea what it is?
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Old 06 June 2006, 17:09   #4
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Hightower,

It is an Offshore Passion http://www.offshorepassion.com/ . I had the chance of taking it out for a 'spin'. 0 to 55 knots is just a few seconds (so it felt).

Pilot is Sven Aartsen; co-pilot is Nicolas Walaert. Both have been racing for some time now.

This boat is fabulous but has some trouble with rough seas. Nevertheless it's like a bullet from a gun.

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Old 07 June 2006, 13:08   #5
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Terriffic shots! I want the Team XS RIB, any Idea what it is?
Top Speed with the Mercury 250XS is 73 kn. That boat is the winner of the Championnat de France. According to offshorepassion topspeed with the 300xs should be between 80-85 kn.
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Old 07 June 2006, 13:17   #6
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How did that Viper Max7.5 with twin Mercury 200XS perform?


Great pic's on your site!!

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I'm still waiting for the official results. I'll let you know.

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Hi Guys,

Last weekend the Belgian Offshore took place under a nice sky and a good looking sea. This year there were 4 English teams competing; 3 of them in amazing Scorpion ribs.

Sometimes it was close racing and the suspense was 100% ... as was the fair play. All competitors had the feeling the won and in a way they did.

Aphro was also there and took part in the race.

Check the pictures on fotobank.navis.be.

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Excellent photos on your site Karel

Any idea what power that grey Buzzi(?) boat has? How did she compare to Scorpion Hot Lemon for speed?

I'm sure I recognise the guy in the portrait photo no 13 (Brugge Marine), I think I met him at Ribex this year. Pretty sure he was with the Osprey in photo 32.


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Old 08 June 2006, 18:06   #9
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The Biretta has 2 x 440 hp and a two speed gear box.

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Old 09 June 2006, 08:35   #10
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Excellent photos on your site Karel

Any idea what power that grey Buzzi(?) boat has? How did she compare to Scorpion Hot Lemon for speed?

I'm sure I recognise the guy in the portrait photo no 13 (Brugge Marine), I think I met him at Ribex this year. Pretty sure he was with the Osprey in photo 32.


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Photo 13 is indeed Kris Deraedt from Brugge Marine Center. He was at Ribex with that yellow and red ViperMax 6.5.
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