2009 Club Racing Dates
Oulton Broad
Date Time
25th Apr 6.00pm
2nd May 6.00pm
6th May 6.00pm
16th May 6.00pm
23rd May 6.00pm
6th Jun 6.00pm
13th Jun 6.00pm
20th Jun 6.00pm
27th Jun 6.00pm
4th Jul 6.00pm
11th Jul 6.00pm
18th Jul 6.00pm
25th Jul 6.00pm
1st Aug 5.45pm
8th Aug 5.30pm
15th Aug 5.30pm
26th Aug 4.00pm
8th Sep



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The 1964 500cc Crescent Cracks 50 Seconds

On a chilly evening, The 2011 club season at Oulton Broad got underway with a practice session for all powerboat classes. The Area 31 Racing team decided to give the restored Classic 1964 500cc Crescent its first outing of the season.


Rebuilding the outfit 4 years ago was a challenge in itself, but getting the 1964 500cc Crescent engine running properly has been a bigger challenge for the team mainly due to the age of the engine (nearly 50 years old), and the availability of parts.

However after spending a lot of time on the engine during the close season the somewhat temperamental engine decide to fire into life at Oulton Broad as Driver david Jones and the Area 31 Racing Team managed to get the classic hydroplane outfit to lap under 50 seconds for the first time with a time of 49.61 seconds.


With some modifications to the propellers, David and the team are confident they can get the classic Crescent outfit going even quicker at the next meeting at Oulton Broad on bank holiday monday providing the engine behaves itself.


Throughout the Season the team will also be racing the 1980's restoration project, The 500cc Konig Powered Cabover Hydroplane.

David Jones prop riding the 500cc Classic Hydroplane

And also the 1990's restoration project, the 500c Konig powered Popoli hydroplane.

Area 31 Racing Team 500cc Restored Popoli

All these restorations are hydroplanes the team have raced throughout the past 40 years on the local, national and international circuit.




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