‘Petrol Heads Unite’ for Superboats 2024

Last year's Offshore Superboat Championships. (Supplied)

Boats will be speeding through Geelong this weekend as Offshore Superboat Championships make a splash in Corio Bay.

Competitive racing across multiple classes, including open and enclosed cockpits, will be displayed during round two of the March 16 and 17 event.

Australian Offshore Powerboat Club commodore Antony de Fina said the course was “super visible”, with people able to meet the drivers and support crews at Steampacket Gardens.

“We love Geelong, it’s a great venue. The crowd enjoy it, the racing is very tight, and the course is actually quite intense because of the amount of corners,” he said.

“There’s a lot to see and do. You can talk with the crews, and it’s not closed off; it’s very open. So, you’re right there with everybody.

“It’s a marvellous course and the people really seem to come out in droves… Last year was huge and ties in well with the ford event that’s on as well, so petrol heads unite.”

The free event will have viewing access along the shoreline for spectators, and many boats will be displayed at Steampacket Gardens and in the water alongside Wangim Walk.

Round one of the Offshore Superboat Championships was held at Wyndham Harbour on February 24 and 25, with The Mantis team taking out the outright winner’s trophy.

The next two rounds will be held in Queensland, with round three at Hervey Bay from May 11 to 12 and round four on the Gold Coast from July 27 to 28.

More information about Offshore Superboat Championships is available at superboat.com.au