Spectators won’t be able to watch the offshore superboats roar around Coffs Harbour’s jetty in 2018.   Picture: Matt Deans
by Brad Greenshields

The high horsepowered action of the Australian Offshore Superboat Series flying around the Jetty Harbour will not be seen in 2018.

The original proposed calendar for this year had a round slated for Coffs Harbour at the end of August but this week it was announced that the series was reduced from five rounds to three with Coffs Harbour one of the venues to miss out.

Conn Saloumidis, a throttleman for the Team SUV Simrad boat and NSW representative for the Australian Offshore Superboat Series, said it was a matter of not many superboats being available at the when this year’s round in Coffs Harbour was supposed to go ahead.

He added he can understand the disappointment of the Coffs Coast people who lined the Jetty perimeter to watch the boats hit tremendous speeds.

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