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Hobie world championships set to sail on Captiva

The South Seas Island Resort is gearing up to host the 22nd annual Hobie 16 Worlds - the first time in 35 years Hobie has held its world championship in America - and spectators are invited to come out.Organized by the International Hobie Class Association, the top sailors from around the world ...

Roar produces big winners -and a big win

The APBA World Offshore Championship series - where more than 50 teams from across the globe tested their might in five cities - culminated on the Beach this past weekend, garnering kudos from racers, attendees and organizers alike.Hosted through the joint efforts of the American Powerboat ...

Brother-sister team always ready to roar

Daisy and Sam Coleman are probably the most interesting siblings from Wales you could meet. They also piloted and co-piloted one of Geico's Offshore Competition Powerboats for last weekend's Roar Offshore."Being honest, I sort of fell in because of Daisy. I used to do motocross, so boats were ...

Avid runner still winning races at age 81

At 5:30 a.m. every morning a Fort Myers Beach snowbird resident slips on his running shoes and takes off for about a three-mile run, first along the sandy beaches before heading back home on Estero Boulevard.Jay Gray, 81, who also lives in Atlantic City, has already competed in three races ...

Powerboat races bring fun and business to the Beach

Offshore racing returning to Fort Myers beach means inshore dollars being spent at local businesses, establishments, restaurants and hotels, providing an economic boost to the region during a typically slow time of year.This weekend, the American Powerboat Association Roar Offshore event ...

CMCS Summerset Regatta races set for this weekend

The CMCS Summerset Regatta is a sailboat enthusiast's dream come true and it's coming back to Fort Myers Beach again for its 54th year.The Caloosahatchee Marching and Chowder Society race events are scheduled for this Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 5-6. Saturday's races will all be buoy races in the ...

Offshore races hit the Gulf next weekend

Have a need for speed and a love for the water?Next weekend, the American Powerboat Association Roar Offshore event returns to Fort Myers Beach after over a decade, where the inaugural APBA six-race series champions will be determined at the event that brings nearly 70,000 to the area.The ...

Plenty of activities surrounding the powerboat races

Roar Offshore gives spectators all the action they can handle on the water, but onshore Fort Myers Beach, attendees will be treated to a myriad of race-related events to enjoy across nearly a week of excitement.The festivities begin for the American Powerboat Association Roar Offshore event on ...