Found this on the www.worldofpowerboats.com
site, not good news if you've just put a boat together!
Latest News > PRO VEE : PUT ON ICE
We recently asked the question had the offshore series Pro Vee hit the proverbial buffers, never to be seen again. However we have since heard that the 2006 championship has been 'put on ice' rather than scrapped. This follows an abysmal response from team owners to the final dealine of 1st March.
We understand series promoter Chris Witty and his Norwegian Operations Manager Per-Carsten Michelsen had negotiated four venues this year some of which supported Class 1 and Powerboat P1. There was a proviso that they would participate on the Class 1 and Powerboat P1 programme only if eight Pro Vee teams were represented....not five or six but eight. We understand only one team owner actually paid up. Witty and reigning World Class 1 champion Steve Curtis, who was responsable for the Pro Vee concept is considering rule changes for next year which they hope will make it easier for teams to enter but its fair to say, 'You can take a horse to water but you can't make the animal drink it'. In the case of Pro Vee, the series had superb worldwide television exposure, a packed weekend of action at many great venues, but still there was a very obvious lack of enthusiasm by several crews so don't be surprised if Pro Vee makes the ice box it permanent home.