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GoPro Sponsors Powerboat Superleague for Second Consecutive Year

Line of On-Board Cameras Provides Unique Perspective During Races

GoPro, the world’s leading manufacturer of wearable and vehicle mountable digital cameras for sports, will sponsor the 2009 Powerboat Superleague for the second year running and provide its best selling GoPro Motorsports HERO Wide cameras and accessories to capture this thrilling watersport racing series.

Since 1986, the Powerboat Superleague has conducted over 138 racing events in the United States alone. These events showcase state-of-the-art boats piloted by renowned drivers in areas close to shore, providing daytime entertainment for spectators and local communities.

“We first tried GoPro’s Motorsports HERO cameras on the Powerboat Superleague’s boats in 2008 and got some fantastic footage. Plus, their low cost, durability and ease of use made them perfect for our type of race coverage,” said Jarred Romesburg, director and executive producer of Superleague Digital Media. “Our 2008 production earned five national awards and I am certain the footage from the GoPro Motorsports Cameras played a huge role in that. We have tried nearly every type of onboard camera out there and GoPro is the best. We are proud to have them as a sponsor and official camera of Superleague Digital Media,” Romesburg added.

The Powerboat Superleague is a June-through-September, nine race series designed with spectators in mind. With races held on rivers, lakes and small bays/coves across the Midwest and east coast, an estimated 700,000 people take part in the live action while 25 million viewers watch through worldwide broadcast. State-of-the-art boats built for speed and showmanship, and piloted by internationally revered drivers make the Powerboat Superleague the US premier event in boat racing. GoPro is excited to help bring the seldom-seen perspective of the driver to Superleague viewers.

“On-board camera angles provide some of the most exciting viewing angles in motorsports…but can also be the most challenging perspective to capture. GoPro’s mission is to make it easy to capture incredible footage from incredible angles, with ease, and our industry leading Motorsports HERO WIDE cameras do just that. We’re fired up that Superleague Digital Media has chosen GoPro as the official on-board camera to help bring another unforgettable season to Superleague superfans and new viewers alike,” said Nicholas Woodman, founder and CEO of GoPro.

Perfect for catching all the action without capsizing, GoPro recently introduced its new 170 degree wide-angle lens Motorsports HERO Wide camera, which dramatically shows more viewing area and more racing excitement than any other on-board camera.

The Motorsports HERO Wide is bundled with mounting accessories for cars, motorcycles, motorsports helmets, boats, planes and other powersports activities. Retailing for $199.99, the Motorsports HERO Wide is available at motorsports-related stores such as track shops, Yamaha dealers, Cycle Gear stores, PEP BOYS automotive stores and online at

“Our years of development and passion for motorsports show in the quality and performance of our products. It’s a great validation that so many production companies and leading brands use GoPro cameras in their productions. GoPro is proud to be the world’s leading producer of wearable and gear mountable cameras for sports,” Woodman said.

GoPro is the world’s leading manufacturer of ultra-convenient wearable and gear mountable digital cameras. Its markets include outdoor sports and motorsports. Since 2004, GoPro has been designing cameras and accessories that make it easy for people to capture images and video during their favorite activities. Its products include the patented HERO line of shockproof/waterproof wearable cameras and gear-attachment devices.

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