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Cowes-Torquay-Cowes powerboat race
The Cowes-Torquay-Cowes powerboat race is considered to be one of the toughest and most prestigious offshore powerboat races in the world. The race covers a distance of approximately 190 nautical miles, starting and finishing in Cowes on the Isle of Wight, England, and passing through Torquay on the south coast of England.
The race has a rich history, dating back to 1961, and has attracted some of the biggest names in powerboat racing over the years. Drew Langdon is a British powerboat racer who has competed in the Cowes-Torquay-Cowes race, as well as other offshore powerboat races around the world. He has achieved multiple victories and podium finishes in various powerboat racing events throughout his career.
Pressing on at the week end - A second win in the championship at Poole Bay Classic
Poole Bay 100
Poole Bay 100 is an offshore powerboat race that takes place annually in Poole Bay, on the south coast of England. The race covers a distance of 100 nautical miles and is organized by the UK Offshore Powerboat Racing Association (UKOPRA).
The UKOPRA is the governing body for offshore powerboat racing in the UK and is responsible for organizing a number of offshore powerboat races throughout the country. The organization sets the rules and regulations for the races and ensures that they are conducted safely and fairly.
The Poole Bay 100 is one of the most popular races organized by the UKOPRA and attracts competitors from all over the world. The race takes place in September each year and features a variety of different classes of powerboats, ranging from smaller entry-level boats to larger high-performance racing boats.
The Lymington Challenge is an offshore powerboat race that takes place in Lymington, a coastal town located in Hampshire, England. The race covers a distance of approximately 100 nautical miles and is organized by the Lymington Powerboat Racing Club.
The Lymington Challenge is open to powerboats of all types and sizes, and is known for attracting a diverse range of competitors, from amateur enthusiasts to professional racers. The race is typically held in June or July each year and is one of the highlights of the UK offshore powerboat racing calendar.
The course for the Lymington Challenge takes competitors along the Solent, around the Isle of Wight, and back to Lymington. The race is known for its challenging conditions, with strong currents, rough seas, and shifting winds adding to the difficulty of the race. Despite the challenges, the Lymington Challenge is a popular event among powerboat racing enthusiasts and is widely regarded as one of the most exciting offshore powerboat races in the UK.
2019 CTC - 1st over all with an average speed of 92.87 mph
Cornish 100 Trophy
The Cornish 100 Trophy is an offshore powerboat race that takes place in Cornwall, a county located in the southwest of England. The race covers a distance of approximately 100 nautical miles and is organized by the South West Offshore Racing Association (SWORA).
The Cornish 100 Trophy is open to powerboats of all types and sizes, and typically attracts a range of competitors from amateur enthusiasts to professional racers. The race is usually held in July or August each year and is one of the most popular offshore powerboat races in the UK.
The course for the Cornish 100 Trophy takes competitors along the Cornish coast, past rugged cliffs and beautiful beaches, and around the famous Land's End landmark. The race is known for its challenging conditions, with strong winds, choppy seas, and unpredictable weather adding to the difficulty of the race.
Despite the challenges, the Cornish 100 Trophy is a popular event among powerboat racing enthusiasts and offers a unique opportunity to experience the stunning coastline of Cornwall from the water.
The John Mace Perpetual Trophy
The Late Mike Fiore was awarded ‘The John Mace Perpetual Trophy’. I was honoured to accept on his behalf at The Royal Yacht Squadron Cowes UK for his contribution to Powerboat development. Mike having designed and built my Outerlimits SV43 which has now given us two consecutive wins at the International Cowes Torquay Cowes Powerboat Race In 2018 & 2019.
more of the C-T-C Race
The Cowes Torquay Cowes race is a legendary offshore powerboat race that takes place annually in the UK. The race covers a distance of approximately 190 nautical miles, starting and finishing in Cowes, Isle of Wight, and passing through Torquay on the English south coast. The race was first held in 1961 and quickly became one of the most challenging and prestigious powerboat races in the world. The course is known for its difficult conditions, with competitors facing strong tides, rough seas, and unpredictable weather.The race has a rich history and has attracted some of the world's best powerboat racers and teams over the years. The race has also been the site of many memorable moments and epic battles, with boats racing side by side at speeds of up to 100 miles per hour.In recent years, the Cowes Torquay Cowes race has continued to attract top racers and teams from around the world, and it remains one of the most challenging and prestigious powerboat races in the world. The race continues to be a showcase for the latest advances in powerboat technology, and it is a testament to the skill, courage, and endurance of the men and women who compete in this demanding and thrilling sport.
CLASS 1 OFFSHORE RACING
Offshore racing in the UK is a highly competitive and exciting sport that involves high-performance powerboats and attracts top teams and drivers from around the world. The sport is governed by two main organizations: the British Powerboat Racing Club (BPRC) and the UK Offshore Racing Association (UKOPRA).
The BPRC is responsible for organizing and promoting the races themselves, while the UKOPRA oversees the technical and safety aspects of offshore powerboat racing in the UK.
Class one vee powerboats are a popular type of powerboat used in offshore racing in the UK. These boats are designed for speed and maneuverability, and can reach speeds of up to 200 mph. They are typically piloted by a team consisting of a driver and a throttleman, who work together to control the boat's speed and direction.
Offshore racing events in the UK featuring class one vee powerboats include the Cowes-Torquay-Cowes and Poole-Bournemouth-Poole races, as well as the Guernsey Gold Cup and the Falmouth Fowey race. These events are highly competitive and attract large crowds of fans and spectators.
Safety is a top priority in offshore racing with class one vee powerboats, and strict rules and regulations are in place to ensure the safety of the drivers, teams, and spectators. The boats are equipped with advanced safety features like roll cages, fire suppression systems, and emergency air supplies for the crew.
- Class 1 Vee racing is governed by the Union Internationale Motonautique (UIM), which is the international governing body for powerboat racing.
- The rules and regulations for Class 1 Vee racing are very strict and cover everything from boat design and construction to driver and team requirements.
- Each boat in Class 1 Vee racing must be constructed according to specific design and safety standards, including hull design, cockpit layout, and engine specifications.
- The boats typically use advanced materials like carbon fiber and Kevlar to maximize strength and minimize weight.
- Each team is required to have a driver and a throttleman, who work together to control the boat's speed and direction.
- The driver is responsible for steering the boat, while the throttleman works the boat's throttles to adjust the speed and power.
- Races typically consist of multiple laps around a course that is marked by buoys or other markers.
- The courses can vary in length and difficulty depending on the location and conditions, but are typically around 6-8 miles in length.
- The boats in Class 1 Vee racing are powered by twin engines that can generate up to 1750 horsepower each, allowing them to reach speeds of up to 200 mph.
- Safety is a top priority in Class 1 Vee racing, and each boat is equipped with advanced safety features like roll cages, fire suppression systems, and emergency air supplies for the crew.
- In addition, all drivers and teams must undergo extensive training and certification before they are allowed to compete in Class 1 Vee racing events.