A thrilling powerboat speed weekend is happening in Yarmouth at the end of this month (28 and 29).
The 2019 British Offshore powerboat racing season drew to a close at Cowes at the end of August, however the governing body, the United Kingdom Offshore Powerboat Association, (UKOPRA) hasn’t quite finished yet.
The event is being organised by the Classic Offshore Powerboat Club, (COPC) under the sanction of UKOPRA, with the aim of running timed runs for licensed competitors.
Boats that took a podium placing during the 2019 season in any of UKOPRA’s 5 classes will be eligible to challenge for a recognised record, while those others will be able to compete for a performance certificate.
The course will be located to the east of Yarmouth Pier and the speeds will be a calculated average over a two-way run.
The winner of the 2019 Cowes Torquay Cowes race, Silverline Bullet, crewed by Drew Langdon and Miles Jennings averaged 92.87 mph over the 179.50 NM course. The team will be at Yarmouth hoping to breeze through the 100mph mark and beyond.
Isle of Wight resident, Frankie Rose, has entered, ‘Vintage Torque’, his Italian designed and built hull is expected to be one of the quickest boats at the event.
Spectators can watch the fastest boats on water from Bouldnor on Saturday (28) and Sunday (29) between 9am-6pm.