David Selley and Matthew Smith took an A-Class record Around the Island time and win in Bermuda yesterday.
The pair steered their Evinrude powered Phantom 19G to a time of 55 minutes and 11 seconds beating last year’s winner, Shaki Easton in a similar hull, by nearly a minute.
Phantom 19G hulls have already taken big wins this year, with Anton Modin’s UIM Gold Medal in the Class 3A European Championship in Smögen, Sweden and Jack Bobin’s Fortitudo Property Poole Bay 100 success in June.
Selley commented after:
I’m glad it’s over, that’s why we only do this race once a year!
It’s very tough on the equipment.
17 boats entered into 4 classes with 11 completing the course.
The 2018 RUBIS Around the Island Power Boat Race Results
1st) A29 David Selley and Mathew Smith (55.11)
2nd) A26 Shaki Easton and Shane Madeiros (56.04)
3rd) A16 Ryan Davidge and Richard Davidge (59.40)
DNF) A77 Jody Carreiro and Tony Carreiro
1st) B441 Quincy Dowling and Tai Bean (57:02)
2nd) B9 Cleveland Maubury and Joshua Usher (1:04:35)
3rd) B177 Craig Nesbitt Snr and Craig Nesbitt Jnr (1:06:30)
4th) B113 Shae Johnson and Esperanza Sobroda (1:19:15)
5th) B135 John Cook and Sanchea Douglas (1:26:40)
DNF) B100 Rodrae Wilson and Sanjay Ramatar
DNF) B4 Sadune Raynor and Rickai Raynor
DNS) B8 Mark Selley and Jordan Fletcher
D – Class
1st) D505 Geoffrey Willoughby and Makinday Johansen (1:05:43)
*9 mins penalty due to incorrect start and times adjusted
DNF) D69 Shawn Butterfield and Alex Gibbs
S – Class
1st) S22 Henry Talbot and Andrew Cottingham (40:09)
2nd) S7 Daric Seymour and Justin Renaud (1:10:56)
DNF) S20 Steven Bridges and Keith Bridges
John raced Offshore UIM Class 3 in the 1980’s & 1990’s.
He served as the Cowes Torquay Cowes Event Director for 4 years, including running the 50 th Anniversary Event in 2010.
He has recently organised 4 British Offshore races under UKOPRA sanction.
He is the Editor of Powerboat Racing World.