Ashleigh Finlayson and Malachy Browne today took 29 minutes and 29 seconds in their Tohatsu powered ThunderCat over ‘The Orestone Challenge’, an 18 nautical mile course set off England’s West Country.
The couple who live together in Devon, completed the speed run at 11.35 this morning.
The run has yet to be sanctioned by the Exmouth Powerboat and Ski Club (EPBSC) after receiving data from timekeepers, Steve Satchell and Joe Leeming were present at the Fairway Buoy and The Orestone to record the record.
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.