With the Jet Stream sitting below the British Isles, the whole country is suffering from unseasonable weather.
Holiday makers aren’t the only to suffer, the International Powerboat Racing Club (IPRC) ’s Falmouth to Scilly Isles UIM Marathon race this weekend has had to undergo an haircut.
Race officials have put together a shortened course of 76 NM which will encompass Falmouth to Eddystone Lighthouse, Plymouth and back.
The 4 competing boats, Silverline, Birretta Due, Halcyon Connect and HTS Perkins are moored at Port Penden, Falmouth until around 10am and can be seen from the Maritime Museum walkway.
Mark 1 – Virtual Mark
Approx 1 mile East of Manacles Buoy
Mark 2 – Eddystone Rock
Mark 3 – Yellow Buoy
Mark 4 – Udder Rock Cardinal Buoy
Mark 5 – Laid Yellow – Finish Mark
Photo: Tim Tapping
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.