John Carbonell, the President of Super Boat International (SBI) organised the Key West World Championship for 38 years.
This year however, Race World Offshore (RWO) organised the event after Carbonell’s contract to run races in Key West expired after last year.
Undaunted, SBI have today announced plans which include a partnership with the Japan Power Boat Association (JPBA) in 2021.
Carbonell attended the Japan Grand Prix Powerboat Race in May of this year with the Matsuhisa Kojima, the President of JPBA and said in Key West this week:
The race event hit all the criteria needed to conduct a great, fan-friendly venue for professional race teams.
With great respect, SBI looks forward to working with JPBA in 2021 to produce yet another exciting international event.
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.