It's the first of July and due to the global pandemic, we are still waiting for the UIM international season to roar into life.
Posts published in “In other news”
Watersports are set for a come back in the UAE this weekend when the Dubai International Marine Club will be holding motosurf, flyboard, kayak fishing, kitesurfing and sailing.
British offshore racer, Vin Burdock, has had a nasty surprise today, no one has wished him happy birthday!
EP Barrus, the UK distributor for Mercury, Mercury Racing, Mariner and Yanmar, have secured a seven-year contract for the upkeep, update and supply of engines fitted to more than 1100 Ministry of Defence (MOD) boats.
The 2020 UIM racing calendar is due to be published later this week.
The dates will include racing for circuit, offshore and pleasure navigation, however, the F1H2o, Aquabike and XCAT events will not be included and are expected to be announced in due course by the promoters.
Howard Arneson has passed away at the age of 99.
His now world famous Arneson surface drives were first developed in offshore racing from 1980.
The Cowes offshore powerboat races have been cancelled today in what could be the cruellest blow to the 2020 powerboat calendar yet.
The event that was set to celebrate the 60th anniversary of offshore racing from Cowes and was scheduled to run over the weekend of August 29-31, was due to feature the classic Cowes Torquay Cowes race, racing for Class 3 boats and historic craft.
Late last month, Keith Whittle woke up to the news that Bombardier Recreational Products (BRP) had ceased production of its Evinrude E-TEC and E-TEC G2 outboard engines.