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The BPRC opens entries to the Cowes Classic 2016

The British Powerboat Racing Club (BPRC) has today issued Advance Programmes and Entry Forms for its Cowes Torquay Cowes and Cowes Poole Cowes races to be held on September 4th. The longest running offshore racing event in the World is now into its 56th year. The contest was the brainchild of the newspaper tycoon and second world war fighter pilot Sir Max Aitken, who had seen the Miami-Nassau Powerboat Race that began in 1956. At the time, powerboat racing was a perfect fit with America’s affluent profile. It was spectacular, and offered upwardly mobile enthusiasts an opportunity to compete on level terms with their old-money counterparts. At the London Boat Show in January 1961, Sir Max proposed that a similar race should be staged in England between Cowes and Torbay. The concept gripped the public’s imagination, and there was huge…

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