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OCRDA paves the way

The winter months have been spent by Bob McCarthy listening to racers, both new and old, and the result was 20 OCR boats turning out to Torquay this weekend with some stunning racing action not seen for over a decade. Bob has invested his time and energy in many new trainees and they teamed up with some seasoned old hands to create the fleet. Some last minute prepared boats not making it past the first turn buoy meant a slightly diminished fleet of sixteen coming into the harbour turn, appreciated though by Peter Butler on commentary who was struggling to keep up all the new faces. Peter’s knowledge and ability was appreciated by the crowds that gathered to watch. Race 1 was convincingly won by Jeremy Gibson in group 1 with Graham Lawton chasing him all the way. Graham recognising…

20 strong field for OCRDA Torquay season opener

Bob McCarthy, Chairman of the Offshore Circuit Racing Drivers Association (OCRDA), has mustered an impressive 20 strong entry for the first round of the Aqua Adrenaline Tour to be held at Torquay this weekend. The fleet comprises of 2 classes, Stock (up to 150 hp) and Pro (up to 200 hp). The boats will enjoy 4 heats of racing, 2 on Saturday and 2 on Sunday. The racers range from newcomers in which McCarthy’s OCRDA have race trained to 2014 UIM 3B World Champion, Jeremy Gibson and 2015 UIM 3A Silver Medalist Jack Bobin. I popped into Torquay today to speak to McCarthy and asked him how he had managed to attract such a healthy fleet, We have worked very hard in training new racers and have leant a hand to some raceboat owners with equipment and other advice. The…

Mercury 115 Pro XS four stroke to make UK racing début

Motorvated Racing have finalised preparations with their new 115 Mercury 115 Pro XS four stroke. The team will be trialling the new power unit on their UIM Class 3A Phantom 19G hull at this weekend’s OCRDA Event to be staged at Torquay. The question on UIM 3A and 3B competitors minds, will the new motor will live up to the expectations created by Mercury Marine at their Miami launch in February? The engine is expected to have as good if not better performance as the two stroke it replaces and the team are hoping to use any advantage gained to improve on their 2015 UIM 3A World Championship Silver Medal when they compete in Norway this year. However the team are hedging their bets at the moment by retaining their existing two stroke version and it is likely that a final…

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