The UKOPRA awards held in Southampton last Saturday night saw veteran powerboat racing journalist, Ray Bulman receive an award for his services to the sport. The UKOPRA Chairman writes for Powerboat Racing World. There are few remaining that can speak with such authority on Offshore Racing. Prior to 1961, racing on the sea had generally consisted of head to head challenges in protected waters and circuits in even further protection. Whilst in 1961 Sir Max Aitken created the now world famous Cowes to Torquay race which was played out by gentlemen in their cruisers, just six months later would see Clive Curtis commanded to prove that his runabout could reach Calais in order to secure a sale. On hearing of this Geoff Tobert and Ray Bulman considered it appropriate to place the ‘five pound bet’ that they could do it…
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Danielle Strawford-Jones has been at the very heart of organising offshore racing in Britain using her renowned talents as UKOPRA's Safety Officer.
In what can only be described as, 'extreme conditions', an inaugural Speed Weekend organised by the Classic Offshore Powerboat Club, (COPC) under the sanction of UKOPRA was held outside of Yarmouth on the Isle of Wight yesterday.
The 2019 British Offshore Racing season drew to a close at Cowes last weekend, however the governing body, the United Kingdom Offshore Powerboat Association, (UKOPRA) haven’t quite finished yet.
The Cowes Poole Cowes race organised by the British Powerboat Racing Club signalled the final race of the 2019 UKOPRA season.
Drew Langdon and Miles Jennings won the 2019 Cowes Torquay Cowes yesterday with an average speed of 92.87 mph and in the process won the UKOPRA Offshore 1 World Championship.
Richard Carlton currently leads the 2019 Offshore 1 UKOPRA World Championship and needs a good result at the Cowes Torquay Cowes on Sunday, August 25th if he is going to win the title.