The United Kingdom Offshore Powerboat Racing Association (UKOPRA) have confirmed that the rough and tough ThunderCat Racing series will be competing under their umbrella for the 2021 season.
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In a surprise announcement today, the United Kingdom Offshore Powerboat Racing Association (UKOPRA) have announced that their event in Guernsey will go ahead.
It has been 50 years since Hugo Peel made his offshore powerboat racing debut, and his spirit remains undiminished as he eagerly awaits to compete in this year’s British UKOPRA series.
British powerboat racer, Andy Smith, tragically passed away last Wednesday, at the untimely age of 56.
Smith had been competing in the UKOPRA series since 2018, in a FB Design RIB named Pippa.
The United Kingdom Offshore Powerboat Racing Association (UKOPRA) have posted their 2021 racing calendar and in the words of their chairman Kerry Bobin, it is 'ambitious'.
The FB Design RIB, Pippa, won the UKOPRA Poole Bay 100 in flat seas under late summer sun.
Whilst it was disappointing that both the Don Shead designed Uno Embassy and the wooden Cougar cat, Unipart Lambs didn't make the start line, it was certainly refreshing to see 14 boats take the green flag off Bournemouth Pier this afternoon, the first British offshore race of the season.
2020 has been a year to forget for the majority of us, however, the United Kingdom Offshore Powerboat Racing Association, (UKOPRA) have pulled out all the stops to ensure that their British racers get to enjoy at least two races in Poole, Dorset this weekend.