Peter Currington has passed away this morning at the age of 59.
Currington’s name is as synonymous with Cougar Marine as its founder Clive Curtis, he was involved with the British boat building company for all of his working life and was incredibly proud of its achievements.
He had a photographic memory of all of Cougar’s offshore racing boats and was always happy to supply information on the company’s incredible legacy in powerboat racing.
Currington worked predominantly with Curtis’ son, Steve, his closest friend and a multi world offshore racing champion.
Steve Curtis posted this tribute to him on social media this morning:
I am very sorry to have to tell everyone that Peter Currington lost his fight with heart failure this morning at 4.00 am.
Super Pete as we often called him, lived life the way he wanted.
He was a boat builder, boat racer, boat designer and boat racing historian.
He was my oldest friend and I will miss him dearly.
RIP I know he will be up there talking boats with all the other greats we have so sadly lost.
Currington was educated at Stanborough School in Hertfordshire and went on to Falmouth University in Cornwall.
Born: 26 March 1960
Died: 19 November 2019
John raced Offshore UIM Class 3 in the 1980’s & 1990’s.
He served as the Cowes Torquay Cowes Event Director for 4 years, including running the 50 th Anniversary Event in 2010.
He has recently organised 4 British Offshore races under UKOPRA sanction.
He is the Editor of Powerboat Racing World.