The first heat of the 2016 UIM Offshore Class 3D World Championship was postponed today due to strong winds in Chioggia, Italy. The ten teams entered will now race on Saturday.
However, the first round of the UIM World V1 World Championship did run with a 2 boat entry, Team Searex from Germany crewed by Siegfriend Greve and Andreas Podolsky took the honours.
They were racing against the Italian Tommy Racing Team, (Maurizio Schepici and Gabriele Giambattista) who had recently competed in the Cowes Torquay Cowes race.
Photo: Marzia Benincasa
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.