After a meeting last night in Guernsey, the GPA (Guernsey Powerboat Association) have decided they will affiliate to the United Kingdom Offshore Powerboat Racing Association (UKOPRA) for next season.
The GPA plan to concentrate all their efforts on one UKOPRA event and may stage some other local races if there is enough interest.
Guernsey has always proven as a very popular Offshore Racing venue, the GPA last held an international event in 2014, hosting the UIM Class 3A and B World Championships.
In the 1980’s and early 90’s, the Channel Island was a Mecca for Offshore, the British Crown dependency successfully hosted huge events which encompassed the UIM Class 1 World Championship.
UKOPRA are currently working on their 2019 calendar, with 3 to 4 races expected to feature.
Thomas Wrenkler and Annika Wrenkler competing in Guernsey in 2014
Photo: Smudge 9000
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.