Kevin Edmondson tragically lost his life in a racing accident with a competing boat yesterday during the final heat of the Offshore Circuit Racing Drivers Association (OCRDA) West Bay event.
Edmondson’s partner and co-driver, Annika Hawthorne was uninjured, as were the 2 other crew members involved in the collision.
Edmondson, 53 from Kent, made his racing debut in 2012 and has raced in Offshore Circuit Racing (OCR) and in Offshore Class 3 at national and international level in Sweden and Guernsey.
Powerboat Racing World extends its deepest sympathy to Annika and to Kevin’s family.
Top Photo: Kevin Edmondson in Sweden during the 2015 UIM Class 3A World Championships
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.