Offshore Class 3 – The history Part II

Please Share!0shares Share Tweet We continue with the history of Offshore Class 3 as experienced by Ray Bulman. Part 1 is here. Twelve months later a second Putney Calais race with almost 40 entries was joined by a second offshore contest held two months earlier at the South Coast port of Newhaven, again both supported by the Regent Oil Company as regards fuel. By now a set of rules had been formulated with the class broken down into three outboard sub-divisions in line with the individual horsepower stated in manufacturer’s catalogues. The new offshore sport began attracting wider media exposure and as all craft had to be less costly standard off, the shelf production hulls using regular outboard engines; UKOBA began gaining more and more trade members keen for publicity. As soon as the new British national powerboating authority was … Continue reading Offshore Class 3 – The history Part II