57 years is a long time, particularly in Powerboat Racing years.
A constant on the international racing calendar since 1961 has been Offshore Powerboat Racing at Cowes.
10 UIM Marathon boats will line up on Sunday morning to tackle one of the most revered and feared Offshore courses, The Cowes Torquay Cowes.
Laura Levi, the daughter of Sir Max Aitken has kept the event alive:
My father Sir Max founded the race in 1961, since then we have had some amazing people who have organised the annual event.
We will be thinking about one of those organisers this weekend, Tim Powell, who passed away earlier this year.
Tim put his ‘Heart and Soul’ into the event for over 20 years and made it a very special occasion for competitors and fans of the sport.
Laura’s husband Martin Levi is in his second year of running the Powerboat Race:
Once again, we are delighted to welcome teams from overseas and Britain to Cowes.
We look forward to celebrating the new winners of the Beaverbrook Trophy on Sunday evening after their battle against the elements.
Race Coverage this weekend:
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.