Chioggia is playing host this week to the beleaguered UIM Class One and V1 classes.
Class One, once the Crown Jewell of International Offshore Racing, has an entry of just 2 competitors in this year’s World Championship in Italy.
The V1 Class has double the entry of the catamaran class, 4 boats.
At least Jean-Marie Van Lancker, the Belgium National Authority President and head of UIM COMINOFF seemed thrilled that there were plenty of trophies to go around.
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.