Simon Wood Power, the Officer of the Day of this year’s Cowes Torquay Cowes event has been forced to run a shortened course after instructions issued by the Torquay Harbour Master warning of severe weather conditions approaching tomorrow.
In a Race Briefing with the competitors tonight, Wood Power advised that the raceboats will be running a ‘storm course’ that will comprise of 2 laps totalling 91.00 NM.
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The competitors were also advised that the race will count as double points towards the Harmsworth Trophy.
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.