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'Pioneers of Offshore '

1961 Cowes see teams head out of the Solent for 156 nautical miles race West to Torquay.

The great race has been born.....๐Ÿ

Video with thanks to British Pathe @ www.youtube.com/watch?v=gSE71m8MGbE
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1961 'Daily Express' Cowes - Torquay ๐Ÿ

Winner - (3) Thunderbolt ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง๏ธ
Tommy Sopwith / Geoff Fanner
156 nm / 24.5 mph
27 starters 9 finishers

Drawings c/o Charles Lawrence
Photo : powerboatarchive.com
@ charleslawrencechiswick.co.uk/
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1991 Cowes Torquay Cowes part 2

Watch Clarke International take on Sireg followed by Frateli Rosetti and Fiat Uno ๐Ÿ

Fantastic Raw Helicopter footage, TURN up the VOLUME to 11

with thanks to Nigel Barrett @ You Tube
www.youtube.com/watch?v=TmG8QZ1FRj4
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1 day ago

British Powerboat Racing Club

'When Dan Bentley, Marine Powersโ€™ Service Manager laid eyes on the 1974 Class 2 Offshore Powerboat โ€˜Double 2 Shirtsโ€™, it was love at first sight.

Lying abandoned in a Southampton Boatyard, Dan and his father couldnโ€™t resist the temptation to purchase her with a view of renovating the vessel and racing her again in the Historic Offshore Powerboat Class. With one engine missing, this was not a project for the faint of heart, but with Danโ€™s superb engineering skills, he had no qualms in taking the project on. '

Roll on 2021 ๐Ÿ

Full story @
www.marine-power.co.uk/index.php?route=extension/post&bpath=1&post_id=4

Photo on Marine Power with thanks to Tim Tapping ๐Ÿ
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Double Two Shirts ๐Ÿ ...

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2018 Cowes ๐Ÿ

With Dark Skies and Rough seas but still the crowds flocked to see the start of our great race.

What a SIGHT and SOUND

Video with thanks to Sabre Productions and MDJ engineer @ You Tube
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Looking forward to seeing Mr Tony Hamilton returning too Offshore Powerboat Racing in 2021!

Have a GREAT day Tony ๐Ÿ

Photos : powerboatarchive / Nigel Barrett
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Inside looking out!

The POWER of the Buzzi Monohull 'Vintage Torque', one of the great racing designs from the legendary Fabio Buzzi. ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น

Video with thanks to Frankie Rose @ You Tube
youtu.be/4Ratxit5zIo
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Rough n' Tough ๐Ÿ

Some more stunning photos from 2018 Cowes.

Taken from Hengistbury Head

Thanks again to Rob Clifford @ rjcphotography
rjc-photography.ifp3.com/page/home/
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When the going gets rough the tough get going!

(A55) Hendricks 55 ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช

Photos with thanks to rjcphotography @
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The Winning Years! ๐Ÿ

1972 - Aeromarine IX ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น

1978 - Kaama ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ

Drawings with thanks to Charles Lawrence @
charleslawrencechiswick.co.uk/
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Epic Mike Mantle ๐Ÿ

Mike onboard Italian team 'Dry Martini 2' as they completed Lyme Bay and hit the Skerries on route back to Cowes.

VHS Video with thanks to Per Simonsen @ Facebook
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Mike Mantle

A Legend in Offshore ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ

Two time winner of our Classic Race on board Aeromarine IX ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น and Kaama ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ

Have a wonderful day Mike!

Photos : MM and powerboatarchive.com
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Oh yes, here we GO ๐Ÿ ๐Ÿ ๐Ÿ

Short clip from the Unipart Lambs team today on Southampton Water.
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We are hearing tonight that 'Unipart Lambs' was testing up and down Southampton Water again today with speeds of around 80 mph!

It hoped that with some new propellers it would bring her to near the 90 mark!

What a stunner she was in Class II, we can not wait to see her racing again. ๐Ÿ

Video with thanks to Kim Leachman @You Tube
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We wish Tracie Clarke the BEST as she recovers in a Royal London Hospital trauma unit tonight.

Photos : powerboatarchive and Alan Green
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1972 Daily Express & Embassy International Offshore Powerboat Race

Dr Carlo Bonomi describes how he won the Greatest RACE the Cowes Torquay Cowes ๐Ÿ

Video Edited from full film bywith thanks to Christian Toll and powerboatarchive.com @ Facebook

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At the Race!

Stunning photo captured by Cowes photographer Ken Beken

Dry Martini (1974)

You can purchase this photo through the website link >>>>

www.beken.co.uk/galleries/gallery-product.php
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1974 Daily Express Embassy International Offshore Powerboat Race

Cowes Torquay Cowes

(9) Dry Martini โ€“ Italy ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น

Carlo Bonomi ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น / Richie Powers ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ / Dag Pike ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง

255 nm / 66.80 mph

Photos: powerboatarchive.com
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The Complete set from John Cordial ๐Ÿ ...

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Great set of photos from John Cordial at last weekends OCRDA racing in Torquay.

Well done John ๐Ÿ

Fat Boy with Mark Childs and Mark Hayward
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Monday Movie Night!

Putney (London) to Calais race 1981

Brilliant footage of the Class 1,2 & 3 as they leave behind London Bridge via Ramsgate over to Fance then back across down the Thames.

Loads of familiar teams and their boats, look out for some stunning film of the flying red machine 'Roman Sabre'.

Video with thanks to powerboatarchive.com
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The Worlds at Bournemouth.

British Classic Offshore teams battle for the World title around Poole Bay off Bournemouth.

Commentary from the legendary David Bobin

Video with thanks to littlenige @ You Tube
m.youtube.com/watch?v=MAaKCFD9kwE
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Gibraltar Rocks!

Fantastic Sky Sports 3 coverage of the UIM 4 Litre Gibraltar Worlds Championships off the South Coast of Spain ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง

Class III racing at its BEST ๐Ÿ

Video with thanks to Planet Powerboats @ Vimeo
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