9 hours ago
'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.....🏁
Video with thanks to British Pathe @ www.youtube.com/watch?v=gSE71m8MGbE ...
1961 'Daily Express' Cowes - Torquay 🏁
Winner - (3) Thunderbolt 🇬🇧️
Tommy Sopwith / Geoff Fanner
156 nm / 24.5 mph
27 starters 9 finishers
Drawings c/o Charles Lawrence
Photo : powerboatarchive.com
@ charleslawrencechiswick.co.uk/ ...
1 day ago
1991 Cowes Torquay Cowes part 2
Watch Clarke International take on Sireg followed by Frateli Rosetti and Fiat Uno 🏁
Fantastic Raw Helicopter footage, TURN up the VOLUME to 11
with thanks to Nigel Barrett @ You Tube
British Powerboat Racing Club updated their cover photo.
1 day ago
'When Dan Bentley, Marine Powers’ Service Manager laid eyes on the 1974 Class 2 Offshore Powerboat ‘Double 2 Shirts’, it was love at first sight.
Lying abandoned in a Southampton Boatyard, Dan and his father couldn’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 Dan’s superb engineering skills, he had no qualms in taking the project on. '
Roll on 2021 🏁
Full story @
Photo on Marine Power with thanks to Tim Tapping 🏁 ...
2 days ago
Inside looking out!
The POWER of the Buzzi Monohull 'Vintage Torque', one of the great racing designs from the legendary Fabio Buzzi. 🇮🇹
Video with thanks to Frankie Rose @ You Tube
Rough n' Tough 🏁
Some more stunning photos from 2018 Cowes.
Taken from Hengistbury Head
Thanks again to Rob Clifford @ rjcphotography
When the going gets rough the tough get going!
(A55) Hendricks 55 🇩🇪
Photos with thanks to rjcphotography @
The Winning Years! 🏁
1972 - Aeromarine IX 🇮🇹
1978 - Kaama 🇺🇸
Drawings with thanks to Charles Lawrence @
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. 🏁
Video with thanks to Kim Leachman @You Tube ...
1972 Daily Express & Embassy International Offshore Powerboat Race
Dr Carlo Bonomi describes how he won the Greatest RACE the Cowes Torquay Cowes 🏁
Video Edited from full film bywith thanks to Christian Toll and powerboatarchive.com @ Facebook
At the Race!
Stunning photo captured by Cowes photographer Ken Beken
Dry Martini (1974)
You can purchase this photo through the website link >>>>
1974 Daily Express Embassy International Offshore Powerboat Race
Cowes Torquay Cowes
(9) Dry Martini – Italy 🇮🇹
Carlo Bonomi 🇮🇹 / Richie Powers 🇺🇸 / Dag Pike 🇬🇧
255 nm / 66.80 mph
Photos: powerboatarchive.com ...
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 ...
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
Fantastic Sky Sports 3 coverage of the UIM 4 Litre Gibraltar Worlds Championships off the South Coast of Spain 🇪🇸 🇬🇧
Class III racing at its BEST 🏁
Video with thanks to Planet Powerboats @ Vimeo ...