To coincide with the 200th Anniversary of the Royal Yacht Squadron (RYS), the British Powerboat Racing Club (BPRC), the organisers of the Cowes Torquay Cowes Offshore Powerboat Race, have announced that the start line of their 2015 event will be from the Squadron off Cowes Parade.
The 200-year-old club’s start line has seen the beginning and end of many of the world’s greatest yacht and power boat races.
Rob Andrews, who will be the race Officer of the Day for a sixth consecutive year, commented:
“I am absolutely delighted that we can give the Cowes locals and our racers such an amazing spectacle as they cross the line at full speed this year, I need to thank all those that helped to make it possible”.
The race will be held on Sunday 6th September with a start time of 09:00.
With this and the Powerboat Wet Pits also set to return to the Cowes Yacht Haven, drivers and teams from across Europe and beyond are already lining up to take part in this the most prestigious race on the powerboat race calendar.