Iconic powerboat race returns to the Isle of Wight for 58th year

powerboats 1 - malc attrill

The birthplace of international powerboat racing will be welcoming the fleet of powerboats for the iconic Cowes - Torquay - Cowes powerboat race over the bank holiday weekend. We have the details.

Wednesday, 22nd August, 2018 6:00pm

By Malc Attrill

Powerboat racers battle it out at Cowes Torquay Cowes race

Overall winners Cowes Torquay

Despite there being a few snapped power steering belts during the Cowes - Torquay - Cowes race, there were clear winners. Malc shares this report from the race.

Wednesday, 30th August, 2017 4:03pm

By Malc Attrill

First time Cowes-Torquay-Cowes race winner in Cowes this weekend

thunderbolt in the water

Thunderbolt, the winner of the first Cowes-Torquay-Cowes race has just undergone a repaint and minor repairs and will be in Cowes this weekend, as will seven times world power boat racing champion, Richie Powers.

Wednesday, 23rd August, 2017 1:03pm

By Sally Perry

Iconic powerboat race returns to the Isle of Wight for 57th year

Dry Martini

The birthplace of international powerboat racing will be welcoming the fleet of 18 powerboats for the iconic Cowes - Torquay - Cowes powerboat race over the bank holiday weekend. See the boats and meet the drivers. We have the details and timings.

Thursday, 17th August, 2017 9:31am

By Malc Attrill

Spend an evening with Shelley Jory-Leigh

shelley jory-leigh

Tickets are available for this evening with Britain’s best known female powerboat champion and radio presenter, Shelley Jory-Leigh. Come and hear her fascinating story. Proceeds to local charities.

Tuesday, 14th March, 2017 7:37am

By Sally Perry

56 years of Powerboat Racing as Cowes – Torquay – Cowes race returns

Last years CTC winner Vector Martini

Cowes is recognized as the birthplace of international powerboat racing and this coming weekend sees the 56th year of Offshore Powerboat Racing at Cowes with return of the Cowes Torquay Cowes race.

Tuesday, 30th August, 2016 7:59am

By Malc Attrill

Royal Yacht Squadron start line for longest running offshore powerboat race

Powerboats

If you love the thrill of fast boats, here's a date your diaries. Head to Cowes on 5th and 6th September.

Wednesday, 24th June, 2015 1:51pm

By Malc Attrill with one comment

Another Classic in Cowes for powerboat racers (photos)

Simon Powell (throttle), Peter Dredge (pilot) and Mal Crease (navigator)

Last weekend saw the return of the 200 mile race that takes powerboats from Cowes to Torquay and back to the Isle of Wight.

Wednesday, 3rd September, 2014 1:21pm

By Sally Perry

Cowes Torquay 2013 powerboat results

Going Lean powerboat - Cowes - Torquay 2013 by Simon Kidner

Cowes Torquay 2013 results reveal the stunning speed achieved in the 53rd Cowes Classic Powerboat Race on Sunday.

Monday, 2nd September, 2013 12:31pm

By Simon Perry

Venture Cup Prologue powerboats buzz south of Isle of Wight

The Isle of Wight portion of the Venture Cup Prologue - 11.Jun.13

The mystery is solved of why we on the Isle of Wight could hear (well before we could see) powerboats thundering past the Island today.

Tuesday, 11th June, 2013 9:37pm

By Simon Perry with 14 readers' comments

RB12 British Powerboat Festival: Third Time Lucky For Island Man

RB12 British Powerboat Festival: Third Time Lucky For Island Man

Success for Island powerboat racer/designer Adam Younger at last week's RB12 British Powerboat Festival

Thursday, 1st September, 2011 3:16pm

By Suzanne and Alan Whitewood

Lifejackets Save Lives

Lifejackets Save Lives

Don't forget to use a lifejacket when out at sea

Wednesday, 20th April, 2011 1:05pm

By Joanne Groenenberg