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'Built for Speed'!

Tramontana testing in the Solent prior to taking on the 170 nm's of the Cowes Torquay.

Vosper Vorsprung durch Technik ๐Ÿ ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง

Video with thanks British Movietone / AP Archive @ You Tube
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1962 'Daily Express' Cowes - Torquay ๐Ÿ

Winner - (2) Tramontana ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง๏ธ
Jeffrey Quill / Don Robertson / Sam Hutchins

170 NM / 36.80 mph
41 starters 16 finishers

Drawings c/o Charles Lawrence
Photo : powerboatarchive.com
@ charleslawrencechiswick.co.uk/
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Allied Leisure Cowes Classic 91'

Absolutely stunning 45 minute programme from Sky Sports 'Watersports World'.

An Unforgettable race which had everything!!

Sit back and enjoy the DRAMA from 'Britain's and probably the World's Toughest and most Prestigious Offshore Powerboat Race' . ๐Ÿ

Video with thanks to powerboatarchive.com @You Tube
youtu.be/F5Jma5o1xPQ
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When the Italian 'Alitalia Uno' Team ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น commissioned a design then change it to something we recognised in 1977/8 season.

Which one do you prefer?!

Another couple of design drawings of Gee (1972) and Miss Dunhill (1971).

Drawings with thanks to Graham Stevens @ powerboatarchive.com
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1982 Poole Bay Classic ๐Ÿ

Fantastic helicopter footage of 'Ego Rothmans' and the following pack as they head around Poole Bay as part of the UK Class 1 Worlds.

Peter Styvesant, Goldrush, Malboro Leisurewear and Roman Sabre ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น

VHS Video with thanks to Per Simonsen @ Facebook
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In the thick of it!

Photographer Graham Devenish captures the 'Ego Rothmans' Team of Renato Della Valle, Giofranco Rossi and Tim Mellory-Pratt winning the 1982 Peter Styvesant Class 1 Worlds including the Cowes Torquay Cowes Classic.

Fantastic set ๐Ÿ So many memories!

Photos with thanks to Graham Devenish
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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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4 days 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 @
rjc-photography.ifp3.com/page/home/
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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

www.facebook.com/groups/160280704764578/permalink/553255738800404/
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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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