As we near Sunday 29th August, Race Instructions have been issued and the final entries are being received, it’s interesting to note that since the inaugural Cowes to Torquay race in 1961, only twice has the event been cancelled.
In 1992, the Texaco Cowes Torquay Cowes was unable to take place due to wind speeds of 70 knots and of course last year’s event fell foul of the global health crisis.
This year over 30 raceboats will celebrate 60 years of offshore powerboat racing from Cowes.
The entries will compete over two different courses, the larger boats will embark on a 193.5 nautical mile non-stop Cowes Torquay Cowes race while the others will compete in an equally arduous 93.7 nm challenge, the Cowes Poole Cowes.
The boats will be situated in Cowes Yacht Haven from Friday, 27th August and will be available to view to the general public on the proviso that the NHS Test and Trace App is used or signing a form at the entrance / exit to the marina.
Other details can be found on this website.