Drew Langdon and Miles Jennings returned to winning ways today after taking a sabbatical from racing last season due to the global health crisis.
The team from Devon prevailed in Class 1 despite the tricky conditions and their port motor going down with a fuel pump failure on the final lap, however, they still managed 52 mph on one engine and kept their competition at bay.
Dry Martini’s Christian Toll, Mike Bontoft and Mike Peet took second in the Poole Bay 100 race with newcomers Gary Aldington and Nick Spense steering their Fabio Buzzi hull to third.
Dave Sheldon and Dave Flewin took a Class 2 win on their debut with a display of bravado driving.
Lee Ornsby and Ross MacGregor took second while Stuart Cureton and Francis Whitley took the bronze.
Graham Reeder and Martin Foster drove a quick if sometimes wet race in their Mannerfelt batboat and came out victorious in class 3C.
Hugo Peel, Johnny Raymond and James Gaggero proved that their veteran Bertram has still got it with a Class 4 win.
The first round of the 2021 UKOPRA Championship was a hotly contested race with water that gave the drivers a true offshore test.
Next stop, Guernsey in July.