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UKOPRA celebrates its first Championship season

John Moore on 2nd December 2018

The United Kingdom Offshore Powerboat Racing Association (UKOPRA) celebrated its first year of Offshore Powerboat Racing at a Championship level.

Over 100 guests attended their Dinner & Awards Evening at the Royal Southern Yacht Club.

The Guest Speaker was Perry McCarthy an ex-Formula One driver and a bestselling author who became a household name when it was revealed he was the original secret racing driver from the BBC’s Top Gear show.

UKOPRA also announced their 2019 racing season.

7th and 9th June

Fortitudo Property Poole Bay 100

Organised by 2017 MOTO Limited

5th and 7th July


Organised by The Guernsey Powerboat Association

24th and 25th August


Organised by The British Powerboat Racing Club

2018 UKOPRA Class British Offshore 2 Champions

C100 Blastoff – Dorian Griffith & Will Stevens (Joint)

E76 MR MAKO – David Foa & Charles Swales (Joint)

2018 UKOPRA Class British Offshore 1 Champions

A47 Silverline Drew Langdon & Miles Jennings

2018 UKOPRA Class 3 British Offshore Champions

X51 Jupiter Rob Lister & Nick Crouch

2018 UKOPRA Class 3A / B British Offshore Champions

A22 Multispark Racing Dave Sheldon (Driver Joint)

B25 Motorvated Bermuda Kerry Bobin (Driver Joint)

B88 Dirty Deeds Suzanne Cosgrave (Co-Driver)

2018 UKOPRA Class 3X British Offshore Champions

X77 Ananab Racing Graham Reeder & Martin Foster

2018 UKOPRA Class 3N British Offshore Champions

N10 Beaver Returns Thomas Pelham & Brian Pelham

Photos by Malc Attrill and Chris Davies

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