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