UKOPRA

United Kingdom Offshore Powerboat Racing Association

Thank You!

UKOPRA would like to thank the following for their immense support in achieving an awesome season of world class racing in 2019. Dave Sheldon of Multispark team for manufacturing the most incredible (and heavy!) hand crafted World championship trophies. Lawrence Philp from Warlord team for providing the podium medallions. John Moore and his team not […]

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UKOPRA PERFORMANCE INDEX CHAMPIONSHIP 2019

Bulletin No. 1 1st July 2019 The Index awards committee have now checked and ratified the placings for the index award after the Poole round. They are pleased to confirm that the proposed indexes worked exactly as planned with no discrepancies noted. The indices have now been passed to the Trustees of the Guernsey Gold […]

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UKOPRA Records Weekend organised by COPC

In association with COPC, who now formally affiliated with UKOPRA, they are keen to run an additional event this year and have agreed to host: Performance Records Event Organiser – Classic Offshore Powerboat Club. Sanctioning body – UKOPRA Date – To be advised but provisionally a weekend in late September / early October. Location – […]

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UKOPRA launch an Historic Racing Class

Following the Classic Offshore Powerboat Club AGM at RAF Yacht Club today a presentation was held at their invite from UKOPRA to publish their new classes for historic racing which take immediate effect. COPC as an existing avid supporter of the regenerated offshore racing scene in the UK had prior to that presentation formalised their […]

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Are you ready for 2019?

We have now published Advance notices for our 2019 World and National championships. Advance Notice Index Award Along with the individual class championships, we have been working hard on a format of indexing for the classes that measure an individual teams performance regardless of class of boat utilised. The aim is that the whole fleet […]

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UKOPRA celebrates its first Championship season

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 […]

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UKOPRA Statement

For all those Offshore people reading the news that BPBA now claim they are the National Authority of Power Boat (sic) racing having gained provisional membership with the UIM please remain reassured. The claim being made is quite typical of the rhetoric we are used to seeing from the RYA and the whole reason for […]

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Championship standings after Falmouth

UKOPRA have today published the Championship standings after the Falmouth race. There is one more round for Class 3 boats (the Cowes Poole Cowes) and 2 more rounds for Marathon boats (Cowes Torquay and Torquay Cowes). The races are all on August the 26th.

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Kevin Edmondson

The committee of UKOPRA were deeply saddened to learn of the loss of one of our offshore talents at the weekend.

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2018 UKOPRA Racing Licence application is live!

A couple of days earlier than promised, UKOPRA has released its 2018 UKOPRA Racing Licence online application form. UKOPRA wishes to thank Graham and Matt Palfreyman from Blowfish Technology for building this bespoke software, enabling us to offer competitors a low licence cost. Once UKOPRA has authorised a competitor’s licence, there will be no need […]

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