The Cowes - Torquay launched offshore powerboat racing as a sport in Britain in 1961 and is one of the most spectacular powerboat events in the British sporting calendar.
The Cowes - Torquay - Cowes race covers a distance of 182 nautical miles. The record of two hours, eighteen minutes and five seconds was set in 2008 by Fabio Buzzi, Simon Powell and Rafael Del Pino from Italy in the boat ‘Red FPT’ at an average speed of 91.1 mph.
The first race boats will arrive in Tor Bay from Cowes at 10am depending on the weather conditions and will be available for viewing from Haldon Pier from this time. There will be a parade lap off just off the pier at approximately 2.30pm before the boats set off for the race back to Cowes.
Haldon Pier, Torquay Harbour, Beacon Quay, Torquay, TQ1 2BG