.... and they're off

16th May 2015

On your marks, get set...GO

The Guernsey Powerboat Association's promise that this season will be its best looks like it was a good one.

The 2015 Offshore Championship started with a busy Race-1. I think there were around seventeen starters (with more promised in later races), but of course there were a few who dropped out. This is to be expected as Offshore racing is a brutal business on boats and crews. There's no need to tell that to the crew who's boat sank :-(

I've seen a few pics online that show some serious troughs and moments for some racers. Somehow we managed to find the flatter seas. But these spots allowed the racers to wind up the speed... and fly!

So we have seen the potential for this years Championship... and it's good!

Bring on Race-2 tomorrow.

Pics of Race-1 are now on-line: