The Cowes-Torquay-Cowes Off-Shore Powerboat Race, Solent, 25th-26th August 2018
We had a superb weekend in 2017 when Hamble Powerboat Charters “Allegro” acted as team HQ boat for our friends at SUNUS Ocean Racing.
Over the course of the Weekend Sunus Ocean Racing, Tom Montgomery-Swan and then team mate Michal Galczewski took a superb second place overall and were the first outboard powered hull home just behind overall winners Halcyon Connect.
Full results are here on the British Powerboat Racing Cowes Torquay home page.
What was so enjoyable for us over the whole weekend was being able to get in among the action in the wet pits at Cowes Yacht Haven. The weather was superb being one of the hottest weekends of the year and near flat calm conditions to host and take out the SUNUS Ocean racing sponsors and partners on board Allegro.
We watched the racing from the start “funnel” of Cowes where the race boats accelerate up to top speed. An incredible sight and sound.
We watched the progress of the race live from on board Allegro using the race app YB Races and by the time we had finished lunch on board and our guests had popped open their second bottle Tom Montgomery-Swan in the Mercury Racing Sunus C273 entry was already almost at Torquay and averaging around 76mph.