The 200-mile spectacular Cowes Torquay Cowes Offshore Powerboat Race sets off from Cowes on Sunday, 25th August 2019!

This classic race has long been recognised as one of powerboat's toughest challenges with around 20 boats expected at the start-line. If the conditions are calm, the winner could complete the course in under three hours!



After the Marathon teams set off on their 200 mile trip, 30 Class 3 teams will line up for the Cowes Poole Cowes British Championship 60 mile race. 

2019 Cowes will host rounds 3 and 4 of the UKOPRA Marathon Championship and Class 3's round 3 British Offshore series. 


Saturday 24 August

09:00 – 17:00 Race administration – Cowes Yacht Haven 

09:00 – 14:00 Signing in at Cowes Yacht Haven

09:30 – 17:00 Scrutineering at Cowes Yacht Haven 

14:00 – 15:30 Official testing 

16:00 – 16:45 Safety briefing (for the safety fleet) at Cowes Yacht Haven

17:00 – 17:45 Drivers’ briefing for all CTC competitors at Cowes Yacht Haven


Sunday 25 August

07:00 – 18:00  Race Administration open at Cowes Yacht Haven

07:45 – 08:00  Weather briefing at Cowes Yacht Haven 

08:45              Race boats depart Cowes Yacht Haven for parade 

09:30              Race start: Cowes-Torquay race

09:45              Race start: Cowes-Poole-Cowes race 

10:30              Boats start arriving in Tor bay

12:30              Podium presentation at Haldon Pier 

13:15              Drivers’ briefing (for return leg to Cowes) at Haldon Pier 

13:30              Race boats depart Haldon Pier for parade 

14:00              Race start: Torquay-Cowes race 

16:00              Podium presentation at Cowes Yacht Haven