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International Power Boat Festival Joins Lineup Of Cork 300 Events

25th September 2019
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Irish powerboat team Allblack Racing (pictured here in January 2017) claimed the Cork-Fastnet-Cork record in summer 2018 Irish powerboat team Allblack Racing (pictured here in January 2017) claimed the Cork-Fastnet-Cork record in summer 2018 Photo: Allblack Racing/Facebook

As part of celebrations for the Royal Cork Yacht Club’s 300th anniversary next year, Powerboat Ireland will host three major — and very different — powerboat events in Ireland for the first time.

The International Power Boat Festival on 11 and 12 July will see a modern fleet of endurance offshore racing boats compete for the honour of being crowned UIM Offshore Marathon World Champion.

In addition, the UIM long distance world record from Cork to Fastnet Rock and back — claimed last year by Irish team Allblack Racing — awaits any team that wishes to take on the challenge.

And spectators in Cork Harbour will have the opportunity to see classic boats from the past mix with solar and alternative energy boats of the future.

Colin Moorehead, Royal Cork Vice Admiral and chair of the Cork 300 events, told Powerboat Racing World of his delight at the return of powerboat racing to Cork Harbour.

“The entries next year will be considerably faster than those which raced in the first race all those years ago but the atmosphere and excitement within the harbour will be no less incredible than it was back in 1903,” he said.

To register your interest for these events, click HERE.

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