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UKOPRA Powerboat Championship comes to Shamrock Quay

The first round of the 2022 UKOPRA Championship powered by Shamrock Quay will be held on Sunday May 1st and the season opener will feature an offshore powerboat race around the Isle of Wight.

Thirty boats are expected to take on the challenge in a race that was won last year by Drew Langdon and Miles Jennings at an incredible average speed of 95.15 mph.

The boats will be based at our Shamrock Quay marina in Southampton where they will undergo technical inspection on the Saturday before Sunday’s race which starts at 11:30, south-east of East Lepe.

Recommended viewing areas include Yarmouth, Hurst Castle and The Needles.

The larger powered Class 1 boats will be expecting to see speeds in excess of 100 mph if the weather is fair. If conditions are rough, they will battle through the waves at half that speed.

Free viewing of the boats at Shamrock Quay is open to the public from midday on Saturday April 30th, so please do come down and take a look at these magnificent racing craft.

Find out more about the Championship at www.ukopra.co.uk.

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