Marathon Racing is the ultimate in Offshore Powerboat Racing, testing not only a team's racing skill and prowess, but also their navigational ability, as well as the endurance of both the team and their boat.
Marathon racing started its humble beginning's in the 1960's and rose to a pinnacle in the 1970's and the 1980's with the greatest race of all the Round Britain Powerboat Race.
1984 Round Britain Powerboat Race winner White IvecoThe 1400nm Round Britain Race run in 1969, 1984 and 2008 remains to this day one of the greatest and toughest Marathon races of all time. This along with the Cowes Torquay Cowes Race provides some of the most testing racing conditions for both man and boat. Many different types and classes of boats can compete in individual races, on the same course, at the same time and depending on the class, speeds vary from 65mph to 125mph.
Microlink Fury - Winner of the 2012 Cowes Torquay Cowes and Needles Trophy