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Round Britain Power Boat Race
Deferred until 19th and 28th June, 2014

Round Britain 2012 Marathon, RB12, Deferred.

Round Britain Ltd announces that RB12, the Round Britain Land, Sea and Air marathon will now take place between 19th and 28th June, 2014. The event will be known as RB14. RB12 was due to start on 21 June 2012.

The existing economic conditions have meant that there is not a sufficiently strong field to provide adequate competition for all in RB12. The move to 2014 will allow for improving conditions and attract a wider and stronger field in all elements. We are sad for those competitors who have entered RB12 and who are raring to go. We will, of course, honour their places in RB14. Our sponsors have indicated that they are prepared to continue to support us and very much hope to be involved in a related event this year.

Some competitors will want to participate and compete in other Marathon events this year. In Scandinavia, the Skagerrak Across event is being launched for the first time in 24 years. It will take place on the 6th July under UIM classifications and is a distance of 144NM racing from Norway to Denmark. For further information please contact Barrie Williams on In addition the BPRC will be running the Cowes Torquay Cowes event on the August Bank Holiday weekend along with a second race being planned for the same weekend. For more information see The Royal Motor Yacht Club will be holding their Powerboat Weekend on the 26-27th May which will also have an interesting selection of gatherings and events.

Welcome to your guide to the Cowes Powerboat Festival taking place at the global home of yachting and powerboat racing, Cowes on the Isle of Wight.

Be part of the "action" aboard your own high speed Italian Flybridge Cruiser - shadow the race from the start through the different parts of the course back to the finish (weather permitting) whilst enjoying Champagne, gourmet food onboard hospitality with our Special unique Day- This will be the most exhilarating event in Britain for you and your guests to experience.

With Luxury High Speed Cruiser and High Speed RIB for up to 18 people - All inclusive price (exclusive use of our Cowes Harbour Buoy)

Offshore powerboat racing is racing by large, specially designed ocean-going powerboats, typically point-to-point racing.

Probably one of the largest, most dangerous, and most powerful racing machines of all, the extreme expense of the boats and the fuel required to participate make it an expensive and elite sport.[citation needed]

Many different types and classes of boats can compete in individual races, on the same course, at the same time. Offshores have widely been known as a "Rich man's" sport, however, now even people with normal pleasure boats can compete in some newly formed classes (with minor safety modifications). This may include single or twin piston engine V-bottom boats, single or twin piston engine catamaran style boats, four piston engine boats, and turbine boats. Depending on the class, speeds varies from 65 mph (105 km/h) to 250 mph (400 km/h)

We are first and foremost a boating events company who specialize in providing a “one stop shop” for corporate events with a portfolio of offerings including VIP Transfers/transport, Meetings afloat and moored, Special occasions Birthdays, anniversaries, Ashes Scattering, Wedding/Civil Partnership Cruises, charters/cruises and co ownership charters etc etc etc

Round Britain Power Boat Race

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