|Class S1 1992|
In what was his debut season in competitive powerboat racing, Austrian entrepreneur Hannes Bohinc began his career in the sport in the best way possible – with silverware.
Though he had been a seaman since 1984 – sailing around the Mediterranean in his first sports boat – his passion for competition was not kindled until 1992.
Bohinc’s impact was immediate and started in high seas as his Monte Carlo 38’ ‘won the Venice – Monte Carlo (Dakar of the Sea) event in Class Sport One, and it got even better with a fifth overall finish in the same race as well as second overall and first in category in the Martini Trophy.
These performances put Bohinc top of the performance index, which also encompassed the trial at Cowes and the Aeolian Sea with a total average of 52.378 knots.
On board the monohull Offshorer Marine 38’ ‘Royal Flush’, he left the Endurance Class S1 field in his wake at the start of a championship winning campaign.
Victory at the Monte Carlo – Porto Cervo – Monte Carlo and in the Aeolian Isles Trophy followed as Bohinc took his maiden class title.
Many more honours would follow in the years to come.