Golden memories for Bohinc as Cowes-Torquay gears up for 50th

Cowes-Torquay - 2 June 2010 -- 2010 looks set to be bigger and better than ever before for The Cowes–Torquay–Cowes as the British Powerboat Racing Club (BPRC) celebrates the 50th anniversary of the event in style.

Introduced by Sir Max Aitken in 1961, the race remains as strong as ever and is recognised as one of the toughest challenges and most prestigious events on the powerboat racing calendar, comparable with the Indy 500 and 24 Hours of Le Mans.

Hannes Bohinc has enjoyed a great love affair with the competition, having won it twice and come within touching distance of a hat-trick at the 2009 event.

Despite a ruptured fuel tank costing the team of Bohinc, Max Holzfiend and Ed Williams-Hawkes victory and the Beaverbrook Trophy last time out, the Austrian entrepreneur has nothing but fond memories to pass on to this year’s competitors.

“These classic endurance events are steeped in history and have always played an important part in shaping the future development of the sport.”

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“I have always enjoyed racing in Britain at events such as the Cowes-Torquay-Cowes,” Bohinc explains. “It is a very special occasion in notoriously difficult waters that must always be treated with respect.” “For me, it is the powerboating Mecca and I am a passionate supporter of the race.”

The BPRC 2010 Cowes Classic – The 50th, will run from 25th – 30th August with around 80 craft expected to participate. The event will include the UIM Marathon Series World Cup, with the esteemed headline Cowes-Torquay-Cowes race taking place on Sunday 29th.