Following the recent meetings with Falmouth Harbour Commissioners, Port of Falmouth and the Docks, Falmouth Council, teams, sponsors and officials we are now 100% certain to make the Falmouth - Scilly - Falmouth race a reality.
All we need now is the participation of as many teams as possible. We are doing our best to contact everyone individually but if you have not heard from us please feel free to contact us. We will answer any questions you may have. firstname.lastname@example.org
FALMOUTH - SCILLY - FALMOUTH
REGULATIONS AND COMPETING - THE ISSUES:
We are aware that there has been a lot of discussion regarding recent changes to UIM / RYA regulations which has meant that some boats are no longer eligible to race in UIM sanctioned events. We know that there are perfectly good boats out there that require modification this season despite being compliant in the past. Hopefully the rules will be ammended to reflect reality but in the meantime we have a solution.
We believe that the most important thing about powerboat racing is powerboat racing and so we propose to offer teams three options to increase participation.
Option 1. Teams wishing to enter the UIM or RYA sanctioned event (under PB1 Rules) in order to qualify for the Championship must comply with the regulations as they stand on the day and will be scrutineered, scored and administered accordingly. The race will follow a course from Falmouth, out past the Lizard before turning into Mounts Bay and passing by St Michael's Mount, Penzance and Lands End before crossing to Scilly. There will be a mandatory stop in Scilly before returning on a course of your choice to Falmouth.
Option 2. Teams whose boats do not currently comply are eligible to enter in a "club fun" event that we will run simultaneously. Boats that enter will use the old 2016/17 regulations for scrutineering purposes. This event is designed to allow boats to run on the same course but they will not score UIM points. This event is not an officially approved UIM/RYA race. In order to avoid any sanctions all teams must comply with current licence regulations. This event is designed strictly for the purposes of participation and enjoyment.
So, if you have a boat that is capable of completing the course but falls foul of the new regulations you can still participate in our "club fun". We hope that this will allow more of you to enter without spending massive amounts on the new regulations whilst helping us support a resurgence of offshore racing in the UK.
Option 3. For boats that are not keen on entering an entire Marathon we have designed a short course as part of the "Club fun". This will run from Falmouth and follow the same route as the Marathon up to Mounts Bay. These entrants will enter Penzance harbour for a mandatory 1.30 hour stop before returning on the same course.
Both the sanctioned event and the "Club fun" will be held at the same time, on the same dates and will run on identical courses. The UIM qualifying event will be slightly longer (approx 1 mile) to distinguish it from the club event.
This is not an excuse for un-seaworthy vessels to enter. It is simply a way to get as many teams as possible on the water with the minimum of fuss.
The International Powerboat Race Club would like to invite all Marathon and Offshore Circuit Race Teams to download the entry form and return it by email confirmation of their entry into the inaugural Falmouth International Powerboat Race Festival before March 20th
A total entry fee of £800 fee applies for options 1 & 2
A total entry fee of £500 applies to Option 3.
A 50% refundable deposit is required along with an entry form which can be downloaded from this website: www.internationalpowerboatraceclub.com
The deadline for full entry is at the existing rate of £800 - due by March 20th.
Entries after March 20th 2017 will cost £1200 per boat for the full entry and £600 for short course.
Teams must specify if they are entering the UIM Marathon, "Fun" or short course event when applying.
If the race is cancelled on or before March 30th 2017 all deposits will be fully refunded.
Fees paid after March 30th will not be refunded.
SCHEDULE - PROVISIONAL
Race Instructions will be available at the beginning of April
Thursday July 27 (loading, scruitineering and testing),
Friday July 28 Day 1, Short Course Poker Run All craft welcome / Testing
Saturday July 29 Race Day 2 PLANNED MAIN RACE DAY
Sunday July 30 2017. WEATHER DAY
We request that boats are in Falmouth on July 27th where possible to allow for scrutineering.
We have allowed an extra day on Sunday in case of bad weather. If bad weather prevents the race being held on Saturday it will be held on Friday or Sunday dependent upon conditions.
Full details and further updates are available at. http://www.internationalpowerboatraceclub.com
Special thanks go to Team 747, Thunderstreak, HTS Perkins, Sunus Racing and Powertech, Bob McCarthy and the guys at OCRDA. the Sussex Motor Yacht Club, Martini Vector and Pete Currington and Cougar for their help
The IPRC has been established by UK based powerboat race professionals to reignite our sport.
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We work for the good of racing and racers.
Our primary and only focus is to create great races.
We put a lot of effort into creating the best race environment possible so that your race teams can focus on winning.
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