Former British Powerboat Champion Richard Carr has this week featured on highly recognised powerboat site, Powerboat-world.com.
Richard Carr discusses Cowes Torquay Cowes
Richard Carr raced globally in the sport during his 20 years as a powerboat racer and team owner. He won numerous honours throughout his career, but most notably he was crowned British Champion in 1991.
1991 was also the year of the infamous Cowes Torquay Cowes, which Richard discusses with Powerboat-World in the aforementioned article.
The 1991 Allied Leisure Cowes Torquay Cowes race is remembered as the year in which disaster was courted by high technology.
The story of the 1991 race is very simple.
Twenty-three boats started, twelve retired, two were disqualified for missing marks, nine finished and the cause of offshore sport was set back by about a century.
Cowes Torquay Cowes is one of the biggest events in powerboat racing
Speaking to Powerboat-World.com, Richard explained: “’There are two offshore powerboat races in the world that every power boat throttle man or driver wants to win, one is Key West and one is Cowes Torquay Cowes.
‘The Cowes Torquay Cowes in my mind and memory is the equivalent to the Ryder Cup in Golf and Wimbledon in Tennis.”
The race finished in highly controversial fashion with Richard eventually being promoted to second following the disqualification of his fellow Italian racers.
Read Richard’s interview in full on Powerboat-World.com now.
About Richard Carr
Richard Carr is one of the UK’s most experienced and successful powerboat racers, who has competed in the sport globally.
He has won numerous domestic and international honours: he became British Class 1 Champion in 1991; he was the winner of the coveted Needles Trophy and he also came second in the Cowes Torquay Cowes race in 1992. It was the year the race was controversially competed in the fog and it has been argued for many years that he actually won the race.
He is known in the sport for his aggressive racing character in rough seas and recently raced in the USA for Geico in 2011.
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