Organisers of the 2019 Poole Harbour Boat Show, in association with Sunseeker, have announced that power boat racing is to be a part of this year’s show.

The 2019 Fortitudo Property Poole Bay 100 Offshore Powerboat race marks the opening round of the 2019 UKOPRA World Offshore Championship. The race organisers will make Poole Harbour its base over the weekend and use pontoons at the event as their wet pits. Power boats will arrive from Friday 7 June and racing will take place on the Saturday in Poole Bay. Visitors to the Bshow will be able to admire the line-up of racing boats in between races.

PHBS Marketing Director Tracy Payne said: “We are thrilled to welcome Fortitudo Property Poole Bay 100 Offshore Powerboat Racing to Poole. We are always keen to attract new audiences to our ever-growing show and add new levels of interest for our visitors. We would urge visitors to head down to the quayside and view these impressive boats.”

Powerboat Event Director, John Moore said: “It will be an amazing opportunity for the general public and boat show attendees to view the race boats at close quarters and chat to the crews. We hope to have around 25 entries.”

With more than 32,000 people in attendance in 2018 the PHBS, organised by Poole Harbour Commissioners, continues to be the biggest-ever, free to attend boat show on the south coast.

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