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Early this year, a new club IPRC staged their first event in Falmouth. The attendance was lower than the organisers had hoped, but the potential for an event of this nature was obvious. Now that IPRC have parted company with the RYA, they are free to do what they had intended this year but were unable to because of RYA restrictions. Cornwall is now looking forward to the festival in late June and IPRC are preparing for a bumper event. This is what they had to say:
‘We are delighted to confirm that the second Falmouth Marathon and Powerboat race is now set for June 29th and 30th 2018.

 This time we are free to do what we always intended and so we can really let loose and invite all classes of racers to join us in beautiful Cornwall for the second IPRC marathon weekend. We are teaming up with some of the best in the business to bring the biggest fleet we can to join us in Falmouth. 

The Marathon course has been changed and we will run on Saturday on a 75 mile course around Eddystone lighthouse passing close to Plymouth, Udder Rock and the coast of Cornwall. If time and weather permit we also hope to hold a short circuit race for Marathon boats (5 x 6 mile course) on Sunday.

In addition we hope to host Offshore Circuit Racing with our friends from OCRDA and we invite all other clubs and classes to get in touch with us to join the party.

There is also the opportunity for everyone with boat access to join us on Sunday on a poker run from Falmouth to Fowey.

We have the venue now you have to bring the boats!

We will be announcing all the details of timings and parties over the coming months but if you are thinking about racing in the UK again next year put this one in your diary.

Entry fees for Marathon are set at early entry of £800 payable in two instalments. This expires in March 2018 after which time we have to charge a realistic fee of £1200 for Marathon class entries that covers the enormous expense of putting on the event for you.’