The Poole 100 was a late entry in the diary, but the UKOPRA offshore race went ahead in Poole Bay in spite of the unpredictable weather, with nine entries. It was run as an independent event outside the jurisdiction of the RYA. Overall winners was Jeremy and Nick Newsam in the Class 1 Frode Drapers Tools, while Brian Pelham in The Beaver Returns, a 25 foot Revenger, won its class and was 4th overall.
We will have to wait until the winter months to see if these independent race meetings catch on as it could reach a stage where only CTC marathon is all that is left on the RYA programme.
While on the subject of RYA events, the Powerboat GP race at Carr Mill was cancelled when only three boats were entered.