BPRC secures TV deal for Cowes Classic

Wide coverage expected

The British Powerboat Racing Club (BPRC), organisers of the forthcoming Cowes Torquay Cowes race on Saturday August 29, one of the oldest and most demanding endurance challenges in world powerboating, has confirmed television coverage for the event.

Filming will be undertaken by London-based motor sports specialists, Pit Lane Productions, and the one hour show will be broadcast on satellite tv in both the UK and Europe. Agreements are also in place with Italian and US TV networks.

“The Cowes Torquay is one of the oldest sporting events in Britain and probably our only true motor sport endurance classic,” explains Mike Lloyd, Race Director, The Cowes Classic.

“It is important the racing is captured, both for posterity and for sports fans across Europe. We are extremely grateful to the gaming business, Wettpunkt.com, whose funding has made this possible.”

“Through the use of land-based, aerial and on-board cameras, we expect the show to provide a breathtaking insight into the drama, skill and spectacular action of world class powerboating.”

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Over 50 boats have entered of which 22 will compete non-stop to Torquay and back, one of the world’s most demanding endurance races. The boats will muster off The Royal Yacht Squadron at 9.50 am, before powering towards Torquay at speeds of up to 100mph.