Two new records were set during this afternoon’s [Aug 12] Around-The-Island Powerboat Race, with Anthony and Andy Stoneham the fastest boat around the course with a new record time of 33 minutes and 35 seconds. The event does not have an overall winner as such, with all boats divided into classes and starting at staggered times.
Class winners included Tony and Jody Carreiro in A77, Mark Selly and Jordan Every in B707, Tonka and Stacey Simpson in FB55, Henry Talbot and Howard Ascento in C4, Quincy Dowling and Eric DeSilva in D441, Mackie Wilson and Graham Sutherland in D5, Shayne Furbert and Ryan Rebello in E324, Anthony and Andy Stoneham in S22.
Brothers Tonka and Stacey Simpson powered FB55 across the line first in a time of 47:10 which is a new FB class record, while class winners Mackie Wilson and Graham Sutherland in D5 crossed the line second in a time of 43:27. Bobby DeCosta and Chris Wells were third across the line in 43:40, despite hitting a wave and coming into contact with a pylon during the race.
S class winners Anthony and Andy Stoneham set a new course record when they powered S22 to a finishing time of 33.35, while Steven Bridges and Aaron Sims were fifth across the line in 33:45. B class winners Mark Selly and Jordan Every were next across the line in B707 clocking an overall time of 52:11, and E class winners Shayne Furbert and Ryan Rebello powering E324 were seventh boat across the line clocking 47:46.
Eighth across the finish line was D class winners Quincy Dowling and Eric DeSilva in D441 in 51:42, while Stephen and Ryan Davidge powering D33 were the ninth boat to cross the line clocking 52:50. A77 driven by Tony and Jody Carreiro was the tenth across the line in a time of 1:08:20 to win the A class and Shaki Easton and Derek Seymour in S7 were the eleventh boat across the line in a time of 47:00. View all our Around the Island race coverage here.
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