Additional Around The Island Race Entrants

August 16, 2014

The Rubis Around the Island Power Boat Race is scheduled to take place on Sunday [Aug 17] with over twenty boats planning on taking to the Ferry Reach start line at 2pm. This year’s power boat race is being sponsored by Rubis Energy who have also put up a $10,000 purse for the event.

The Bermuda Power Boat Association held their final sign-up meeting for the race last night and here we will look at a line up of the entrants that will join those we have recently highlighted, with information provided by the Bermuda Power Boat Association.

A Class:

Bermuda Powerboat Around The Island Race, August 12 2012 (52)

  • Driver: Michael “Happy” Henderson
  • Co Pilot: Matthew Renaud
  • Boat Number: A 151
  • Boat Make: Bristol
  • Length of Boat: 14 feet
  • Engine Type: Yamaha 70hp – Modifications permitted

B Class:

Bermuda Powerboat Association Memorial Marathon Race Racing, September 30 2012 (45)

  • Driver: Bobby Dacosta
  • Co Pilot: Ryan Rebello
  • Boat Number: B 13
  • Boat Make: Ocke Mannerfelt B 23
  • Length of Boat: 23 feet
  • Engine Type: Mercury 200hp – Minor modifications permitted

Bermuda Powerboat Association Memorial Marathon Race Racing, September 30 2012 (43)

  • Driver: Tonka Simpson
  • Co Pilot: Stacey Simpson
  • Boat Number: B 55
  • Boat Make: Phantom
  • Length of Boat: 19 feet

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  • Driver: Ryan Resendes
  • Co Pilot: Zain Philpott
  • Boat Number: B 17
  • Boat Make: Argo
  • Length of Boat: 19 feet
  • Engine Type: Yamaha 150hp – Minor modifications permitted

Powerboat Racing At Spanish Point Bermuda, October 7 2012 (4)

  • Driver: Quincy Dowling
  • Co Pilot: T.B.A
  • Boat Number: B 441
  • Boat Make: Ring Craft
  • Length of Boat: 21 feet
  • Engine Type: Mercury 200hp – Minor modifications permitted

Bermuda Powerboat Around The Island Race, August 12 2012 (33)

  • Driver: Mark Selley
  • Co Pilot: Jordan Fletcher
  • Boat Number: B 707
  • Boat Make: Phantom
  • Length of Boat: 18 feet
  • Engine Type: Evinrude HO 150hp – No modifications permitted

Bermuda Powerboat Racing at Spanish Point, October 6, 2013-22

  • Driver: Dennis Trott
  • Co Pilot: Darius Zuill
  • Boat Number: B 37
  • Boat Make: Sharp
  • Length of Boat: 19 feet
  • Engine Type: Mercury 200hp – Minor modifications permitted

Bermuda Powerboat Association Memorial Marathon Race Racing, September 30 2012 (52)

  • Driver: Richard Correia
  • Co Pilot: Stephen Davidge
  • Boat Number: B 33
  • Boat Make: Phantom
  • Length of Boat: 20 feet
  • Engine Type: Suzuki 150hp – No Modifications permitted

D Class:

Bermuda Powerboat Association Memorial Marathon Race Racing, September 30 2012 (48)

  • Driver: Henry Talbot
  • Co Pilot: Howie Ascento
  • Boat Number: D 4
  • Boat Make: Skater
  • Length of Boat: 21 feet
  • Engine Type: Yamaha 250hp 4-stroke – Modifications permitted

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  • Driver: Kenny Maybury
  • Co Pilot: Ryan Pacheco
  • Boat Number: d 88
  • Boat Make: Skater
  • Length of Boat: 21 feet
  • Engine Type: Mercury 200hp – Minor modifications permitted

S Class:

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  • Driver: Neil Fox
  • Co Pilot: T.B.A.
  • Boat Number: S 122
  • Boat Make: Skater
  • Length of Boat: 24 feet
  • Engine Type: Mercury 280hp X 2 – Modifications permitted

Power Boat Racing Bermuda July 10 2011-1-10

  • Driver: Craig Nisbett
  • Co Pilot: T.B.A.
  • Boat Number: S 18
  • Boat Make: Skater
  • Length of Boat: 28 feet
  • Engine Type: Mercury 300hp x 2 – Modifications permitted

PX Class [Exhibition Only]:

Around The Island Powerboat Race Bermuda August 11 2013 (128)

  • Driver: Philip Correia
  • Co Pilot: T.B.A.
  • Boat Number: PX 15
  • Boat Make: Motion
  • Length of Boat: 28 feet
  • Engine Type: Mercury 525hp inboard X 2
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  1. Vb says:

    Good luck and be safe everyone!

  2. islandguy says:

    This is good more entrants!
    As we know this used to be Bermuda most watched sport!It would be nice if corparate or govt, steeped in some way to cut the cost for these guys! Maybe duty break for boats,parts something.Its a shame to watch just a few boats, as we know its the cost.Bad economy and nothing is cheap with everything having to be imported.Be safe you all.Pleasure boats stay OUT OF THE WAY.

    • Franklin jr says:

      these guys do not own the water and almost ran down a Bermuda Fitted Dinghy a couple years ago

      By all means go out and have fun, but why a bunch of guys zipping around creating pollution, killing marine life, and effectively closing Bermuda’s water off so they can show how macho they are get a break on duty?

      • Franklin jr says:

        Dislike all you want, it’s all true!

      • Thrill says:

        Go crawl in ya hole and stay there. Isn’t any different than wen the sail boats block up the harbour.

      • outkasted says:

        Its a frakin’ RACE Franklin jr.

  3. Triangle Drifter says:

    Too bad the race has become a shadow of its former self when there were many more boats but with smaller engines.

    These days there are a few high powered incredibly fast boats run by people willing to put an awful lot of money into them.

    What happened to the surfboat class? Who remembers when 13′ Whalers raced around?

    How about a true race for jet skis with pit stops at Somerset Long Bay & Devonshire Bay?

  4. sage says:

    Did they graft a VW Beetle roof and windows onto S18?

  5. Mumbojumbo says:

    I love this event , slow down….and watch other people race around.A race for jet ski round the island …..but what we really really really need is different classes of sail boat races ,around the island using bouys as markers ,east west races…etc,nothing but the occasional horn,just wind in sails and proud heritage.sunfish ,dingy,hobicat,catboats,homemade sailing vessels and sheets ,scottish crabbers etc catboats,let’s face it,there is plenty of hot air in Bermuda put a politician in each boat,you would have all the wind you would ever need to sail…

  6. G'd Up says:

    Government and other corporations should step in and help with financing and there would be more boats to race because I know that I would be very interested in joining up again

  7. Marksman says:

    This is one of the most thrilling sporting events in Bermuda – possibly the second most watched sport of any kind in Bermuda.
    Many Tourist who have never seen Powerboat Racing are fascinated.
    My friends from upstate New York come to Bermuda to try to catch this event every year and they know nothing about boats
    or the Ocean Water.
    I congratulate any brave person that pilots one of these Race Boats.
    My friends are her now and are staying with me for 2 weeks just incase it just happens to get postponed today they will have
    two more Sundays after this one.
    I wonder if the Minister of Tourism knows that The Annual Round the Island Race can be used to draw visitors .

    • G'd Up says:

      Pay attention government!!!! Boat racing will bring in tourist revenue

      • Cinderella says:

        If some MP’s are wanting more gambling dollars, guess what? This is a serious betting opportunity for any gambler everywhere!!!

        It could be broadcast live for international money input to the pot and the prize. Can you imagine what $$$ can be generated for the racing and tourist industry in the island? Every month there can be a different type of ocean-based race. Imagine the view flying in or taking off while a race is in progress? Many photo-ops would be posted on social media that would promote travel around race-days.

        So that we can have all the types of races that Mumbojumbo listed, and to address Triangle Drifter’s woe, some stipend should be provided to each entrant, perhaps after the race, to cover basic cost of getting the boat ready for the race.

      • Marksman says:

        It is the biggest event in the Florida Keys – I hear that – over 35 or more Bermudians travel to see this event every year
        and over 350,,000 tourist flock there from other places other than Florida just to see the Power Boat Racing event.
        I think the Bermuda Round the Island Race could be a great International event if it is promoted properly.
        The BPBA should look into this with Govt.

    • rock says:

      I agree and they should .

  8. Kiverja says:

    Good morning Bernews!

    Is the race still on?

    • Bernews says:

      We last checked at 10.45am and were told yes, the race is on.

      • Da plumber says:

        Great thanks for the info

      • Marksman says:

        Yes it’s still on ! I haven’t heard no difference — I’m at Ferry Reach now – great atmosphere here.and a good bit of spectators.