History of the Sport

Scolopendra II - 1904
Where it all began!
Reproduced with the permission of Ed Williams-Hawkes
Estelle V
Make way for the Ladies…
Author Mike James
Tramontana II - 1967
The Cowes-Torquay The Wood & Glass Years 1961 to 1970
Author Mike James
Telstart - 1968
Cowes –Torquay Winners 1961 To 1970
Goldrush - 1980
The Cowes-Torquay Cigarettes, Tin Boats & Cats 1971 to 1981
Author Mike James
Dry Martini 2 - 1979
Cowes –Torquay Winners 1971 To 1980
Peter Stuyvesant - 1981
The Cowes-Torquay, Della Valle, Diesels and Cats 1981 to 1990
Author Mike James
Cesa 1882 - 1988
Cowes –Torquay Winners 1981 To 1990
A' Speranziella
TALES OF PAIN & PLEASURE The 2008 Round Britain Offshore Powerboat Race
Author Mike James
Miss Delson
The Privateers
Author Mike James
Trident 1975/1976 Oh Lor
Hamble to Cannes in a “Christina”
Author Bruce Campbell
405 EXPRESS - 1970
South African Offshore
Author Mike James
Peter Twiss Albums - Race 2 - 1967
MBY’s Cowes-Torquay Albums
from 1965, 1966 & 1967

Author Charles Lawrence

Personalities of the sport

Sir John William Maxwell Aitken
Sir Max Aitken
Author Mike James
Tommy Sopwith Jnr. reunited with Telstar in the 1990's<br /><br /><br /><br /><br />
T.E.B. “Tommy” Sopwith – The Cowes Torquay Master
Author Mike James
Bill Bunting
Bill Bunting – unsung backroom boys 1
Author Mike James
Silver Spray - 1964
Ken Raybould – unsung backroom boys 2
Author Mike James
Lord Lucan
The Bad Boys of the sport and their boats
Author Mike James
Ancarrow Marine - The Aquilifier 24' Sports Runabout
Bruce Campbell…Sidelines
Author Mike James
Aluminium Class 1 Cougar Catamarans in the early 1980's - Photo courtesy of Graham Stevens
An interview with Clive Curtis
Courtesy of David Sewell – Raceboat Magazine

Famous Race Boats of the Sport

Follett Cars - 1986
Don Shead Planatec
Author Mike James
Tramontana - 1962
Tramontana
Author Mike James
Tramontana II - 1964
Tramontana II
Author Mike James
Ghost Rider - 1966
Ghost Rider
Author Mike James
Telstar - 1968
Telstar
Author Mike James
Gee - 1967
Gee
Author Mike James
Rothmans Ego - 1982
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Author Mike James
A`Speranziella
A`Speranziella
Author Mike James
Thunderbolt - 1961
Thunderbolt
Author Mike James
Trident 1975/1976 Oh Lor
Trident
Author Mike James
Monaco Mercury
Monaco Mercury
Miss Enfield II - 1970
Miss Enfield 2
Author Mike James
The Vosper Built - Flying Fish - 1966
The Vosper Built – Flying Fish
Author Mike James
HTS - 1971
Apache / HTS
Author Mike James

Boatbuilding

The effects Fibreglass had on Boatbuilding
The effects Fibreglass had on Boatbuilding
Author Bill Bunting
Smuggler
Aluminium Raceboats
Author Mike James

Engines of the Sport

Powerboat Engines
Engines
Author Mike James

Designers of the Sport

Renato "Sonny" Levi
Renato “Sonny” Levi
Author Mike James
Jim Wynn
Jim Wynn
Author Mike James
Lorne Campbell
Lorne Campbell
Author John Moore
Alan V. Burnard
Alan V. Burnard
Author Charles Lawrence

The Lost History of the Sport

Flying Fish - 1966
A catalogue of famous names destroyed never to be seen again
Author Mike James