Around the Island Race tomorrow

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  • Shaki Easton will look to repeat as A-class and first across the line champion again in 2018 (Photograph by Steven Flood/Dynamic Digital)

    Shaki Easton will look to repeat as A-class and first across the line champion again in 2018 (Photograph by Steven Flood/Dynamic Digital)


The annual Around the Island Powerboat Race will take place tomorrow, with racing starting at 2pm from Ferry Reach.

More than a dozen boats are expected to start the 52-mile race that takes participants around the island at speeds in excess of 110 miles per hour. Last year’s A-class and first across the line winning driver Shaki Easton will be back to defend his title against a strong set of competitors all aiming to dethrone him and set a new class record.

B-class will be hotly contested with drivers already promising to hold nothing back as they face off against each other. Speeds from D-class are purportedly the fastest seen in 15+ years — with 100mph the goal of one eager crew.

The always crowd-pleasing twin-engined S-class boats will be pushing their hardest to make up time and catch the smaller boats who all start before them.

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Published Aug 11, 2018 at 8:00 am (Updated Aug 10, 2018 at 11:04 pm)

Around the Island Race tomorrow

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