Powerboat race warning

  • Ernie Mello has come out of a 21-year retirement to race  in the Rubis Around the Island Power Boat Race in his 19 ft Phantom for the last time. (Photograph by  Ernie Mello)

    Ernie Mello has come out of a 21-year retirement to race in the Rubis Around the Island Power Boat Race in his 19 ft Phantom for the last time. (Photograph by Ernie Mello)


People out on the water at the weekend were today warned to avoid the course for the Around the Island powerboat race.

Police said that swimmers and divers should keep out of the racecourse for the event, which is scheduled to start at 2pm on Sunday.

Divers were also asked to make sure that their dive sites were marked with a buoy.

A police spokesman said that the Bermuda Power Boat Association had strict safety rules for racers and members of the public.

Racers have also been told to avoid coming too close to shore in the Elbow Beach area of Paget.

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Published Aug 16, 2019 at 7:27 pm (Updated Aug 16, 2019 at 7:27 pm)

Powerboat race warning

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