Location: Helford Passage
Based in Helford Passage, the team at HRB get to see some amazing marine events. Today, we got to see the Eastwood Racing team who are a local racing team, owned and piloted by Gary Aldington from Eastwood Garage in Penryn. Their boat, Vintage Torque is a class-1 boat which can exceed 100mph on a good day! Gary is a true ambassador of the sport and in discussions with Falmouth Harbour Commissioners has gained agreement to a pre cursor event in 2022 for a big festival next year.
The race was run under the World Powerboat Events sanctioned by UKOPRA, both of which are racer owned. Spectators were able to watch the start of the race in Falmouth as they speed through Carrick Roads between Black Rock and Pendennis Point and watch them go offshore.