UIM Marathon World Cup - 2
including some of the best race boats ever produced in Europe, high in horse power and weight. The less than favourable conditions that would play a significant role in proceedings would favour the heavier, more powerful boats in both races; the FB39 was one of the lightest in the field and with half the power of some.
Cowes 100 – Friday 27th August 2010
The first heat of the UIM Marathon World Cup races got underway amid hazardous conditions as the 2,400 horse power of Red FPT stole a march. Powered by four FPT engines, the craft crossed the line well ahead of its nearest rival. Wettpunkt.com finished in sixth with Bohinc realistic about his chances given the uncertain state of play throughout and in good spirits ahead of the Cowes Torquay Cowes two days later. “It was a tough race for us, but it was important we finished in one piece,” he said afterwards. “This is a pleasure craft and it suffered in the heavy seas, taking a battering that almost resulted in us losing the inflatable collar which would have been a disaster. “Now we have a full day to patch up the boat for the Cowes Torquay, if the sea conditions change we are still in with a chance. It is a classic endurance race, long, hard and where seamanship and good fortune must be plentiful; we are definitely not out of contention.”
Cowes Torquay Cowes – Sunday 29th August 2010
With even rougher waters and 10ft waves in places, it was no surprise that the treacherous condition