THE British Powerboat Racing Club have announced the dates for the 60th anniversary of powerboat racing from Cowes.

Over the bank holiday weekend of August 29-30, Cowes will once again host the legendary 200-mile Cowes-Torquay-Cowes race, with the return to a format that includes the popular 'pit stop' at Haldon Pier, Torquay.

Isle of Wight County Press: Powerboating champion Frankie Rose in action in last year's Cowes races.Powerboating champion Frankie Rose in action in last year's Cowes races.

Teams from around the globe will line up across the Royal Yacht Squadron, Cowes, creating a huge spectacle of modern and historic race boats for powerboating fans.

Offshore classes 1 and 2 will again be supported by a strong contingent of Class 3 and 4 teams, who will race in the popular Cowes-Poole-Cowes race.

Both races are part of the offshore’s governing bodies, the UKOPRA British and World Championships.

To keep up to date with all the latest news on what is anticipated to be a huge event for offshore powerboat racing, daily updates will be available on the @ British Powerboat Racing Club Facebook page, or the official website: