The 2018 RUBiS Around the Island Powerboat Race was held today with a fleet of 17 boats registered to race.
Four A Class boats began the race powering out of Ferry Reach heading up the North Shore before heading into Hamilton and then west around Five Star Island and then Dockyard around the head and down the South Shore before going around St. David’s head, back onto the North shore and back into the pillions and to the finish line.
David Selley and Matthew Smith dominated the race and took class honors, also setting an A Class record clocking 55:11, Shaki Easton and Shane Madeiros were second in the Class clocking 56:04.
The B Class was the largest class this year with eight boats racing through the startline, Quince Dowling and Tai Bean powered their boat to the Class Line honors stopping the clock in 57:02, Cleveland Maybury and Joshua Usher were second in 1:04:35.
Despite incurring a 9 minute penalty assessed due to incorrect start the D Class honors went to Geoffrey Willoughby and MaKinday Johansen who crossed the line in 1:05:43.
Andrew Cunningham and Henry Talbot clocked a time of 40:09 to claim the S Class honors.
2018 RUBiS Around the Island Powerboat Race Class Results:
A – Class
0:55:11 Mathew Smith & David Selley 0:56:04 Shaki Easton & Shane Medeiros 0:59:40 Ryan Davidge & Richard Davidge DNF Jody Carreiro & Tony Carreiro
B – Class
0:57:02 Quince Dowling & Tai Bean 1:04:35 Cleveland Maybury & Joshua Usher 1:06:30 Craig Nesbitt Sr. & Craig Nesbitt Jr. 1:19:15 Esperanza Sobroda & Shae Johnson 1:26:40 John Cook & Sanchea Douglas DNF Rodrae Wilson & Sanjay Ramatar DNS Jordan Fletcher & Mark Selley
Steven Bridges & Aaron Sims - S20 Andrew Cunningham & Henry Talbot - S22
There will be a staggered start as follows:
A Class: 2:00pm B Class: 2:07pm C Class: 2:14pm D Class: 2:17pm S Class: 2:20pm
Tuesday, June 26, 2018
McCallan Set to Make History
Kim McCallan, the former Bermuda Power Boat Association Commodore, is making headlines and history.
McCallan is presently in the UK to take her position as the first Bermudian female to be the Officer of the Day from June 28th to July 31st, where she will be the overall person in charge of the International Powerboat Race Club (IPRC) Round 2 of the Marathon Class World Offshore Championship race, the Harmsworth Trophy and Round 2 of the Class 3 British Offshore Championship races.
The number of boats entered into each of the races will be announced shortly.
Whilst attending the IPRC races, McCallan will also be presenting one of the trophies and learning as much as she can from the IPRC in order to promote potential Bermuda powerboat racers and Bermuda into the International arena.
Sunday, May 20, 2018
Bermuda Power Boat Round Up Race Day 1
The Bermuda Power Boat Association’s 2018 season got underway with 7 boats hitting the course off the Spanish Point Boat Club.
The First Race Day saw the competitors tackle a 45 minute Marathon Race.
David Selley & Matthew Smith won the A Class race, with Mark Selley & Jordan Fletcher picking up the win in the B Class.
Shawn Butterfield & Alex Gibbs won the D Class, with Henry Talbot & Andrew Cottingham claiming the win in the S Class.
A Class 12 Laps
1. David Selley & Matthew Smith 2. Jody Carreiro & Tony Carreiro
B Class 14 Laps
1. Mark Selley & Jordan Fletcher 2. Cleveland Maybury & Donnie Raynor – 13 laps
D Class 12 Laps
1. Shawn Butterfield & Alex Gibbs 2. Shaki Easton & Shane Madeiros - 9 laps
S Class 13 Laps Completed
1. Henry Talbot & Andrew Cottingham
Friday, March 09, 2018
Butterfield & Easton To Compete in England
Easton & Butterfield
Errin Butterfield and Shaki Easton had a very strong 2017 season in Power Boat Racing and capped it off with victory in the Rubis Around the Island Race.
The pairing took delivery of a brand new Mercury FourStroke powered Phantom 19G hull in the spring of last year. The set-up was a mirror of the outfit that Jack Bobin used to win the 2016 UIM 3A World Championship.
Easton will be driving Jack Bobin’s World Championship winning boat at the Falmouth Marathon Regatta organized by the IPRC in late June while Butterfield will be competing as a navigator in all 3 UKOPRA sanctioned Offshore races this season.
Butterfield will be sitting in the back of a Twister Catamaran which was previously raced by Sweden’s Gustaf Lindén.
In Cornwall, Easton will have retired fireman and former World Champion Barry Culver pointing him in the right direction while Butterfield will have Kerry Bobin behind the wheel of the rapid cat.