Following the cancellation of the Round the Island Power Boat Race, the Commodore of the Bermuda Power Boat Association Robert Cardwell revealed to www.islandstats.com that the 2020 season has also been scrapped.
Cardwell said, “This season has been cancelled, as we have not asked or members for any fees this year.”
“We are looking to make the 2021 season longer with more racing and more social events as well,” continued Cardwell.
Cardwell also announced that the club has built boats to start a Junior programme as well as introducing a Class for anyone looking to get started.
“We have boats for the Juniors and we as a club have been given the authority to have our juniors race in boats with a bigger engine size, we have also designed a class for another engine size for anyone looking to get started in the sport as a much reduced rate,” concluded Cardwell.
Tuesday, June 16, 2020
Round the Island Race 2020 Cancelled
Bermuda Power Boat Association (BPBA) Commodore Robert Cardwell has announced the cancellation of the 2020 Round the Island Power Boat Race.
Cardwell posted on social media, “The BPBA as a sport organization continues to abide by Government directive that all sports events shall cease. This continues to be the case for others - football, cricket and hockey. There does not appear to be any light at the end of the tunnel as to when this restriction will be lifted.
Round the Island has consistently been held every Sunday after Cup Match since 1955. Sadly, Cup Match has been cancelled and so is the 2020 Round the Island event.
The executive continue to monitor Government directives and when we get the green flag we will see if there is any salvage that can be done to our season.
The executive will be getting together soon to discuss the 2021 season. We need to make it extra special and pull out all stops. We will race and we will have social events. If anyone has any ideas as to what you would like to see from your Club please do put your ideas forward.
In the meantime - we hope all are staying as busy as you can and above all do everything to remain safe and adhere to Public Health guidance on being safe.”
Sunday, May 17, 2020
Seagull Racing Committee Postpone June Event
The 2020 Heineken RI Seagull Race slated for June will not be possible, as organizers are waiting to see what Phase 2 of the Governments plan will still have restrictions.
The racers of the Seagull Race Committee would not like to cancel this year’s race – but – to postpone it to a later date in the year.
The format of any race would have to be worked out carefully – in order to conform with any regulations that will be in place to stay safe.
Friday, November 22, 2019
BPBA 2020 Executive Committee Elected
The Bermuda Power Boat Association held their Annual General Meeting, member voted in the 2020 Executive Committee and also voted on new and amended rules.
Bermuda Power Boat Association 2020 Executive Committee
Commodore - Robert Cardwell Deputy Commodore - David Selley Rear Commodore Andrew Cottingham Secretary - Janae Nesbitt - (temporary) Treasurer - Richard Davidge Flag Officers: Henry Talbot Matthew Smith Andrew Osborne Mark Selley Shaki Easton Clayton Hawshaw Jordan Fletcher
Commodore Cardwell said, “Congratulations to the entire executive team together we will make 2020 an awesome race year with our junior program kicking off this season.
Please join me in congratulating our Secretary Janae on the upcoming birth of her child. Janae is not anticipating having much time for BPBA hence she is in post temporarily. If anyone is of mind to step into this post we would be most grateful.”
Sunday, October 27, 2019
Drama as 2019 Bermuda Power Boat Season Ends
The 2019 Bermuda Power Boat Association’s season came to an end at Ferry Reach.
The day was to see an In-Shore Race, followed by an Off-Shore Race.
During the In-Shore Race two boats flipped over, Mark Selley was driver of first boat that flipped and then Rodrea Wilson was the pilot and Ryan Resendes were in the 2nd boat that flipped.