Bohinc will compete in two races at the 2010 British Powerboat Festival and attempt to secure the coveted Harmsworth Trophy.
The solid bronze sculpture, powerboating’s equivalent of the America’s Cup, was commissioned in 1903 by Sir Alfred Harmsworth, then proprietor of the Daily Mail,and remains highly prized by powerboating's elite endurance racers.
"Cowes is the home of powerboating. I always feel privileged to race there," said Bohinc, team owner and throttleman. Bohinc will compete in Wettpunkt.com, an FB RIB 39, powered by twin FPT 560hp diesel engines. Though not the fastest boat in the British-dominated field, it is in the hands of one of the world’s most formidable crews and, in the notoriously difficult waters off the south coast, outright speed is often less important than reliability and good seamanship.
The first race of the British Powerboat Festival, the Cowes 100, takes place on Friday, 27 August with the 50th running of the Cowes-Torquay-Cowes scheduled to start at 1000 on Sunday, 29 August.