History of Powerboat Racing in Ireland

A Little History

Ireland and Irishmen have been at the forefront of Powerboat racing from its earliest development, Powerboat racing took place in Waterford in 1894, The ”Harmsworth Trophy” which is seen as the world’s most important Powerboat Racing trophy  held its inaugural race in Cork in 1903, This was followed up in 1927 when the UIM which is the international governing body for Powerboat Racing  had an Irishman as its first secretary general, This was in addition to Ireland being invited to been one of the UIN’s seven founding Nations. The intervening years since has seen many important international powerboat events which had an Irish influence in them.  We will develop this section of the website into the future...