The Cowes Classic is in its 58th season. The race is from Cowes to Torquay, Torquay back to Cowes. This offshore powerboat race is the world’s most prestigious race which takes place on the August bank holiday weekend of 25-26th August 2018. The power boat race covers a distance of 190 nautical miles. The course record speed was set in 2015 at a staggering average speed of 94.55 mph.