Friday 9th October 2020

As 2020 has been a write off and social distancing likely in place for at least a couple more months. Attention has turned to the 2021 Calendar and rescheduling of all of the 2020 race dates.

See below for the provisional 2021 race dates. Not all of these are confirmed, some are dates that have been proposed and are awaiting confirmation so currently subject to change. Some race dates are confirmed but require the relevant H+S documentation submitting prior to confirm fully. Hopefully we can get back to racing soon.

11thApril - Bristol Docks (Proposed date only, not confirmed)

9thMay - Calshot Spit (Confirmed)

12/13thJune - West Bay Chase Boat Race (Confirmed)

24/25thJuly - Sandbanks (Currently awaiting approval of speed permit)

28/29thAugust - Cowes Weekend (Confirmed)

19thSeptember - Southampton Boat Show (Proposed date with organisers, not confirmed)

3rdOctober - Bristol Docks (Proposed date only, not confirmed)

30/31stOctober - Penzance Harbour (Confirmed)

Note that the Sunday at Cowes could possibly be a chase boat race, to be confirmed.


Thu 17th September 2020
MCop Racing + BTR hulls seen racing in the BOMBA Series in Bermuda
MCop Racing and Big Tee Racing both produce competition offshore fibreglass and carbon race hulls used by many OMRA racers. The MCop Phantom 125/145 and MK54, and the BTR Carbon Pacer and Skater Catamaran. All competitive racing hulls. Links and i...
Mon 14th September 2020
Bristol Cancelled, Penzance TBC
BRISTOL Unfortunately we could not get a green light from the Bristol harbour masters for a single day race this September. However the new 'rule of 6' Covid restrictions were not a factor in regards to organising a race.
Sat 25th July 2020
Updated - Cowes Race Cancelled
Unfortunately we have had to cancel the Cowes race this August. With the Covid-19 situation going in multiple directions at the moment and with some travel concerns from members still, we thought it be best not to proceed. Given that spectator spo...
Sat 4th July 2020
Photo & Video Galleries Updated
The photo and video galleries on the website have been upgraded to make them a little easier to use. They have also been optimised to be more mobile friendly and save you a bit on data use....
Fri 26th June 2020
NEW MCop Racing Parts Available on the Store
MCop Racing has some new products available. New parts, new hulls and more. Check them out on the store and you can also buy online too here. For custom orders, hulls and parts c...
Thu 18th June 2020
OMRA Rescue Boat Re-Vamp
So the rescue boat has made its way to the workshop for a complete overhaul. New seating, centre console, electrics, front deck and engine works are starting to take place now. Once done, it will not look like the same boat with its new flowcoat colo...
Mon 15th June 2020
June 2020 Season Update, Cowes, Covid-19 and more...
On 14th June the OMRA Race Committee and Race Managers met (virtually) to discuss the remainder of the 2020 calendar races. 29-30th Aug - Cowes Currently this race is still scheduled to go ahead, with the full support of the Harbour Master, Cou...
Tue 12th May 2020
A selection of mini outdrives, CNC props, Bernico hulls and 3D printed parts are now available from AGIA Racing. For more information on products click Here or call ...
Sat 25th April 2020
Project50: 50 Years of Racing
In 2021, OMRA will be in its 50th year, and to celebrate a limited edition large format hard back book is being produced. The aim to collect as many historic images, magazine and newspaper articles, images of old boats, engines and radio kit. As w...
Mon 30th March 2020
2020 OMRA Calendar update - Re: Covid19
To update everyone on the current situation regarding the 2020 OMRA Race season given the current situation with Covid - 19: West Bay - Currently confirmed still. We will be talking to the Harbour Master in 2-3 we...
Fri 20th March 2020
R1 Bristol Race Postponed - Covid-19
Due to the Covid-19 issue in the UK at the moment, with regret, the first round of the OMRA Championship at Bristol Docks has been postponed to a potential later date this year. We have issued refunds for the drivers that have already entered this...
Tue 25th February 2020
UIM 2020 Rules
3x races for 2020 will form the UIM National Championships. OMRA will be racing under UIM rules for these races which are already very similar to OMRA rules in the Offshore Category. The full rule book, which covers inland lake racing, hydro racing a...
Sat 15th February 2020
West Bay 10k Chase Boat Race Confirmed - AquaX P1
The 10k UIM Chase Boat race is now confirmed for 16th -17th May 2020. We can also announce that the race coincides with the P1 AquaX 2020 Jet Ski Championship who will also be running hi-octane events over the weekend and have a shared pit area with ...
Sun 26th January 2020
Goodwood Festival of Speed and Revival Tickets - Race Win Prizes
For 2020 two new races will enter the OMRA calendar. West Bay Chase boat event, and Sandbanks. To celebrate these inaugural races, thanks to Goodwood Estate, OMRA will be giving away 2 x tickets to the Goodwood Festiva...
Fri 17th January 2020
X-Class Rules + RTR Boats for 2020
For 2020, and after a year of running the X-Class for the first time, it was decided at the 2019 AGM that heats with drivers running electric drivetrains in their boats would not have to necessarily reach a 20 minute run time, like the petrol and nit...
Sun 22nd December 2019
OMRA Shop Updated
The OMRA Shop has been updated to make it a simpler and easier layout to use. 2020 Race Entries have been listed but will not be available just yet. Have a look around at
Sun 24th November 2019
AGM - 2020 Season
Fanastic Meeting for the 2019 AGM looking ahead to the 2020 season. Full minutes will be published ASAP but in the meantime a summary of what has been agreed for 2020. 2020 RACE CALENDAR The exact dates in each calendar month will be announced ...
Tue 29th October 2019
2019 Annual General Meeting
OMRA 2019 AGM Its AGM time again. This gives members a chance to review the proposed race calendar for 2020, discuss any possible rule changes and propose new ideas going forward with the race series. It will be held in Reading, but...
Mon 14th October 2019
Penzance 2019 Race Photos
There are some great shots taken at Penzance this year by photographer Darren Woods.
See the gallery in the photos section....
Mon 23rd September 2019
Penzance 5-6th Oct - Race Entry
The final championship round of the season is Penzance Harbour on 5-6th October. Race entries are now open online and also direct with Justin Copeland. This round will be the final championship decider as the leaders in each class have been in a c...
Tue 17th September 2019
Ranger dominates Bristol
Michael Ranger dominated the Bristol Docks (race 2) winning both the D and E Class races. Putting him 21 points clear in D Class and closing in on Richard Weatherley in E Class. Alan KD won the C class to extend to a 20 point lead. However with o...
Sat 14th September 2019
Southampton Boat Show News 2019
Our demo races and display stand made a strong impression at the 2019 Southampton Boat show, thousands of spectators viewed the races, despite racers having to fight off the mad crowds on the pontoon! Due to success and great reaction from the org...
Mon 2nd September 2019
Bristol Race 2 - Online Entry
Online entry is now open for Bristol this weekend (8th Sept). Use the online form below for entry. This weekend is a standard endurance race. Drivers meeting is a 10am. Please check transponders prior to arrival and there will be an opportunity to...
Mon 26th August 2019
Cowes 2019 ShootOut - Petrol vs Electric
An intense Saturday morning shootout session took place at Cowes this year. Seeing drivers attempting to post a fast time in a 3 minute window. We saw the new X-Class electric boats posting times just a 5th a second slower than the fastest E-Class pe...
Sun 14th July 2019
Cowes 2019 Online Entry Now Available
Sun 14th July 2019
Weymouth 2019/2020
From Mark Copley: Weymouth Grand Prix... Many thanks to All who came the Race, Help, or just support the racing this weekend. The weather and sea state was just right. Great to see the Z boats, who had a Great day and just enough chop to make ...
Tue 25th June 2019
Weatherley Dominates at Calshot
Richard Weatherley (E34) had a fantastic Sunday at Calshot winning both the E Class event and achieving the highest laps with 104, and the fastest lap with 16.264 seconds in an end of day Shoot Out. The OMRA wireless timing system worked perfectly...
Fri 21st June 2019
OMRA proud to announce Steve Curtis as Ambassador
The Offshore Model Racing Association (OMRA) has been running a UK championship for almost 50 years. Attracting the most die-hard enthusiasts in model power boating. Building and racing at the peak of model boat design to handle offshore conditions. ...
Fri 14th June 2019
Upcoming races
CALSHOT Please see link to the venue on this site and enter via OOD Alan KD. WEYMOUTH 6/7 July A-Z class is looming. Its important to get your entries in for this event asap. Good advance numbers will help the ...
Thu 6th June 2019
Southampton Boat Show - Confirmed
We can announce that the planned exhibition race at this years Southampton Boat Show has now been confirmed for Saturday 14th September. More details TBC....
Tue 4th June 2019
Important Transponder News
Now we are nearing the main summer race season, all remaining races are being run with LiveTime digital timing. It is important you arrive to a race with a working Transponder fitted. There will be an opportunity before racing begins on the day wh...
Sat 25th May 2019
Guernsey Sprint Results
The results from the Guernsey Sprint Race are now online. C-Class Winner: Alan KD, D-Class Winner: Shaun Sarre, E-Class Winner: John Smith, X-Class Winner: Alan KD,...
Wed 22nd May 2019
Weather looking good for Guernsey this weekend
Latest forecast now looks like a lot sun for this weekend in Guernsey. Earlier this week and last weekend it was not so favourable, but now it looks like there will be sun all throughout the upcoming race weekend....
Tue 21st May 2019
RED FUNNEL discount code for Cowes Weekend 2019 now available...
Red Funnel Ferries have given OMRA a discount code for up to 20 vehicles travelling to Cowes for the 2019 race. As its the Bank Holiday weekend early booking is high recommended. Red Funnel are also sponsoring the race and assisting with costs in ...
Tue 14th May 2019
Cowes Race 2019 - British Powerboat Racing Club
As you know this year OMRA is hosting the 2019 race the same weekend at the main BPRC Cowes/Torquay Offshore race. We will be collaborating with the BPRC for the weekend to bring together the two races (ours being very much a support obviously!). Det...
Sun 5th May 2019
Torquay Results Now Online
All the times from the Torquay chase boat race are now online, along with championship standings updated....
Sat 4th May 2019
Guernsey Race - Travel
KD VAN The KD Luton Van is going to Guernsey this year and there is plenty of space to put you boats and kit in if you'd like to travel more cheaply to Guernsey as a foot passenger. There is also a spare seat in the van to. Contact ...