Tuesday 9th July 2024

This year at Cowes Isle of Wight, OMRA will once again be racing alongside the BPRC who are hosting the annual Cowes-Torquay-Cowes powerboat race. Saturday at Cowes also sees the return of the popular head to head tournement. With previous events held at Calshot and Penzance, this will be the first Cowes Cup where drivers attempt to win their group stage and proceed to the world cup style final knockout stages. Sunday will feature the standard endurance. For travel logistics, most of the members have already booked a ferry crossing. However, Adrian & Sam are taking the luton van across on the Friday - Sunday. Due to the race kit being optimised, there is a lot of room in the van for boats. If you're interested as going as foot passenger only or just for one day. Please arrange with Adrian/Sam to drop-off and collect boats.

Tue 24th October 2023
First Preview of Surface: Drive to Survive revealed
The first preview of the upcoming Surface: Drive to Survive has been released. With some of the drivers wondering what surface drive actually is. PKD has been capturing a lot of footage from every race this year. There have also been interviews an...
Wed 18th October 2023
After intense racing in Penzance we crown our 2023 OMRA Champions. It was an extremely close fought season with the extra point for fastest lap paying a role in deciding the final outcome along with the new points system introduced for 2023.
Mon 2nd October 2023
Final Race of 2023 in Penzance Coming Up!
The final OMRA Race of 2023 is coming up this weekend. Weather is looking good, after the Red Flag of Swanage with the Storm conditions we're hoping for this to be a really good race weekend! Saturday 7th October - The Royal Rumble Tournam...
Thu 7th September 2023
Getting Ready for Swanage...
So... NEW race time. Swanage is fast approaching and we thought we should outline some important details regarding the upcoming race. Setup - Saturday 16th AKD/PKD are arriving in Swanage Friday eveni...
Mon 4th September 2023
Calshot World Cup - What went down
Due to the cancellation of the Cowes Weekend, it was agreed there would be a 2nd Calshot race. However due to a couple of members not being able to make it, we decided to try an old race idea never attempted before on the day. So we had the first ...
Wed 19th July 2023
Calshot Countdown
IF YOU ARE PLANNING TO RACE BUT HAVENT ENTERED YET, PLEASE DO SO ASAP.  SCHEDULE We will be running a standard endurance race format for this event. 2 x 20min Heats per class C-X. Due to the High Tide being at 15...
Thu 8th June 2023
West Bay Countdown
To all Drivers racing Saturday 17th and Sunday 18th June @ West Bay Dorset SCHEDULE To decide the course the race is dependant on conditions. If favourable we will set up the 10K course to run EITHER Saturday or Sunday to give op...
Thu 18th May 2023
Bristol 2023 Race Report
Round 1 - Bristol Docks Race Report First race of 2023, OMRA was lucky to have good weather most of the day despite the rain forecast, a short drizzle was all that came along. This was the first race introducing the new points ...
Sat 1st April 2023
OMRA : Surface Drive to Survive
OMRA : Surface Drive To Survive Since 2021 OMRA has been making promo videos from our race events. Similar format 2-3mins long, drone footage, on board shots, following boats and showcasing the locations set to music. Some of thos...
Fri 31st March 2023
Unofficial Pre-Season Testing - 15th April, Princes Park Eastbourne
Due to the volume of competitors now attending a testing session organised by Michael Ranger (OMRA Secretary) on Saturday 15th April at Princes Park in Eastbourne, it has become a bit of an unofficial pre-season test. It is an opportunity to see w...
Tue 14th March 2023
New Championship Points Scoring System for 2023
At the 2022 AGM, it was proposed and voted in that there would be a new championship points scoring system for OMRA races from 2023 onwards. This new structure would allow racers to score more points at events that had more entires per class than at ...
Wed 22nd February 2023
2023 Race Entries & Season Pass now available on the OMRA Shop
All 2023 Race Entires are now available on the OMRA Shop. There is also now a 2023 Season Pass available that will allow you enter a boat for the whole season saving a further 17% off race entry fees. For West Bay, there is a sepe...
Wed 8th February 2023
West Bay Chase Boat POKER RUN and Cowes 2 Stage Slalom Sprint
In OMRA we are always looking for ways to keep the racing interesting, trialling different formats and ideas. Two races in 2023 will feature a twist. In West Bay, challenging for the 10k record is highly dependant on conditions, the records set i...
Sun 20th November 2022
OMRA 2023 Provisional Race Calendar Announced
So after the successful AGM meeting for 2022. We can now announce the race calendar for 2023: Bristol Docks - 23rd April Southampton - 21st May West Bay 10k Challenge- 17/18th June
Fri 30th September 2022
Penzance - Royal Rumble
Saturday at Penzance this year will feature a new event called the Royal Rumble. Exact details and rules will be announced on the day. The event utilises the digital timing systems full capabilities and will be an action packed high octane race no...
Wed 31st August 2022
Cowes Weekend Photos and looking ahead to Bristol
It was a great weekend this year at Cowes. The sun was shining all weekend and some good racing for the members that made it across to the island. There are some initial photos now in the media section and a video is on the way. But there are some mo...
Sat 23rd July 2022
New 2022 Design Phantom Hulls from MCop Racing
MCop Racing are now taking orders for their new 2022 Phantom Hulls. A new sleeker and updated design with a range a custom colours and pre-installed rails/linings available. Contact Mark Copley for more information: m...
Fri 24th June 2022
OMRA Gets Lapped for Upcoming Calshot Race
The upcoming Clashot race will be a little different in that it will be a lapped race, instead of a standard 20 minute endurance. So each heat will be first to 40 laps (or 20mins, whichever comes first). When the first boat in class completes the 40 ...
Mon 13th June 2022
It was far too rough at West Bay this weekend to do the full 10k for most competitors. So we ran 5k on each day as was highly unlikely the record times from 2021 would be beaten this year. However Jonathan Wilkins went for the 10k with his Electri...
Tue 24th May 2022
Looking ahead to West Bay 10k Challenge
The now annual West Bay 10k Challenge is fast approaching and it is looking to be a very busy race weekend for OMRA with many drivers having entered weeks before the race already. We thought it would be a good idea to outline some of the upcoming wee...
Mon 18th April 2022
Bristol Docks R1 2022 - Highlight Reel
Watch the Bristol Docks R1 2022 highlight reel HERE...
Tue 12th April 2022
Bristol Docks - First race of 2022 and what to expect
So the OMRA season finally starts next weekend after a long winter break. Entries are strong and we hope everyone is ready to get back into racing. What to Expect AKD/PKD will arrive at 8am to start setting up the bridge a...
Thu 3rd March 2022
New NRCA Racing Team for 2022
OMRA has a new team for 2022 called NRCA Racing. The team consists of Adrian Carter (20) who is now going into his second OMRA season and brand newcomers Dean Mainwaring (888) and Sam Poore (999)....
Sun 30th January 2022
OMRA Facebook Group Reaches 500 Members
Just a thank you to everyone who has joined OMRA on Facebook. The group has grown to over 500 members now in just a few months with regular posts and discussion from the model powerboat racing community in the UK and abroad. ...
Thu 9th December 2021
OMRA 2022 Race Calendar now available on the Online Shop
The shop has been updated with race the entry prices for 2022 as they have now been confirmed for each race. Most are the standard £12.00 first boat, £8.00 for additional boats with the exception of West Bay 10K Challenge. Current and ...
Thu 25th November 2021
Get the 2021 OMRA Playlist on Apple Music
Get the OMRA Playlist that has been played through the sound system at the 2021 Races. AKD & PKD have added and added tracks throughout the season and has been the soundtrack to OMRA for 2021. The general theme is rock and classic rock. If anyone ...
Tue 23rd November 2021
Watch the 2021 Season Review Video
The 2021 Season Review is now available on the website in the video section. It is collection of footage from the 2021 Season from Calshot, West Bay, Cowes, Southampton Boat Show and Penzance. Shot using a GoPro and waterproof drone. Click the link b...
Sun 21st November 2021
2022 Season - Southampton is Back, Cowes and West Bay 10k Challenge
After todays successful AGM, OMRA can announce the proposed calendar for the upcoming 2022 season. Southampton is back, Cowes will return for the August Bank Holiday and West Bay will return for the 10k Challenge. You can see the upcoming calendar on...
Thu 18th November 2021
OMRA AGM - Sunday 21st November
So the AGM is this Sunday 21st November at Cottesmore Golf & Country Club in West Sussex. Due to most members opting to join the meeting via Zoom rather than in person, the Chairman, Secretary and Treasurer have opted to host the meeting in a less...
Mon 1st November 2021
Penzance - End of Season & Upcoming AGM
So Penzance 2021 is over, and racing has now come to a close for this season. This past weekend saw some great racing, good friendship and a nice closing toast to 50 Years of Racing. But there is work to do for the upcoming 2022 season that has ne...
Mon 18th October 2021
Bristol - Red Flagged
This past weekend at Bristol saw the days racing red flagged due to unannounced childrens activities with paddle boarding and dingy sailing taking place during a live race. Although everything had been arranged prior for the race location with the va...
Thu 30th September 2021
Bristol Race - Rescheduled 17th October
Due to the recent panic buying at the petrol pumps and roadworks going on around the Bristol Docks area, OMRA members have come to the decision to postpone the Bristol race to Sunday 17th October. Members felt there may be a fuel shortage in the area...
Wed 8th September 2021
Getting Ready for The Southampton Boat Show
We can finally confirm the details for the Southampton Boat Show Race on Sun 19th Sept, this is a FREE entry race to all OMRA members and family, inc entry to the show.
Wed 1st September 2021
See the Cowes 2021 Highlight Reel
The highlight reels from the Cowes 2021 Race Weekend is now available. A few words from MCop Racing: "Well what a weekend, the Cowes 60th International Powerboat Weekend. As usual we Raced in Trinity harbour in support with the BPRC, CTC. O...
Wed 25th August 2021
Getting Ready For Cowes Weekend
This weekend, OMRA will racing off Trinity Landing in Cowes, Isle of Wight, alongside the main Cowes-Torquay-Cowes full size powerboat race. OMRA will have a small stand in the pits of the full size boats on the Saturday and then there will then be a...
Tue 27th July 2021
See the West Bay Highlight Reel
Despite the drone crashing in dramatic fashion after a motor failure, we still managed to get enough footage from West Bay to make a highlight reel. You can see the video below in the Youtube window. Starring: Mark Copley, Luke Copley, Richard Wea...
Mon 26th July 2021
First 10K Records Set at West Bay 2021
Congrats to the West Bay 10k winners and new record holders of the distance.
  • C - Class - Mark Copley - 11min 19sec
  • D - Class - Michael Ranger - 10min 21sec
  • E - Class - Richard Weatherley - 9min 19sec
Sadly ...
Fri 23rd July 2021
Getting Ready to Set the Record at West Bay
The West Bay 10k challenge race is this weekend 24th - 25th July. Entries are strong and here is an update of what to expect at the weekend. Pre Race
  • The course is being pre-set the day before with help from the OCRDA team. 2 m...
Mon 5th July 2021
Calshot Results
All the results for Calshot are live now. There was some seriously close racing in the E Class with only a couple of laps between the top drivers, plus a surprise win by Chris Colborne. Some video footage is now showing on the home page and they'll b...
Mon 21st June 2021
Southampton Boat Show - Confirmed
British Marine approached OMRA to appear at the Southampton Boat Show 2021 to do a full Championship race. The race is now confirmed for Sunday 19th September with OMRA hosting a feature race on a dedicated Pontoon as well as other activities around ...
Wed 2nd June 2021
OMRA at West Bay 29th May with OCRDA
Some of the OMRA Race kit was on display at West Bay last weekend along with some of the KD Racing boats alongside the the OCRDA full size powerboat race. We used the drone for the first time to see how well it performed. There was a lot in intere...
Mon 24th May 2021
Upcoming Drone Filming
A few of months ago, we were keen to start learning how to capture more video footage at races and creating race showreels. Drone footage usually looks great at races and as there are not many waterproof drones out there we looked at couple but found...
Sun 2nd May 2021
Folding Rescue Boat
So we have picked up the folding rescue boat now. AKD has bought it from a client who had one and has only been used a few times. These boats are very hard to get hold of now. It is made from a hardened plastic and 3.7m long. Seats 4 people and to...
Sun 25th April 2021
OMRA Baseball Caps
We have some OMRA Baseball Caps coming. They are embroidered and have 3 different colours available (black, navy, grey). They should be available for delivery from 5th May (maybe sooner), but you can pre-order them now on the OMRA shop. Very limit...
Sun 18th April 2021
Z-Class Dates Announced
A couple of dates have been announced for the Z-Class Series for 2021. The 25th July and the 15th August. Both these races will be at Elmbridge Model Boat Lake. Contact
Tue 13th April 2021
Morten Jorgensen RIP
It is with sad news we announce that long standing honorary OMRA member Morten Jorgensen has passed away from a long illness. Morten came from Danish origins and lived outside the UK. but remarkably made long journeys to OMRA UK races to support o...
Sun 11th April 2021
Update from EGM/AGM & Calshot First Race
So OMRA held an EGM/AGM today with numerous members in attendance online. A full minutes will be made available to members soon but here is a quick summary of what was decided and voted upon going into the 2021 season.
Sun 7th March 2021
OMRA AGM/EGM - 11th April 2021
Michael Ranger (OMRA Secretary) will be hosting an online Zoom call on 11th April 2021 for 2020 and 2021 members. Invites to members will be sent via email in early April. Members will need to download the Zoom App on whichever device they intend to ...
Mon 22nd February 2021
OMRA Insurance 2021
As the annual insurance for OMRA has been renewed for 2021, a new area of the account system has been created to let registered and paid members access certificates if they require them. If you are a fully paid member you can also download your Perso...
Wed 16th December 2020
Nick Adams - 24
It is with deep regret, that we have sadly lost a great OMRA member. Nick Adams (24) sadly past away last week from an illness during the past few months. Nick produced some of the greatest race boats in the X-Class with an almost un-matched perfo...
Fri 11th December 2020
OMRA Account Now Live
The OMRA Account system is now live. You can register, add boats, manage race entries and payments, and keep your profile details up-to-date. The system also creates a public race profile for drivers on the main website. In time this will show eve...
Thu 12th November 2020
OMRA Account Coming Very Soon
PKD has been working on the new OMRA Account system that was mentioned probably 2 years ago now, but has finally got around to doing it. It is about 60% complete now. It should be ready in 2-3 weeks he reckons. This system allows you to manage you...
Thu 29th October 2020
2021 Race Calendar (Updated)
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 races. See below for current 2021 dates. Most have now been confirmed with the ...
Mon 21st September 2020
Penzance Cancelled
Hi All, for those that do not know already, Penzance 2020 cannot go ahead. Justin had a meeting with the Harbour Master which which did not feel positive. All H+S and Covid policies were put forward however. The reason was a combination of the fact t...
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. They have a...
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 ...