Welcome to Irish Offshore Powerboat Racing

So You're Interested In Powerboat Racing?


Welcome to the homepage of Irish Offshore Powerboat Racing ...

We are here to promote, encourage and co-ordinate the sport of Offshore Powerboat Racing in Ireland. Dedicated to supporting non- commercial enthusiast classes where our members enjoy their sport to the full in a sporting, challenging and safe environment.

Where are we now?

In recent times we have seen the sport grow with Irish competitors take to the water in various classes. Our members have raced nationally and internationally in Offshore Circuit Racing, P1 Superstock, V24, Zapcat, 3B and Prestigious endurance events such as Round Britain, whilst at home we have seen P1 Superstock in Galway, Around Ireland Powerboat race, Club Offshore Circuit Racing and of course we have seen the Round Ireland Powerboat record broken on a number of occasions. All these classes and challenges have sporting rules that are governed internationally by the UIM and nationally by the ISA. Our role as the sports Class Association is to work closely with these governing bodies as well as interested clubs and organisations to ensure the future of the sport.

What’s ahead?

Over the coming months and years, we will be promoting, encouraging and co-ordinating the sport of Offshore Powerboat Racing in its various classes. You will see Offshore Circuit racing, 3A/3B racing, Endurance Racing, Rib racing, Historic rallies, Poker Runs and of course Round Ireland Record Attempts. Our members will compete here and abroad. To achieve and to have the sport grow to sustainable levels, we need you to get involved whether you are a boater or not, young or old. Once you are interested in Offshore Powerboating why not become a member we can assure you it will be great fun.  If you don’t want to compete, don’t worry like all sports we need as many helpers as possible. We are always looking for support boats, divers, time-keepers, photographers, videographers and general helpers in the pits to set up and take down. Go on give us a call, you won’t regret it.



The Irish Offshore Powerboat Racing Class Association is affiliated to the ISA (Irish Sailing Association), the governing body for boat racing in Ireland.