by Bob Maxwell
The 2008 Round Britain Offshore Powerboat Race, billed as 'The Greatest Offshore Powerboat Race of the 21st Century’, is set to start in Portsmouth later today.
One of the Round Britain favourites Wettpunkt
The 48 participating boats in the 2008 Round Britain U.I.M. powerboat race are divided into eight classes and there will be staggered starts.
The race will start at 9.30am and boats will race into 10 locations over the 10-day race period before returning to Portsmouth.
Round Britain Silver line launch
Round britain Course