Bohinc returns to Cowes with trusty Fossil!

Cowes-Torquay - 26 August 2009 -- Austrian powerboat ace, Hannes Bohinc, will be looking to become only the fourth man in history to win the coveted Cowes Torquay Cowes three times, when he sets off from the Isle of Wight on Saturday morning in the latest Fabio Buzzi designed RIB 39’.

Bohinc is currently challenging for the P1 World Championship title, lying second with just two races remaining but for this weekend, and this weekend only, his concentration is 100% on bringing his boat,, home safely in this demanding one-off 170 nautical mile race.

“This is a very special event in notoriously difficult waters that must always be treated with respect,” explains Bohinc, team owner and throttleman, “I had planned to race with my world championship partner, Giancarlo Cangiano, but his wife has just given birth to their first child. Cangiano feels like me about Cowes, it is the powerboating Mecca and we are passionate supporters of this race.”

Bohinc has reassembled the team that impressively won five stages outright on last year’s Round Britain race;

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fellow Austrian Max Holzfeind will drive and Britain’s Ed Williams-Hawkes navigate.

Williams-Hawkes, an Exmouth fisherman and Cowes Torquay veteran is looking to take hold of the Beaverbrook Trophy for a third time.  “I’m just tagging along to give the boys a guided tour of the panorama of our south coast shores,” says Williams-Hawkes. “I’ve competed so many times that Hannes believes the Jurassic Coast is named after me.”