Kiwi offshore fans will have to wait until 2021 if they plan to head to Key West, Florida for the world offshore championship.
Race World Offshore, the organisers of the event, have announced that due to the Covid-19 pandemic they have cancelled the 2020 Race World Offshore Key West Championships. A spokesman said they have been closely monitoring the situation and after much consideration, have decided that this is what’s best for the offshore racing community.
Race World made the decision to cancel the event as a precaution to protect the teams, fans, and city of Key West.
Plus, due to travel restrictions most of the overseas team and fans would have been unable to attend. This included current US1 title holder, Wayne Valder, who had already seen the 2020 US Championship season cancelled, add will now have to wait until next year to defend his title and another crack at taking out the world championship at Key West.
Wayne said that he is disappointed at not being able to get back to defend not only his US1 title but also have another go at winning the world championship series.
Chris Hanley, throttleman for the Broadco Superboat team will be another Kiwi that will have to wait until next year to be back on the racing circuit.
Be sure to mark your calendars for the 2021 Offshore World Championship in Key West which will take place November 7-14, 2021.