//Guernsey Powerboat Association release dates for 2017 World Championships

Guernsey Powerboat Association release dates for 2017 World Championships

After scooping the World 3A and 3B World Championships and V24 Europeans for 2017, the Guernsey Powerboat Association (GPA) are pleased to announce that the UIM have upgraded the V24’s to World Championship status as long as the criteria is met with regards to the number of entrants and Nations represented.

With six of those boats being owned by UK and Guernsey racers, GPA Chairman Colin Clarke is optimistic that the targets will be met and Guernsey will go on to stage what will be the inaugural World Championships in this category.

Those World Championships together with the 3a & 3b World Championships will take place during the week commencing the 4th September 2017 with heats being staged on Thursday 7th, Saturday 9th & Sunday 10th.

Not content with resting on their laurels, the GPA have also approached the RYA to make representation to the UIM to be able to host an International Ordinary event for the exciting Z150 class, but that will remain unknown until later in the year.

An International event consisting four different classes certainly conjures up a mouth watering possibility for Guernsey, not seen since the days when the Class 1’s were in Town.

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Liberation Day Fireworks over Guernsey on Monday –

There will be Fireworks next year with 3 UIM World Championships

Photo: Daniellé Friend

Clarke and his Committee are relishing the thought of hosting such an event.

Colin Clarke
Colin is the current Chairman of the Guernsey Powerboat Association and has been involved in the sport for over 30 years.