Guernsey2017 is a Go

Powerboat Racing World  received a press release from the Guernsey Powerboat Association (GPA) today.

A May Day date was set by the GPA for competitors to enter their UIM International Championships and for the organisers to gauge interest in the Event.

From the GPA;

Following the 1st May deadline that was set in partnership with the RYA, we are pleased to confirm that the UIM Class 3 A and B World Championships will take place in September 2017 in Guernsey as planned.

The UIM Class 3A category already has 2016 World Champion Jack Bobin entered and ready to defend his title against teams from Norway, Sweden, Britain and the Channel Islands.

The GPA note in their release;

We require a few more Class 3B entries in order to secure the official UIM World status.

Currently, Thomas and Annika Wrenkler from Sweden are the sole International entry.

However the organisers are optimistic that once Scandinavia thaws out from a long winter, more ‘Cats and Bats’ will sign up for the Event in scheduled for September.

Guernsey2017 

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John Moore
John raced Offshore Class 3 in the 80’s & 90’s.
He served as the Cowes Torquay Cowes Event Director for 4 years, including running the 50 th Anniversary Event in 2010.
He is the Editor of powerboatracingworld.com