//P1 SuperStock Celebrates 2017 UK Champions

P1 SuperStock Celebrates 2017 UK Champions

Mercedes-Benz World, on the famous Brooklands site in Weybridge, was the venue on Saturday evening for the Powerboat P1 annual awards dinner, with more than 150 racers, sponsors, partners and suppliers in attendance.

After race events in Scandinavia, Scotland and Wales, it was Sam and Daisy Coleman in the Pertemps Network boat (pictured) who were crowned P1 SuperStock UK champions for the second successive year.

Finishing just five points behind the Welsh brother and sister pairing was the Milford Waterfront team of Andrew Foster and Charles Morris, with Neil and Jason Jackson in third place for Experience Kissimmee.

The Rookie of the Year award went to father and daughter Dave and Ashleigh Finlayson from Scotland in the Spirit of Inverclyde boat.

Speaking after the awards presentations, P1 managing director Robert Wicks said:

New television broadcast agreements, significant growth in social media, innovative marketing activity and hugely competitive racing made for a memorable season.
Bumper crowds at our race events in Denmark and Scotland demonstrated powerboat racing’s unique appeal and its ability to attract significant audiences.

Roy Mantle

Roy Mantle has more than 25 years experience in sales, marketing, PR, sponsorship, events and sports management both in-house with blue-chip companies and as a consultant.

He founded and ran two successful sports marketing agencies in the 1980s before becoming head of PR & sponsorship for Guinness in 1992, where he first became interested in environmental issues.

He negotiated and helped to plan the activation programme for the Guinness sponsorship of the 1999 Rugby World Cup and managed the Guinness sponsorship of London Irish for nearly a decade.

He has worked on projects for the Department of Education since 2002, handled the Guinness sponsorship at Cheltenham Racecourse for more than 15 years and is currently Company Secretary & In-House PR for Powerboat P1.