Powerboat P1 has announced that it is reviving an historic ocean event, The Gateway Marathon, that will see boats make a two-way crossing of the Straits of Florida from West Palm Beach to Freeport in the Bahamas.
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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.
The world’s leading marine motorsport brand has unveiled an extensive 2019 race programme that will see the international promoter stage more than 20 events on three continents from April through to November.
The upgrading of the P1 Panther powerboat, which is at the heart of the P1 SuperStock one-design race series, is in full swing and the focus this month will be on carrying out an extensive and rigorous testing programme both in lake conditions in Florida and on the challenging waters of the Atlantic.
Following the joint announcement at the end of October by Powerboat P1 and OPA Racing that they were to partner to create the American Power Boat Association Offshore Championship in 2019, the two promoters have released details of four of the race sites in the six-venue series.
A party of seven riders from across China will join around eighty other competitors from 12 different countries for the final race event of the P1 AquaX season.
The countdown is underway to this weekend’s final P1 AquaX race event of the season when almost 100 personal watercraft riders will take to the water close to the B Ocean Resort at Fort Lauderdale Beach.
A year after so nearly breaking the world speed record for the P1 SuperStock 250 class, Andy Foster and Charles Morris returned to Lake Coniston this week and today set a new record of 68.15 mph.
The annual pilgrimage to the Lake District by powerboat racers from all disciplines of the sport is underway, and amongst them is the P1 SuperStock crew of Andy Foster and Charles Morris who last year came so close to setting a new world record.