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Powerboat P1 USA returns to Kissimmee / St. Cloud

Powerboat P1 returns to Kissimmee/St. Cloud’s East Lake Tohopekaliga on Saturday, May 21, from 11 am – 4 pm featuring the AquaX Amateur Enduro Florida Championship and Superstock boat races. The event is free to the public serving up a day of fast, furious, and exhilarating action on the water featuring 8 Panther race boats and more than 40 AquaX (personal watercraft) competitors. Azam Rangoonwala, Director of Powerboat P1 USA explains, Anyone who believes in the saying that ‘it’s not the winning, it’s participating that counts,’ would be advised to steer clear of St. Cloud,” explains Azam Rangoonwala, Director of Powerboat P1 USA. John Poole Director of Sports Marketing and Development at the Kissimmee Sports Commission, Kissimmee is proud to partner with and welcome back Powerboat P1, as well all the racing professionals competing in this high-profile event. Kissimmee Sports…

Adam Younger Design plans AquaVITE 22 for 2017

Adam Younger started racing before many of the current licence holders were born and he has been designing racing and commercial craft for many years. With the recent upswing in popularity with the UIM 3A Class, Younger has decided to offer an option to competitors for the 2017 season. Loosely based on his UIM 3C European Championship winning mono hull and featuring updates and a race deck, Younger has lightly ‘pencilled in’ the AquaVITE 22. Younger told me, The concept is for a narrow beam, very efficient, no nonsense race boat. Very minimal – but stylish and very competitive – especially for UK waters. This is a non-stepped design – but does have some unique spray rail and hull features that all add to the overall speed and handling. Build will be in two lay-up specs, light and lighter! The…

Fistral Beach – ThunderCat ‘King of the Surf’

Competitors make the journey West this weekend to compete in their first ‘Surf Event’ of the season at Fistral Beach in Cornwall, for rounds 3 & 4 of the 2016 Microlink ThunderCat Racing Championship. Last year the Event was one of the roughest in memory, as just 5 boats survived to compete in the Sunday afternoon Final, this year the surf is predicted to be slightly kinder. That should be welcome news for ‘Galaxy Girl’ team member, Ria Pandey, who will be making her ThunderCat Racing debut with Jo Foxx. Ria recently joined the British Army – Royal Signals Reserve, has rowed for the Thames Rowing Club, completed Half Marathons ‘barefoot’, ran a full Marathon, tackled a 100 mile ‘London Prudential’ bike ride and has signed on for an Ultra Marathon this October. Mark Lloyd will be travelling to the…

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…

DRYU® Waterproof Bags announce Powerboat Racing Partnership deals

DRYU®, a new company based in Bournemouth, are now supplying high performance waterproof, sand, snow and dirt proof protection dry bags in a range of sizes and stand-out colours. The man behind the company, Jamie Street, had originally planned to target the festival, beach, surfing and sailing markets, but in the last month has signed partnership deals with ThunderCat Racing, the P1 Superstock team – Coleman Racing and powerboatracingworld.com Street told me, I am very excited with my new partnerships in the sport of powerboat racing, ThunderCat Racing is the perfect environment to show how my products perform in an aggressive environment, Sam and Daisy Coleman will personify our brand in Powerboat P1 while powerboatracingworld.com is a perfect online platform to promote our products to racers across the World. I’ve seen the DRYU® products at the recent Bournemouth ThunderCat Race…

Will Scott and Young make sweet music at Scarborough?

Poole powerboat instructor Arran Scott will this weekend head to Scarborough for the opening round of the P1 SuperStock Powerboat Championship. Scott has been racing boats for several years and heading into his third year in the Powerboat P1 SuperStock Championship is looking to get the season off to a flying start. The 2016 season will see Scott compete in the number 99 P1 SuperStock Panther sponsored by Arthur J Gallagher one of the world’s largest insurance brokerage and risk management companies. Arran’s Co-pilot for the opening round at Scarborough will be Music Producer Chris Young. Young is a gold disk awarded pianist, songwriter, producer and vocal producer based out of Chestnut Studios in London. Throughout his career Young has worked with some of the biggest names in the industry including Kylie, Nervo, Ministry of Sound, The Wanted, Lionel Richie, Jason Derulo and Rod…

Swedish Offshore Racing – The Season ahead

As the ice slowly melts up here in the north, powerboat racers slowly come out of their “boating coma” that hits us during the cold winter. This year, we have a particular exciting year ahead of us with news all around. I´m here to guide you through some of the news and gossip. As well as the international classes we have our “own” national ones. We have a lot of them but the most popular ones are V-150 and V-300 and UL. V-150 and V-300 are mono hull classes with 150 to 300 hp engines. UL is a V8 class close to the American SVL class. Together with Thundercat and Runabout we have around 60-100 participants on a race weekend. Thundercat and Runabout have had steady increase in participants over the last few years and it looks like that will…

Brother and Sister team up for P1 Superstock challenge

Daisy Coleman has teamed up with her brother Sam for a challenge on the P1 Superstock 2016 Championship. Daisy, from Saundersfoot in Wales, has been racing in the series since 2012, her first race being a ‘baptism of fire’ in the Cowes Poole Cowes. Sam having been the ‘Team Manager’ for the last 3 years, raced in a couple of P1 events last season and is now ready to tackle 2016 head on with his sister. Both of the crew have been race trained by Neil Holmes, a 7 time Offshore World Champion. 29 year old Daisy, had her first lesson from Holmes after she was discharged from the Army following an injury in Afghanistan and has been racing as co-driver to John Wilson. John has retired now and so my brother, Sam, is going to be replacing him in…

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