Amaury Jousseaume was in Saudi Arabia at the end of March competing as one of the 8 boats in the World Offshore Class3-225 Championship.
It was the first time ever he had sat and throttled the Class 3 hull with Jérôme Brarda who currently races a 42-foot Supercat in the US.
The French driver had to wait 3 days until daily storms finally subsided for the Championship to finally get underway.
Starting in last place on the grid, Jousseaume throttled the boat to a UIM Bronze Medal.
Switching from Offshore to Circuit, Jousseaume is experiencing déjà vu in Portimão as he looks forward to eventually putting his Maverick F1 Moore hull in the water for the first time.
Jousseaum told Powerboat Racing World today;
I only knew I would be racing for Maverick F1 2 weeks ago when Cedric Deguisne asked me to join the team.
I had only planned to race in Rouen with the Navikaart Team this year where even though I have enjoyed great success, I actually dislike racing and waiting around on and off for 24 hours, it’s the adrenaline rush that keeps me going.
It appears that waiting pays off for the talented French driver.
Photo: Chris Davies
John raced Offshore UIM Class 3 in the 1980’s & 1990’s.
He served as the Cowes Torquay Cowes Event Director for 4 years, including running the 50 th Anniversary Event in 2010.
He has recently organised 4 British Offshore races under UKOPRA sanction.
He is the Editor of Powerboat Racing World.