Thirty years ago this month I was asked by fellow powerboat racing photographer, Brian Platt who back then ran Verwood Photographic Studios if I wanted to join him for a trip down to Monte Carlo.
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Chris Davies ARPS, has been photographing and writing about powerboat racing since 1987.
Nestling on the banks of the River Tejo proved to be an idyllic location to host the Grande Premio de Vila de Rodao Press Conference hosted by the Presidente da Camara Municipal de Vila Velha de Rodao, Luis Pereira and Paulo Ferreira, the Presidente da Federacao Portuguesa de Motonautica.
Earlier on this year the motorsport world lost the legendary figure of Sir Stirling Moss OBE, described by many of his rivals as "the greatest driver never to win the F1 World Championship".
Speaking with those who had gathered at the Easthampstead Park Crematorium it felt as if the powerboat racing community were paying their respect to his waterborne equivalent - Andy Elliott.
The funeral service for Andy Elliott, multiple circuit racing World Champion, will be held on Friday 18th September at 2pm in his home town of Bracknell, Berkshire, but due to the current Covid 19 Government restrictions, attendance is strictly limited.
Back in 1992 when I arrived in Chalon-sur-Soane at the UIM F1 Grand Prix of France, it suddenly dawned on me that making friends with as many drivers as quickly as possible would be the key to my success plus longevity as their official photographer.
With the vast majority of the planet currently struggling to get to grips with COVID-19 and how to stop the spread and eventually find a cure for COVID-19, it’s fair to say that what’s happening in the sporting world is not high on many people’s agendas right now.
Following his very successful outing in the Dillard Financial Solutions, Inc sponsored DAC at the last round of the UIM F2 World Championship, Stefan Hagin has now been signed up to race for the team in the 2020 NGK F1 Powerboat Championship Series. The German racer, who won the Tonsberg round of the UIM F2 World Championship back in August, said: I am extremely happy to get another chance to race with Dillard Financial Solutions Inc. Having Brandon Power prepare the DAC for the whole season will make us a team that people will suddenly pay a lot of attention to, especially after what we did together in Abu Dhabi last year. Steve Dillard commented on the news: We are so excited to announce that Stefan Hagin will be driving the #80 here in the United States. We will begin…
I was standing in the middle of the Salle De Presse at the 1990 Offshore Powerboat World Championships looking for a friendly face to enquire what exactly was happening.
Having had no luck with the local Monegasques, I spotted an English journalist trying to get any telephone he could lay his hands on to connect with the outside world:
"The trouble with these people is that they think the ‘press’ is something they put their trousers in before they head for a cocktail party!"
It was Ray Bulman.