Included in the AquaX World Championship schedule was a Pro Sprint class for the first time, and English rider Simon Gill broke the American stranglehold on the event by taking top spot on the podium.
With his family from Bristol, UK alongside him at the end of racing, Gill said:
This is everything I hoped for and much, much more.
The popular Floridian rider Johnny Smith took second place with UK rider Mollie Fearn in third.
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.