As we announced on Monday, the Asia Powerboat Association (APA) will be organising their next event in Singapore.
It will be held over the weekend of December 5-8, and will be based at East Coast Park, where some 7 million locals and tourists flock to for the variety of sporting, entertainment and dining attractions.
Today, in the West Country of England, Miles Jennings and Dave Sheldon were testing the Tohatsu powered John Guille designed single-seater production T750 Shakespeare hull that is similar to the boats that will be raced in Singapore.
Jennings, who has just got back from Florida after racing Miss Geico in Class One USA last Saturday, had suggested certain modifications to the hull set-up after finishing second in the Macau event back in May.
Dave Sheldon had similar thoughts and reported after his time on the water today:
The testing went well and the boat is now far better balanced.
Miles and I shared the test session and we tried out some different props which were surprisingly good.
Both Jennings and Sheldon have signed up to race in Singapore, there are a few slots still available, email firstname.lastname@example.org for the information pack and prices.
December 5th – Racers to arrive in Singapore / Welcome Reception
December 6th – Testing and Qualifying
December 7th – Race 1, Race 2 and Race 3
December 8th – Race 4, Race 5, Final and Awards Gala Dinner
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.