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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…

Cowes Classic 2012 winners Ganjavian and Williams enter this year’s race

Vee Ganjavian and Gareth Williams have entered Microlink PC, an Ilmor powered,  Phantom USA – Will Smith hull. The 2012 Cowes Torquay Cowes winners averaged 68.08 mph during an exceptionally rough race. Southampton based Ganjavian, a successful entrepreneur and co-founder of Microlink PC Ltd  told me, We really would like to have a rough race this year, we can’t stay with the Marathon Class A boats due to their greater horsepower, but rougher seas will be a great leveller. Photo: Mike Powell

Scarborough prepares to host the Dale Power Solutions 2016 P1 Yorkshire Grand Prix of the Sea

Powerboat and jet ski racing returns to South Bay next week to open the P1 UK race season Following the success of the inaugural P1 race event in Scarborough in May last year, the world’s leading marine motorsport brand will again head to the North Yorkshire coast for the opening round of its UK season, with the event carrying the name of the P1 Yorkshire Grand Prix of the Sea. The double bill of P1 SuperStock powerboat racing and AquaX jet ski action will provide a weekend of free-to-watch sporting entertainment at South Bay on 14/15 May. Dale Power Solutions, the UK power protection and business continuity solutions company based in Scarborough, will again be on board as the title sponsor. Joining Dale Power Solutions as an event sponsor will be another Yorkshire-based company, Dalby Offshore, a leading operator in…

Bank Holiday Battle on the Broads

Last weekend (1st & 2nd May) British competitors from the length and breadth of Britain headed to Oulton broad for the first Grand Prix of the 2016 Powerboat GP RYA British Championships as they competed in the Lowestoft GP for an action packed weekend. Local racer Thomas Mantripp got his season off to the best possible start in the junior GT15 class proving to the rest of the fleet that he was once more going to be a formidable adversary taking a clean sweep of heat wins. Pushing him every step of the way was Harvey Smith who secured pole position for the weekend and the Lowestoft GP second place a head of Jonathan Brewer who was chasing down his wake every inch of the course but was forced to settle for third. Some fantastic racing from all of our…

Jelf Racing off to a flying start

The Kent based Powerboat Racing Team of Jelf Racing kicked the 2016 Powerboat GP British RYA Championship off to a flying start with the father and son duo of Colin and Ben Jelf taking the lead in two of the five championship classes. Ben Jelf (15) took a well earned break from studying for his GCSEs this weekend to launch his campaign in search of his 12th British Championship crown. Competing in both the GT30 class and the F4 catamaran class Ben was going to busy all weekend competing and pit crewing for father Colin and team mates Jonathan Brewer and George Elmore. The reigning British GT30 Champion got his campaign off to a strong start securing pole position in qualifying the youngster was determined to hold his lead into the first heat. Ben got the best start in the…

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