Following on from the success of last year, ThunderCat Racing is set to return to Portsmouth this weekend.
Crews will be competing for Rounds 7 and 8 of the 2016 Microlink ThunderCat Racing Championship.
Microlink – Ahmad Tea have a narrow points lead over #61 Multispark Racing in the Team Championship, but the return of #33 Multispark this weekend, after missing the Liverpool event could put a ‘cat amongst the pigeons’.
A healthy fleet of 21 ThunderCats will commence racing on both Saturday and Sunday at 12.00 pm.
The racing will take place just off the Southsea coast next to Castle Field, which itself will come alive with a ThunderCat race village organised by the event sponsor Team Britannia, who have teamed up with some of the city’s best-known companies to provide a free, fun, family weekend.
Portsmouth’s Alan Priddy heads up Team Britannia, a multi-million pound British bid to design and build the fastest and most fuel-efficient wave-slicing powerboat to circumnavigate the globe in record time.
It’s great to back a local event, not only will there be the best of the best sportsmen battling on the water, there will be something for all the family, children’s rides, local bands, a Motorbike stunt show and Classic Cars.
Microlink PC UK Ltd, the ThunderCat Championship sponsor are world leaders in assessment, technology and support for learning difficulties, disabilities and mental health, providing services to the largest employers in the UK.
Vee Ganjavian Microlink co-founder told us,
It’s great to be involved with this sport, it’s tough and inclusive at the same time. We have former soldiers racing that lost limbs in combat, an all lady team and some super athletes amongst the expected 24 teams. We will be showcasing some of our tools and services available, that enable employees to overcome physical and mental barriers that really impact their working life.
Photo: Mike Powell
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.