The Royal Yachting Association (RYA) have today announced a revised British National Championship calendar for their Circuit Racing series.
From a bulletin published on their website:
Please be advised that following several club cancellations of Circuit British Championship Rounds, the PBRC have authorised the re-allocation of the event dates to ensure that competitors have plenty of opportunity to compete for their respective British National Championship titles as well as support other events such as Club Racing or testing.
This is an extremely unusual situation but following consultation with the valid – pre entered class competitors that pledged entry for the whole season, we are confident that the 2018 calendar now offers something for everyone.
The new calendar takes into account that both the Lowestoft & Oulton Broad Motor Boat Club (L&OBMBC) and the Lancashire Powerboat Racing Club (LPRC) have recently cancelled their National Championship events.
The L&OBMBC gave this as a reason on their Facebook page recently:
Due to a lack of pre-entries and escalating cost of ambulances and associated costs.
There was no mention of the UK Circuit promoter, Powerboat GP in today’s bulletin, although Stewartby Powerboat Club was thanked for ‘facilitating the championship rounds’.
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.