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Slayer warms up for the Worlds

Guernsey Powerboat Association Stanley Gibbons Investment 2016 race series Event 2 – Races 3 & 4 With a stiff westerly force 4 blowing in the Little Russel, the all black ‘Slayer’ driven by Paul Etasse and Chris Stonebridge left the competition in their wake during Saturday’s race 3 as they roared ahead of most of the fleet at the start to put in a faultless display in Club class 3 and win convincingly from The Governor (Gareth & Matt Keast) and Dirty Deeds (Mark Terry/Sue Cosgrave). Having traveled once again from Jersey, Scott Walker unfortunately retired after nine laps having snapped his saddle which was a shame as he had been holding his own in his 18 foot Phantom in some testing conditions which were getting worse as the race continued. The Slayer boys were mindful not to damage their…

Guernsey is set for Rounds 3 and 4

At Tuesday evening’s signing on, 14 raceboats entered for this weekend’s Stanley Gibbons Investment 2016 race series with both Saturday and Sunday’s races taking place over the exciting North Beach course. Paul Etasse and Chris Stonebridge in the all new Slayer rig will be praying for calm seas throughout the weekend not only to put in a good performance, but to ensure no damage is sustained ahead of their departure next Monday to Norway where they will represent the Island at the UIM World 3A Powerboat Championships. Hoping to put pressure on Slayer will be ‘The Governor’ , the fluorescent yellow ‘Dirty Deeds’ and Scott Walker from Jersey in his 18 foot Phantom. The growing Z150 class will see four entries this time out with Sark’s Patrick Dewe hoping to take more points in ‘Dewpacabra’ although Bill Gladstone and Ryan Woodhouse…

Guernsey 2016 Stanley Gibbons Investment Powerboat race series

This weekend will see the opening rounds of the Guernsey 2016 Stanley Gibbons Investment Powerboat race series. With 7mph winds forecasted for the Saturday race, some top speeds are sure to be recorded as the local racers flex their muscles over the exciting Havelet Bay course which will be organised by the Guernsey Powerboat Association (GPA). Last year’s club class 3 winners, Gareth Keast and Sue Cosgrave have parted company this term, in a friendly way I might add and will be competing against each other. Gareth has teamed up with his brother Matt having ditched their successful Backdraft for Olly Duquemin’s super fast Phantom 19, renamed The Guvernor, whilst Sue, who will continue to navigate, teams up with a newcomer to the sport, Mark Terry, in a newly purchased Backdraft, ‘Dirty Deeds’. There will be no missing this boat which sports the…

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