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  • Peters & May Racing Set to Continue its Support For Grassroots Racing
  • Germans join UIM World F1h2o fleet
  • P1 Scottish Grand Prix of the Sea clinches sponsorship deal with Calmac
  • Pertemps and Scarborough Borough Council Crowned Winners of the Inaugural RYA Powerboat Racing Industry Partner Awards
  • Unfortunate clash of prestigious UIM dates

Peters & May Racing Set to Continue its Support For Grassroots Racing

Sponsored Message Peters & May Racing – Bespoke Motorsport Logistics, has underlined its support for grassroots powerboat racing with the announcement of two more sponsorships in 2016. These sponsorships will see the company supporting stars of the future on both sides of the Atlantic.Sponsored Message At just 15 years of age, the UK’s Ben Jelf already has a formidable racing career with an impressive list of achievements under his belt….


Germans join UIM World F1h2o fleet

Fabian Kalsow was the last German driver to adorn the UIM World F1h2o championship line-up five years ago, this year will see two German’s in the pack. Let’s start with the shortest of the pair, the diminutive Mike Szymura, he has signed up with the EMIC team to race alongside Marit Strømøy.Sponsored Message Szymura who has dominated the F4-S series, will replace Christophe Larigot who has joined F1 GC Atlantic Team…

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P1 Scottish Grand Prix of the Sea clinches sponsorship deal with Calmac

Powerboat P1, the world’s biggest marine motorsport brand, has announced that Caledonian MacBrayne (CalMac) will be a leading sponsor of the inaugural P1 Scottish Grand Prix of the Sea in June. The UK’s largest ferry network operator and one of the largest companies headquartered in Scotland, Caledonian MacBrayne will support the two-day marine motorsport event in Greenock which will see powerboats and jet skis racing on the Clyde as part…

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Pertemps and Scarborough Borough Council Crowned Winners of the Inaugural RYA Powerboat Racing Industry Partner Awards

Following the creation of a new awards programme at the end of last year, to recognise the contribution of industry partners to the sport, the RYA Powerboat Racing Department has announced that Pertemps Network and Scarborough Borough Council have been selected as the 2015 season winners. In the category of ‘leading sponsorship of a powerboat racing team’, P1 Superstock racer, Daisy Coleman nominated sponsors Pertemps. Alongside stiff competition, Daisy’s heartfelt…


Unfortunate clash of prestigious UIM dates

Powerboat racing almost goes into sleep mode from mid-December until March in the Northern Hemisphere, when it finaly kicks off this year, 2 events are scheduled to take place within hours of each other. The opening round of the 2016 UIM World F1h2o championship will be held in Dubai on the 4th of March, while the prestigious UIM Awards Giving Ceremony and Gala dinner is staged in Monaco on the…

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7 venues lined up for the XCAT calendar

Fresh, new venues and exciting locations are on the cards for this year’s UIM XCAT World Powerboat Series with the 2016 calendar announced today. The stunning glacial Lake Lugano will play host to one of the seven rounds in the season ahead while XCAT action will also visit two Asian venues in the coming year. The XCAT World Series truly is a spectacle of speed, with teams of two taking…


Daisy is gunning for 2016 Powerboat P1 honours

Daisy Coleman, formerly Lance Bombardier Coleman, Royal Artillery – British Army, was discharged after being diagnosed with suspected Ankylosing Spondylitis (AS). With this diagnosis, Daisy had to give up her life long passion of horse riding, although after extensive rehabilitation, exercise and support, she has recovered well enough to tackle a new sporting challenge. Daisy was introduced to water sports and powerboat racing in 2012 by Mission Motorsport and has…


Dubai to host F1h20 season opener

The long overdue calendar for the 2016 UIM F1h2o World Powerboat Championship has been released today, surprisingly, Dubai is slated as the first hosting venue, March 2nd to 4th. I say surprisingly, because I believe it’s the first time the city has hosted a circuit race, (Let me me know, comments on Facebook or email me). Where the race will be staged exactly, is not clear at the moment, unlike Abu…


AFJSA releases 2016 Australian V8 Superboats calendar

The Australian Formula Jet Sprint Association [AFJSA] have just unveiled their competition calendar for the 2016 season, a season that has stretched to eight events, and whilst both Temora and Cabarita will feature strongly, so too will an old favourite. “The AFJSA has always strived to improve over the years, and 2016 is no different,” Ted Sygidus, the recently re-elected President of the AFJSA explained. “We’ve looked at the calendar,…


Australia’s best head to NZ for Jetsprint World Titles

Some of Australia’s best V8 Superboat drivers will ‘travel across the ditch’ to New Zealand for the 2016 UIM World Jetsprint Championships this weekend for the first of two rounds back-to-back at the popular Meremere and Bay Park venues. Forty-five drivers from Australia, New Zealand, Canada and the USA have entered the two UIM-sanctioned classes – Unlimited Superboat and International Group A (400 Class). Three-time Australian champion and recently crowned…


Anger mounts as RYA continue to charge high prices for Powerboat Racing Licences

The RYA published their ‘Review of UK Powerboat Racing’ <Here> late last year, with its ‘in-depth review of its governance of Powerboat Racing in the UK’. When the document was published, it was apparent that the RYA were happy to continue in their role of, ‘governance of Powerboat Racing in the UK’, but hand over the onerous duties of  insuring competitors, officials and events to their affiliated clubs (race event organisers)…

Launch of the GEICO sponsorship of P1 in the USA

P1 All Set To Go With GEICO

GEICO will make a bigger splash in race waters this year when the 2016 season series begins in April. Along with its World Champion Miss GEICO racing team, GEICO will also sponsor both a P1 SuperStock race boat and an AquaX racer in 2016. The GEICO-branded P1 Panther race boat, driven by World P1 Champion racer, Craig Wilson, will make its first appearance in Tavares, Fla., in April. Seasoned rider…