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06 Oct 2017
Season finale set for Rother Valley

In a season that has spanned over 7 months with teams travelling to five Grand Prix weekends the 2017 Powerboat GP RYA British Championship comes to a close this weekend (7/8 October) as teams head to the WNT Grand Prix at Rother Valley, Sheffield.

Over fifty racers have battled throughout the season in the bid to claim one of the 5 British championship crowns up for grabs. The racing throughout the season has been fast and frantic producing some of the closest racing in the...

14 Aug 2017
George grabs British Gold Medal

The Jelf Racing team last weekend (5/6 August) travelled to Stewartby, Bedford for the 2017 Powerboat GP RYA British Sprint Championships in a bid to fight for 5 British championship titles. The Kent based powerboat racing team made the journey to battle it out at a stand alone event that would see seven British Powerboat racing champions crowned over the course of the weekends action.

First in action for the Jelf racing team was 12 year old George Elmore of Chatham who has been on...

09 Jul 2017
Soodla steals the show

Last weekend (1/2 July) saw 10 competitors from Great Britain, Poland and Estonia head to Stewartby, Bedford for the UIM GT30 European Championships. Competitors would compete over the weekend first battling for pole position during qualifying and then competing in four heats of racing with the best three heats to count.

Quickly getting down to business was Britain’s Thomas Mantripp who on his third lap of qualifying set the fastest lap time with a 1min 06second qualifying time...

17 Jun 2017
Welsh sponsors back P1 Welsh Grand Prix of the Sea

Global powerboat championships, the P1 Grand Prix of the Sea, which is heading to Milford Waterfront next month has attracted high profile sponsors from across Wales.

Thousands of spectators are expected to descend on Milford Haven on Saturday 15th and Sunday 16th July to watch the world’s top powerboat racing teams go head to head in the Welsh Grand Prix of the Sea. The two competing Pembrokeshire teams performed well in the first leg of the P1 Superstock Championships in Denmark...

01 Jun 2017
Powerboat Battle on the broads!

The 2017 Powerboat GP RYA British Powerboat championships headed to Oulton Broad over the bank holiday for an action packed weekend as competitors battled for the Lowestoft Grand Prix title. Six championship classes lined up at the start of the weekend to compete through qualifying and then three heats to see he would reign victorious.

First in action over the weekend were the F4 catamarans. Following a clean sweep of heat wins on home water for Ben Morse at the Lancashire Grand Prix...

25 May 2017
British powerboat championship takes battle to the broads

This bank holiday weekend (28/29 May) the 2017 Powerboat GP RYA Championships head to Oulton Broad for the second round of the 2017 championship campaign culminating in 6 champions claiming the Lowestoft GP crown.

Champions will travel the length and breadth of Britain for the all important championship points. Six individuals threw down the gauntlet at the opening round of the championship in Lancashire earlier this month and they will all be looking to hold on to their championship...

01 May 2017
2017 Powerboat GP Championship sees successful launch at Lancashire

Competitors from all over the UK descended on Carr Mill Dam, St Helens this weekend (29/30 April) for the opening round of the 2017 Powerboat GP Championship the Lancashire Grand Prix. Six championship classes were in action throughout the weekend bringing fast and furious action to the dam.

First up in action were the junior racers in the GT15 class and the crown was there for the claiming. A promising fleet of young racers all looking to lay claim to the Lancashire Grand Prix crown...

28 Apr 2017
Jelf Racing launch into 2017 with new sponsor FibreTech UK

Kent based powerboat team Jelf Racing head to Lancashire this weekend (29/30 April) for the opening round of the 2017 Powerboat GP RYA British Championship and will launch into the new season with new sponsors FibreTech UK Ltd. 

FibreTech UK Ltd is a service provider to the UK’s Telecoms Transmission & Media Sector. Formed in 2008 with a core of experienced network engineers, FibreTech UK consistently deliver stability and engineering professionalism, throughout London, the...

12 Feb 2017
Powerboat championship to be held in Milford Haven, Pembrokeshire, in 2017

Milford Haven will host the Welsh Grand Prix for the adrenalin fuelled Powerboat P1 National Championships. Centred around the new Milford Waterfront development, this will be the only venue in Wales to welcome the powerboat racers in 2017.

Held between the 14th and 16th July 2017, it’s expected to be an action packed weekend that will complement Pembrokeshire’s established reputation as a host of world-class events, which includes Ironman and Red Bull Cliff Diving. The racers will...

06 Feb 2017
Celebrating powerboat racing success at RYA Gala Awards Ceremony

On Saturday, 4 February, some 250 racers, supporters, friends and family, converged on the Novotel, Southampton to celebrate the success of British Powerboat Racing across the sport’s many disciplines at the RYA Powerboat Racing awards ceremony 2016.

A staggering 33 awards were presented to the crème-de-la-crème of powerboat racers who last year clinched a whole host of British, European, World and Speed records across the sport’s many classes.

A highlight in the powerboat...

01 Nov 2016
Maidstone Powerboat Racer makes his mark at Coniston Records Week

Maidstone Powerboat Racer Ben Jelf (16), this week made a 350 mile journey to compete at the 46th Annual Powerboat Records week at Coniston waters. The week long competition sees Powerboat racers from all disciplines of the sport gather in search of World and British speed records.

Ben Jelf and team made the journey in search of 5 World & British Records and at the end of day two has already achieved 2 World Records, 4 British Records and is still searching for more.

Ben’s...

25 Oct 2016
Milford Waterfront sponsors Coleman Racing Powerboat team

Two offshore powerboat champions from Saundersfoot have secured sponsorship from the Port of Milford Haven’s £70 million regeneration scheme ‘Milford Waterfront’.

Brother and sister Daisy and Sam Coleman claimed the P1 Superstock National Championship title in Bournemouth last month and were the first team in the series’ history to podium at every event.

The achievement has been widely acknowledged due to the fact that neither came from a boating background and Daisy, the co-...