Powerboat P1’s premier racing series, Superstock UK and its supporting jet ski championship AquaX arrive in Civic Piazza outside the Guildhall in the city centre with a stunning display featuring the Panther 28SS powerboat and racing jet skis. The Heart Angels will be there providing fun for all the family, with face painting for kids and, of course, music from the city’s favourite station.
There is a fabulous competition with the chance to win a private, behind-the-scenes tour of the National Marine Aquarium plus the opportunity to watch the racing from Powerboat P1’s VIP boat. Simply guess the correct number of Barracudas featured on the P1 SuperStock model race boat on display at the National Marine Aquarium in Coxside and enter the draw for the chance to win the amazing prize package! The competition leaflet also carries a 10% discount for entry to the Aquarium.
“Heart is all about excitement, so teaming up with Powerboat P1 and its awesome free-to-watch Grand Prix of the Sea race weekend is natural for the station”, said Programme Controller Richard Spencer. “We’ll also be running our own competition for listeners to win VIP hospitality at the event.”
The Plymouth Grand Prix of the Sea has been brought back to the city this year by the City Council to provide entertainment for spectators during the build up to the Olympic Torch Relay on Saturday, 19th May. “People will be able to arrive in the city early and enjoy the races in the Sound and then be in the right place to see the emotional arrival of the Olympic flame into Plymouth”, added Head of City Marketing Matt Cross.
SuperStock UK is Britain’s premier powerboat racing category, featuring competitive racing in sight of the shoreline. There are two classes of racing, the P1 150 boats and more powerful Panther 28SS craft, driven by Britain’s top racers.
The powerboat races are supported by the amazing AquaX series for jet skis and with over 20 personal watercraft on the start line expect to see some outstanding action. The series features local rider Tim Cope taking on the best riders from the UK, including reigning champion Russell Marmon (Christchurch).
Provisional timetable for the Plymouth Grand Prix of the Sea:
12:30-13:00 AQUAX QUALIFYING
13:30-15:00 SUPERSTOCK MATCH RACING
15:15-16:00 AQUAX RACE 01
16:00-16:45 SUPERSTOCK RACE 01
16:30-18:00 TORCH RELAY PARADE
12:00-12:45 SUPERSTOCK RACE 02
13:15-14:00 AQUAX RACE 02
14:30-15:15 SUPERSTOCK RACE 03
PRIZE GIVING FOLLOWS FINAL RACE