Latest round is as dramatic as ever

As expected, the latest round of the Zapcats National Championship provided some spectacular moments, not least when this one turned turtle in the thick of the racing, off Southsea this last weekend.

Spectators were treated to some competitive racing among the drama, with father and son team Gregory and Keiron Richardson again dominating the racing in increasingly choppy conditions. Catching a wave awkwardly on the first lap of the Division One final, however, they overturned and had to watch last season’s Rookies of the Year, Mick Pritchard and Baz Minns, power ahead to take Round Three and the all-important Championship points.

In a separate incident, Rookie Lee Bryant was piloting Zapcat 29 Inventi when a freak accident left him with a broken leg. The Zapcats safety team, which includes two paramedics, were with him within 30 seconds and had radioed for an ambulance before he was off the water. Lee is recovering in hospital but is likely to be out for the rest of the season.

The action moves north of the border to the flat water conditions of the Clyde at the Glasgow River Festival on 14 and 15 July.

Photo: Shaun Boggust.

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