Tony Dowley and Chris Peters had their hopes of a double victory in Arendal, Norway, dashed on Sunday when an electrical fault cost them the second race.

Tony Dowley and Chris Peters driving the 1000hp Cougar Thunderbird in the up and coming ProVee class had their hopes dashed of a double victory in Arendal, Norway, on Sunday, July 20 when a persisting electrical fault cost them the second race.

The British pair dominated Friday’s third round of the ProVee championship but lost out in the fourth to Italians Mario Invernizzi and Giovanni Carpitella who led throughout in Ceramica Panaria – reputed to be the fastest monohull outside the USA. Attacking Vikings driven by Norweigian Rune Hogevoll and Per Oscarsson from Sweden offered a strong challenge to the leading pair but began to slow when a cracked cooling manifold flooded the engine compartment. Despite being almost awash by the time they reached the finishing line the crew still managed to maintain second place overall

Dowley and Peters, who finished fourth, now line-up for the fifth and six rounds at Cowes next month (August) third in the championship, 20 points behind the Norweigian and Swedish pairing currently heading the table.