David Cowley and Chris Jary driving Lings Racing take the chequered flag

In a closely fought 150hp race on Sunday, Saturday’s winners David Cowley and Chris Jary in Lings Racing battled hard with Jerry McArthur and Jonny Twelvetrees in Salcombe Racing to take the chequered flag in emphatic style. Setting the fastest average speed of the race at 52mph, the Suffolk based team now lay second in the championship standings, one point behind Salcombe Racing.

“It’s been an incredible weekend,” said Cowley. “We made another great start which was vital but we were pushed hard from the word go by Salcombe Racing. We had to keep focused throughout the race as the smallest lapse in concentration would have meant us losing top spot. It’s a great feeling and we can’t wait for Liverpool”.

Graham Foster-Vigors and Harry Armer of Team Ebel, who had a difficult start to the weekend, skillfully worked their way through the fleet to secure the final podium position.

In an adrenalin filled 225hp race, Gavin Parsonage and Nathan Libby in Negotiator battled with local competitor Shelley Jory and navigator Libby Keir in Team Raymarine,who led for seven action packed laps, to take the chequered flag for the second time over the weekend.

“What a fantastic race”, said Parsonage. “Shelly and Libby’s pace meant that we had to push that extra yard. They’re always great competition wherever we race but we knew in particular we’d struggle on Team Raymarine’s local waters to maintain our winning form this weekend so it’s a great result for us”.

“This has been a great example of why we established the championship back in 1999,” said Martin Sanders, General Manager, Honda (UK) Power Equipment. “There was so much action on the water, with every team fighting their own battle no matter what their position. The series is poised for a fantastic finale in Liverpool next month.”

2007 British Grand Prix of the Sea.

1. LINGS RACING – David Cowley / Chris Jary

2. SALCOMBE RACING – Jerry McArthur / Jonny Twelvetrees

3. TEAM EBEL – Graham Foster-Vigors / Harry Armer

4. PREMIER CRU – Nigel Ledger / Neil Crabb

5. CIDER DAZE 150 – Jak Cockman / Andy Phipps

6. DELMAR GROUP – Tony Crossley / Mark Glanville

7. EARLS COURT BOATSHOWS – James Brooke / James West

8. LOCAMOTION – Rose Lores / Sharyn Brown

9. SPIRIT RACING – Lee Smith / Suzy Smith

10. QUALITY JOB – Tom Plant / James Plant

11. CONSTRUCTION RACING – Marcus Bradshaw / Chris White

12. POWER OF DREAMS NEW ZEALAND – Chris Bartlett / Debbie Bartlett

13. AIRWAVES CLAYGATE – Nick Clemson / Paul Trow-Smith

14. APPGATE MERMAID – David Hobson / Kirsty Clark

15. TEAM PURPLE – Stuart Cureton / Lee Shepherd

16. ALIEN – Ian Bill / Rob Chambers

17. NEPTUNE – Greame Haggar / Darren Graham

18. MSPACE.CO.UK – Dion Malcom / Daniel Mills

Honda Formula 4-Stroke 225hp class
Results
1. NEGOTIATOR – Gavin Parsonage / Nathan Libby

2. TEAM RAYMARINE – Shelley Jory / Libby Keir

3. ITV4 FEARLESS – Rupert Pugh / Tom Lucas

4. AIRWAVES CLAYGATE – Jack Glendinning / Simon Bucknall

5. SALCOMBE HONDA SPECIALISTS – Rhys Evans / Haydn Evans

6. TEAM WILLIAMS – Scott Williams / David Williams

7. POWER OF DREAMS GERMANY – Mike Heijmans / Marcel Meiberg

8. X-CITE POWERBOATS – Kev Cozens / Cris Mitra

9. CIDER DAZE II – Dave Cockman / Malcolm Stickler

10. CLAYGATE BATHROOMS – Martin Marsh / Roger Marsh

11. DON’T PANIC – Phill Haynes / Peter Kingsbury

12. VORTIGEN – Stephen Baggs / Michael Baggs

13. GSS MERMAID – Paul Charman / Andy Brown

14. SCREAM-IT.COM – Richard George / Danny Bampin

15. BUILDBASE – Kevin Marshall / Adam Ford

16. DELMAR SURFACE PREP – Sarah Donohue / Jo Dixon

14. VECTOR – David Baker / Cally Hocknell

18. ENGLISH HERITAGE BUILDINGS – Darren Hook / David Harwood

HF4S 150 CLASS CHAMPIONSHIP POINTS TABLE TO DATE

1. SALCOMBE RACING 129pts

2. LINGS RACING 128pts

3. PREMIER CRU 116pts

4. CIDER DAZE 150 106pts

5. TEAM EBEL 89pts

6. QUALITY JOB 84pts

7. CONSTRUCTION RACING 80pts

8. DELMAR GROUP 64pts

9. LOCAMOTION 58pts

10. EARLS COURT BOATSHOW 58pts

11. AIRWAVES CLAYGATE 51pts

12. ALIEN 48pts

13. SPIRIT RACING 45pts

14. APPGATE MERMAID 42pts

15. TEAM PURPLE 38pts

16. MSPACE.CO.UK 29pts

17. X-POLE 27pts

18. LONGSHANKS 18pts

19. NEPTUNE 16pts

HF4S 225 CLASS CHAMPIONSHIP POINTS TABLE TO DATE
1. NEGOTIATOR 137pts

2. TEAM RAYMARINE 105pts

3. AIRWAVES CLAYGATE 102pts

4. SALCOMBE HONDA SPECIALISTS 92pts

5. DON’T PANIC 72pts

6. TEAM WILLIAMS 68pts

7. ITV4 FEARLESS 65pts

8. GSS MERMAID 60pts

9. CIDER DAZE II 54pts

Jnt 10. VORTIGERN 53pts

Jnt 10. CLAYGATE BATHROOMS 53pts

12. ENGLISH HERITAGE BUILDINGS 49pts

13. POWER OF DREAMS GERMANY 43pts

13. BUILDBASE 35pts

15. SCREAM-IT.COM 32pts

16. VECTOR 20pts

17. X-CITE POWERBOATS 19pts

18. DELMAR SURFACE PREP 12pts