Peter Dyke who has died from renal failure was without doubt the greatest influence on the world of powerboat racing in the 1960s, 70s and 80s.

Peter Dyke who has died from renal failure was without doubt the greatest influence on the world of powerboat racing in the 1960s, 70s and 80s. His involvement elevated both circuit and offshore racing to new heights.
As Special Events Manager for WD & HO Wills, he sponsored and oversaw the Embassy Bristol Grand Prix (justifiably the world’s premier circuit event), the Embassy Cowes-Torquay-Cowes together with the Gold Leaf and JPS circuit racing teams, the gas turbine powered Miss Embassy, the extremely successful Uno Embassy and two JPS offshore racing boats.
He was an enthusiast for powerboating and will be missed by the many friends he made during his professional involvement with the sport lasting more than a decade. He will also be remembered for his association with Grand Prix motor racing, Superbikes and, of course, snooker and darts.
The Funeral will take place at St Johns Church, High Street, Keynsham, Bristol at 2.00pm on Friday 15 September. Family flowers only. Donations to Richard Bright Renal Unit, Southmead Hospital, Bristol.