Race cancellation in Penzance benefits British Powerboat Festival at Cowes


The Powerboat P1 Superstock Championship will be joining the British Powerboat Festival at Cowes over the August Bank Holiday weekend, a welcome addition to what is fast becoming a packed weekend.

It comes as a result of the cancellation of the opening round of the Superstock series scheduled at Penzance due to serious economic cut-backs forced on the local tourist board.

The chance to compete in front of a large crowd of holiday-makers has proved attractive to the P1 teams and the decision to race at Cowes reflects the Festival’s growing stature as Britain’s premier powerboating fixture.

“We are delighted that Powerboat P1 Superstock and P1 AquaX will be racing with us,” says John Moore, Race Director, BPRC. Last year our Saturday racing programme was not strong but this time spectators are in for treat with competitive racing within a stone’s throw of the shoreline.”

On Sunday (August 28), the 250hp Superstocks compete in a special long-distance race over a 45-nautical mile return course from Cowes to Poole and back to Cowes. They will start alongside the top international endurance boats taking part in the 220-mile Cowes-Torquay-Cowes.

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