P1 muscle-machines take a city centre detour

Powerboat P1 boats will parade through Southampton tomorrow afternoon (Wednesday 22).

The high-powered boats will make a tour of the city centre on the back of floats, as a warm-up to the British Grand Prix of the Sea at Cowes over the coming August Bank Holiday weekend.

The boats will leave Mayflower Park at 2:30pm and travel in convoy, with Ocean FM ‘road runners’ handing out free goodie bags and Red Funnel ferry tickets, before returning to the Mayflower Park where the parade ends.

Last year the British Grand Prix of the Sea attracted more than 65,000 spectators to the Isle of Wight for a three-day festival of entertainment, on and off the water.