'Speed Woman', a new television reality show was launched at this year's Sportsboat and RIB Show at Ocean Village Marina.....

‘Speed Woman’, a new television reality show was launched at this year’s Sportsboat and RIB Show at Ocean Village Marina in Southampton. The competition offers women the chance to go head to head in a variety of extreme challenges and sports, including white water rafting, sea survival and abseiling. For the successful contestants the final challenge will be chance to train in and race a V24 powerboat with champion Neil Holmes in the 2005 national championships

Speed Woman organisers will be traveling the country recruiting at boat shows, various shopping malls and other sports events this year and they report that there are more than 250 applicants so far. The events will include the Southampton and London boat shows.

Motor Boats Monthly’s very own Editorial Assistant, Claire Frew has signed up after visiting the show yesterday and was able to experience first hand the white-knuckle ride of the 75mph V24.

For more information call Alicia Aitkin on 44 (0)23 8023 2365 or visit www.speedwoman.com