A chance to win a place in next year's Honda Formula Four-Stroke Powerboat Championship goes under the hammer this weekend.

Two of Britain’s top powerboaters will be in London tonight as part of the BBC’s Children in Need campaign.

Shelley Jory and Libby Keir will be getting a fundraising auction off to a cracking start as the chance to take part in next year’s Honda Formula Four-Stroke Powerboat championship goes under the hammer.

The duo are this year’s winners of the national series and will be attending a gala dinner with celebrities and sporting personalities to launch the top prize.

The highest bidder will train alongside them, undergoing fitness tests and theory preparation to learn the role of a powerboat navigator and how to plot courses.

After practice rounds in the Solent, the final part of the prize will see the winner compete in a round of the 2006 Honda Formula Four-Stroke series, navigating the 225hp HM Plant Honda Racing powerboat.

They will also receive VIP hospitality tickets for two for a HF4S weekend, allowing them to enjoy the excitement of the series from the pits.

Jory, who drives a boat sponsored by Raymarine (pictured), said: “We are delighted to be involved in Children in Need’s Great Big Bid. It’s a fantastically good cause. With Honda’s assistance we have put up a thrilling experience and one that we are sure will generate lots of money for Children in Need.”

Shelley and Libby and their 225hp race boat Team Raymarine will attend the Great Big Bid Gala Charity auction on Friday 11 November.
The dinner will be broadcast on BBC One on Sunday 13 November at 6:20pm.