New Zealand's national powerboat champions are racing in the Channel Islands this weekend - and have promised to show the Brits how it's done!
New Zealand’s national powerboat champions are racing in the Channel Islands this weekend – and have promised to show the Brits how it’s done!
Father and son team Greg and Danny Brinck won the Honda Formula 4-Stroke series in New Zealand and as part of their prize have been flown half way across the world to take on the might of the British fleet.
Greg said: “We are keen to show the UK fleet what we are capable of.
“We have had a fantastic year racing throughout New Zealand and this really is the opportunity of a lifetime. We are incredibly excited.”
The duo will be joining the national finals of the Honda series in St Peter Port, Guernsey, on 10 and 11 September.
The Honda Formula 4-Stroke series was started in the UK but the New Zealand championship, begun shortly afterwards, has become equally popular. This weekend’s action will be the first time the two series have come together.
Martin Sanders, general manager power equipment for Honda (UK), said: “Greg and Danny should expect a very warm welcome and on behalf of the series I wish them the best of luck.”
Also competing in the Guernsey series will be a craft sponsored by National Boat Shows.
The 75mph powerboat will be branded on its port side with the dates of this year’s Southampton Boat Show (16 – 25 September) and on its starboard side with those of the 2006 London Boat Show (6-15 January).