Powerboat series recruits top sailor

Round the world yachtsman joins the speed machines

Powerboat P1 have recruited Racing Director of the Volvo Ocean Race Andy Hindley as Race and Technical Director.

Andy was with Volvo Ocean Race for seven years. Before that he skippered the yacht Save the Children to third place in the 1996-7 BT Global Challenge round the world race, and in December 2000 was navigator and second-in-command of the ill-fated giant catamaran, Team Philips, which sank in a freak storm, resulting in a mid-Atlantic rescue for the crew.

“The growth of P1 from a standing-start in 2003 has been dramatic,” says Andy. “I have watched developments with interest and am very excited to be joining the management team at such an exciting time. I’m looking forward to contributing to the further development as we build the event into a truly global series and the P1 brand into an exciting and in demand property.”

Jeremy Troughton, Operations Director for the Volvo Ocean Race, says: “This is an opportunity for Andy to use his considerable skills to great effect in a different arena. We are extremely sorry to say goodbye to him after such an enjoyable and productive period, but we of course wish him well in his new job and we will be following the P1 Powerboat circuit with great interest.”