Zapcat championship opens in Newquay

Defending champions face tough competition

The opening round of the Zapcat Racing National Championship on April 24 will see boats taking on the type of waves usually enjoyed by surfers. On occasions Zapcat craft and their crews can be thrown as high as 15 feet in the air.

Martin Jupp, Managing Director of Zapcat Racing and race coordinator for the Zapcat Championship explains: “We are expecting a fantastic turnout of race teams, supporters and spectators alike. Zapcats in the surf is always great entertainment with plenty of thrills and spills!”

The event will arrive in Cornwall on April 23rd, 24th and 25th as the curtain raiser to the 2010 season.

Twenty-five boats are expected to line-up, promising competitive action throughout the weekend. Regional interest is also prominent, with nine teams from the southwest, Cornwall and Newquay taking part.

Among them, Paul and ‘Ed’ Mark Holt of ‘Contact, Wait – Out’, both Royal Marines based at St. Mawgan, will be eager to demonstrate their credentials against the crew of last year’s National, Team and King of the Surf Champions aboard BlueSheets, who are among the favourites to secure silverware once again in 2010.

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The first heats begin at 12noon on Saturday 24th.