Large fleet and close racing expected
This weekend will see the Bournemouth host the inaugural round of the 2009 Zapcat National Championship, The Tohatsu Bournemouth Grand Prix.
Around 30 Zapcat Teams are expected to attend.
Bournemouth is the perfect location for inflatable catamarans providing unpredictable and constantly changing conditions as well as a perfect viewing for spectators as action takes place next to the beach and pier giving a full view of the entire course.
The 2009 Zapcat Championship will see teams compete in 14 rounds of a national series over seven weekends during the summer. Zapcat teams will be battling it out for the top spot in two divisions each round in addition to the Grand Prix Winners trophy (a combination of both days’ results) and all important championship points.
At the end of the 2008 season the championship went down to the wire with just 15 points splitting the top two boats. Therefore getting off to a good start will be vital to those aiming to be at the top of the standings at the end of the year.
2008 Champion Pilot and new partner in ZCR Ltd Mick Pritchard comments,
“14 rounds is a long championship and 100 points for a win is a lot but when just 15 points separates you and the next boat from winning the title at the end of the season it makes every point count.”
“2009 looks set to be the closest and hardest fought season to date. We’ve changed the point structure between the two divisions giving the teams in Div 2 a chance to progress higher up the table quicker and make the whole championship much closer. It could even mean a good enough rookie team winning the title.”