Condor Ferries Liberation Grand Prix - 6th & 7th May 2006
After the success of the Honda
Formula 4 Series in 2005, top class powerboating returned to Guernsey on 6th & 7th May
2006. The First round of the RYA National Series saw Formula F200 and V24 classes
in close proximity to St
Sampsons Marina, offering a great vantage point for spectators. Guernsey has a rich and proud
history of national and international powerboat racing and an excellent safety record. There
were two heats, one on Saturday and one on Sunday. Formula F200 was split into three sub
classes;- 1. Class 3C Race boats, mono hulls, bat boats & catamarans; 2. Rib Formula One
race prepared rigid inflatables; 3. Sports boats min 20feet & 200hp motors. The Sunday
racing also included a Basic class open to any boat or rib regardless of engine size. The fleet
of 20 visiting boats included former world champions Roy Smith from Jersey, Dave Simpkins, Pete
Little and Dave Archer plus former European champion Bob Irwin and many of the Channel Islands
top powerboat racers.
Winner of Class IIIc on Sunday
were husband and wife team Brian and Pat Peedell from
Slough in their boat 'Circle of Express'. This was their first national victory in 12 years of
powerboating and they were overjoyed. Sea conditions on Saturday were fairly smooth but on
Sunday conditions in through Gouilot Passage and St Martin's point were quite
There were also other organised activities for
spectators including a climbing and abseiling tower and in the afternoons, sponsored canoe
•EQUIPMENT CHECK LIST FOR
•A SUITABLE NAVIGATION
•FIRE EXTINGUISHER; A HAND
•2 MOORING LINES; A
SUITABLE ANCHOR AND ROPE;2 PADDLES; A BOW LINE; ENGINE CUT-OUT SWITCH; ORANGE
FLAG; DISTRESS FLARES; A WHISTLE; COMPRESS & KNIFE FOR EACH
•A RACING LIFE VEST; CRASH
HELMET-PREDOMINANTLY ORANGE; RACE NUMBERS.
For more information contact Kevin Walsh Tel.
07781 100083 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or John
Guille Tel. 07769 697383.