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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 racing

Powerboat

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 challenging.

There were also other organised activities for spectators including a climbing and abseiling tower and in the afternoons, sponsored canoe jousting.

 

Powerboat

Powerboat
EQUIPMENT CHECK LIST FOR BASIC RACERS 
A SUITABLE NAVIGATION COMPASS;  •FIRE EXTINGUISHER; A HAND BILGE PUMP; 
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 CREW;  •A RACING LIFE VEST; CRASH HELMET-PREDOMINANTLY ORANGE; RACE NUMBERS. 

For more information contact Kevin Walsh Tel. 07781 100083 Email: kevinawalsh@cwgsy.net or John Guille Tel. 07769 697383.

 
 
 
 
 
 

  

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