British Team head to World Powerboat Championships in Norway
Three British teams this weekend will head to Norway for the Grimstad Powerboat Show where over the 6th – 12th August they will battle for the title of UIM P750 World Champions.
The three British teams will consist of the Thundercat Racing UK teams of Microlink PC Sean Fisher & Tilly Long, Team Wales representing Ahmad Tea - Simon Harding & Joe Farley and Peters & May Racing piloted by James Tapp & Murray MacGregor.
They will be battling it out with 15 other International teams from Norway, South Africa, Sweden, Russia, Germany and Latvia in the hope of becoming 2012 UIM World Champions.
The teams will be faced with three disciplines over the competition. In the first discipline they will face is Circuit racing which will be held on inshore secluded water where up close action will occur on a multi lap course where speed is the key.
The second discipline is the surf competition which sees competitors pit there wits not only against each other but also against mother nature as they battle in surf conditions that would see most powerboat races cancelled. This is the type of conditions these boats were designed for and excel in and is sure to put both competitors and equipment through their paces.
The final discipline sees the racers compete in the Long Haul event a race which must be a minimum of 80km in length but no more than 150km. The long haul event will test the teams stamina and there boats reliability in offshore sea conditions.
Following the three disciplines a World Champion will be announced and whilst the team from Great Britain have years of experience amongst them they know it will be no walk in the park.