• James Tapp

ThunderCat Powerboat racing coming to the Menai Strait this Weekend

The RYA ThunderCat Racing Championship will be making its way to the North Wales coast for the very first time this weekend (June 17 to June 18) as part of the annual north Wales Armed Forces Day on June 17. The Saturday session will be part of the North Wales Armed Forces Day and at least one team will include ex-military personnel that have had life changing injuries.

10,000 visitors are expected over the weekend with the hope of seeing some great racing. Spectators will get the chance to watch crews of two zip their inflatable catamarans - each powered by a 50hp motor. Boats can reach speeds of up to 50 knots and the popular event is set to attract significant crowds of thrill-seekers, as they follow the tour across the UK.

In total, the event will feature 24 four-metre inflatable catamarans, all fitted with a powerful two stroke 50 hp outboard motor which promises to make it such an adrenalin thrill ride for the competitors.

The races will take place on the stretch of water by the town’s promenade with permission from the Harbour Trust and onlookers will be able to see the competitive racing and the entertainment for free.

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