• James Tapp

End of Season ThunderCat Powerboat Racing…the Solent Longhaul

Taking place this weekend is the climax of the 2017 ThunderCat Racing UK series competing for the final points to win the RYA P750 British Championship. Ten rounds held across the country now culminate in a 100-kilometre long-haul race spanning the Solent to see who comes out on top of this tough yet thrilling form of powerboat racing. The event takes place on Saturday 30th September 2017.

Boats will be launched and recovered at Warsash; the Racing will start from Lepe buoy opposite Lepe beach and head down to Sconce buoy opposite Hurst Castle, then up to Gurnard buoy, Gurnard, Isle of Wight. Expert powerboat commentator Shelley Jory-Leigh will cover the race live on Facebook Live.

ThunderCat Racing is one of the world's most exhilarating water sports. The primary purpose of a ThunderCat is surf racing, and they race at high speeds in the surf of up to 5 metres, and wind speeds up to 45 knots. Crews consist of a driver and a co-driver. The driver drives from the rear of the ThunderCat, while the co-driver uses his weight to adjust the trim of the boat.

For more details about this event, visit the dedicated event page on the ThunderCat Racing website at

For media enquires contact Fiona Pascoe – Director (ThunderCat Racing UK) on 07795 618701 or

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