TEAM 26                                                       Race No. 26

Boat Manufacturer: GEMINI   Engine Manufacturer: Tohatsu 50D2 UK Class: RYA Pro-Stock Email:sponsoring@team26racing.co.uk

Driver info : SIMON MATTHEWS

 

Simon is born and breed in Southsea.  Simon had been in and on the water before he was at the age of one. By the time he was 8 he was sailing as part of the National Squad. His sailing career peaked in 2003 when he was part of the Olympic development squad for the Sydney Olympics.  This was his turning point to powerboat racing. He bought a Gemini and started racing. He is a helmsman for the RNLI and has been doing this for 13 yrs based out of Portsmouth lifeboat station.  He was awarded the Queens Jubilee Medal for his services to RNLI.  He is also a Sail maker and the owner of Sail Style Sailmakers based in Hayling Island.

 

Simon joined ThunderCat Racing in 2015 and was placed 8th in the Driver Championship. At the end of the season the team travelled to Malta to represent GB at the World Championships where the team were placed 5th overall in the Stock class.  A fabulous result, well done guys. 

 

Look forward to seeing the team in action again in the 2016 season.

 

Co-driver info : PHIL ADAMS

 

 

 

 

Team Manager: 

 

Simon Matthews 

Quick Fire Questions

 

Worst wipeout; Watergate Bay 2015

 

Best Venue; Home town of Southsea

 

Preferred prop; Fastest One!

Racing experience

 

National Speed Record Holders - ZCR50 Speed Record  

RYA 2015 ThunderCat Racing British Championship - 7th place

National & World Record's established 2015 - P750 Stock

 

 

SPONSORS

 

                

Simon & Martin would like to thank their sponsors:-
Seavaction, Sail Style, R K Marine, Rock Oil, P & I Generators & Fry & Kent Ltd for their support and are looking forward to an exciting 2016 season. 
 
Proudest Moment:

 

Still yet to come

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