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. Surf racing usually takes place as close to the shoreline as possible, ensuring a fantastic spectacle for those on the shore, and fabulous competition for drivers and co-drivers.
Each country around the world races the same format of classes and courses, testing newbie's, experienced and expert competitors to their limits. The sport has three carefully designed disciplines to push teams in all aspects the sea or lake can throw at them.
M-SHAPE - Mainly run in Surf; is a short course approx 200m x 300m - Boats can be seen to fly up to 6m in the air!!
CIRCUIT - Where speed begins; this is a larger course approx 500m x 500m for achieving the maximum speed the tunnel hull can provide (110kpm)
LONGHAUL/ENDURO - Separates the men from the mice; generally over a distance of 100km+ teams will be sent off down the coast to specific locations, beach the boat and run around a checkpoint. Out in all conditions (except fog!)
Once you have tried it.. and you have an ounce of adrenaline in your body you shall experience a strange addictive streak that will mean you'll want to race year on year! The UK RYA championship is very flexible meaning so long as you pass your training you can enter one race.. two... or all of them depending on your budget and available time.
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