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RYA Powerboat Racing Awards Ceremony - 52 awards presented + Video

'RYA Powerboat Racing Gala Awards Ceremony 2011'    RYA    Click Here to view large photo

RYA Powerboat Racing Awards Ceremony was held on Saturday 4th February. Over 350 racers, supporters, friends and family, turned up to celebrate the success of British powerboat racers from across the sports many disciplines.

A staggering 52 awards were presented to the crème-de-la-crème of powerboat racers who last year clinched a whole host of British, European, World and Speed records across the sports many racing classes.

Hosted by world renowed powerboat racer Shelley Jory-Leigh and RYA Powerboat Racing Manager John Puddifoot, the evening proved to be truly inspiring for everyone attending including Geoff Holt from the Disability Powerboating Trust who came along to present the awards.

'I am really honoured to be here and to present the prizes to all these worthy winners. There are so many that it took nearly an hour and half to present them all!' commented Geoff.

The awards ceremony is a highlight in the powerboat racing calendar when racers from across the disciplines get together and celebrate their successes. 'It’s great to see the sport so healthy and alive' concluded Geoff.

The evenings winners:

British RYA Circuit Sprint GT30 Champion

Nick Walsh

British RYA Circuit Sprint O350 Champion

Nigel Edwards

British RYA Circuit Outboard Hydroplane Champion

Julian Codling

British RYA Circuit Sprint T850 Champion

Bill Owen

British RYA Circuit T850 Champion and British RYA Circuit Sprint S850 Champion

Mark Williams

British RYA Circuit Thundercat P750s Champions

Etienne Burnett and Will Driscoll

British RYA Circuit Thundercat P750BP Champion Driver and National Circuit P750 BluePrint Record holder at 61.51mph

Sean Fisher and Grant Pittard

British RYA Circuit Sprint SL250 Champion

Keith Whittle

British RYA Circuit Sprint NS2000 Champion

Paul Balfour

British RYA Circuit NS2000 Champion

Malcolm Goodman

UIM World GT15 Champion, UIM European GT15 Champion, British RYA Circuit Sprint JT250 Champion

British RYA Circuit JT250 Champion, National Offshore UKFFORC S250 Record holder  at 31.94mph

World and National Circuit GT15 Record holder at  43.11mph

Ben Jelf

British RYA Jetsport Beginner Ski Champion

Gary Austin

British RYA Jetsport Open Runabout Novice Champion and British RYA Jetsport Open Runabout Champion

Paul Cobb

British RYA Jetsport Runabout Veterans Champion

Richard Cable

British RYA Jetsport Expert Freestyle Champion and British RYA Jetsport Pro Freestyle Champion

Jason Bleasdale

British RYA Jetsport Ski GP  Champion

Jim Goodchild

British RYA Jetsport Superjet Challenge Novice Champion

Karen Cable

IJSBA European  Ski Ladies Limited Champion, British RYA Jetsport IJSBA Ski Champion and British RYA Jetsport Ski Limited Champion

Anya Colley

World IJSBA Novice Runabout Stock Champion

Brad Rickaby

IJSBA World Pro-Am GP Runabout Champion, IJSBA World Pro Runabout Champion, IJSBA European Runabout Stock Pro AM  Champion, IJSBA European Runabout Pro GP Champion British RYA Jetsport Runabout GP Champion and British RYA Jetsport Runabout Stock Champion

James Bushell

British RYA Offshore P1 AquaX Amateur 200 Champion

Duncan Johnstone

British RYA Offshore  P1 AquaX Elite Champion

Russell Marmon

British RYA Offshore UKFFORC S250 Champion

Tobias Adlam

British RYA Offshore UKFFORC F400 Champion Driver

Jax Heffer and Tom Newman

British RYA Offshore UKFFORC E900 Champion Driver

Sam Whittle and Andy Streeting

British RYA Offshore UKFFORC E1500 Champions

Jake Swann and Ben Kendall

British RYA Offshore OCR Champions

Daniel Priestley, Ashley Jennings and Sam Brewster

British RYA Offshore Zapcat King Of Surf Champions

Andy Foster and Jason Peacock

British RYA Offshore Zapcat ZCR50X Champions

Rob Wickham and James Roberts

British RYA Offshore Zapcat ZCR50 Champions

Craig Davis and Rob Martin

British RYA Offshore Class 3B Champions

Ashleigh Foulser

British RYA Offshore Class 3C Champions and National Offshore 3B 1.3Litre National Mono Record holder at 62.81mph

Brian Peedell and Stewart Dick

British RYA Offshore P1 SuperStock 150 Champions

Stuart Cureton  and Sara Cureton

British RYA Offshore P1 SuperStock 250 Champion

John Wilson and Neil Scarborough

British RYA Offshore Marathon Class E Champions

Gordon Compton and Hazel Smith

British RYA Offshore Marathon Class D Champions

Mel Hatton and Peter Bonham-Christie

British RYA Offshore Marathon Class C Champions

Phil Payter and Neil Payter

British RYA Offshore Marathon Class B Champions

Simon Wood Power, Eric Smillie and Markus Hendricks

British RYA Offshore Marathon Class A Champions

Martin Lai, Chun Kit Siu  and Tom Williams-Hawkes

UIM World Offshore 3B Champions

John Richardson and Tom Sauvarin

National Offshore RIB R1 Record holder at 59.74mph

Chris Strickland

National Offshore RIB SuperSport Twin Recreation Record holder at 59.84mph

Jon Adlard

National Offshore Inboard Immersed Propeller Mono Record holder at 107.94mph

Gareth Williams

World and National Circuit GT30 Record holder at 56.73mph

Ben Morse

World and National JetSport GP Ski Record holder at 62.62moh

Graham Leech

World and National Offshore Poole - Cherbourg up to 30ft Record Holder at 64.25mph

Mike Deacon, Dave Deacon and Wendy Deacon

World and National Offshore Marathon B Record holder at 108.07mph

Vahid Ganjavian

World and National Offshore Marathon A Record holder at 110.06mph

Dean Gibbs

World and National Circuit S2000 Record holder at 125.36mph

Ian Wright

Offshore Sponsors Trophy

Peters and May

Tony Needell

Susan Keay

 



Commenting on the success of the evening, RYA Powerboat Racing Manager John Puddifoot said: 'We had a fantastic turn out for the evening and it was great to see the youngsters in the sport receiving so many accolades for their achievements. We have some phenomenal young people in the sport who are going from strength to strength'

He continued 'We’d like to thank everyone in attendance for such an enjoyable night including the evening’s sponsors RB12.com who the evening was in association with and who were delighted on the night to announce Saxo Capital Markets as a Global Corporate Partner for Round Britain 2012 Race.'



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