It's been all about racing sailing boats at the Olympic Games in Weymouth and Portland this summer... but powerboats race too!

The Superstock P1 Championship always seems to generates some exciting viewing - just take a look at the video of last year's highlights.


Sadly powerboat racing isn't in the Olympics... but you have a chance to see some powerboat racing action at the Olympic Sailing venue of Weymouth later this month. This year's series is due to arrive in Weymouth on September 15-16 for the final event of the season. The P1 AquaX Championship for personal watercraft will also be taking place.

P1 powerboatsWith prestigious national titles up for grabs in the UK’s most professional powerboat racing championship, the  weekend is set to deliver first class free-to-watch action in Weymouth Bay, especially as spectators will be able to get close to the drivers, navigators and boats, thanks to a race pits location along North Pier on a specially constructed pontoon.

The race meeting is being organised by Powerboat P1 in conjunction with UKOBA (United Kingdom Off-Shore Boating Association) and governing body the RYA.

For a bit of insight into visiting Weymouth as a spectator see Weymouth: Olympic Sailing From the Beach.