On Saturday February 4, more than 350 people turned up to celebrate the success of British powerboating from across the sport’s many disciplines at the RYA Powerboat Racing Awards Ceremony 2011.

RYA Powerboat Awards 2012

No fewer than 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. Hosted by renowned powerboat racer, Shelley Jory-Leigh, and RYA Powerboat Racing Manager, John Puddifoot, the evening proved to be a genuinely inspiring occasion. Geoff Holt from the Disability Powerboating Trust, who came along to present the awards, said: “I am really honoured to be here and to present the prizes to all these worthy winners. It’s great to see the sport so healthy and alive.”

John Puddifoot was equally upbeat about the success of the event: “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. We’d like to thank everyone in attendance for such an enjoyable night, including the evening’s sponsors, RB12.com, who were delighted to announce Saxo Capital Markets as a Global Corporate Partner for the Round Britain 2012 Race.” For more details see the RYA.