Date: Sat 12 Sep 2015

Brutal seas conditions at Bournemouth produce thrilling racing on opening day of final P1 SuperStock round

Severe seas on the Dorset coast today tested the P1 SuperStock crews to the limit in the first two races of this weekend’s Bournemouth Grand Prix of the Sea.

Flying Panther box smart on day one of the final SuperStock race of the season

Flying Panther box smart on day one of the final SuperStock race of the season

Pertemps showed once again that they're king of the surf

Pertemps showed once again that they're king of the surf

The battle for the 2015 title is still wide open, with championship leader Flying Panther extending its lead over Pertemps by two points to go into the final day of the season with an eighteen point lead.

A punishing southerly wind produced a large swell in huge contrast to the last round in Cardiff Bay, and overnight work is underway in the hope that the entire fleet of eleven race boats can take to the start line for tomorrow’s two races.

P1 Chief Operating Officer Robert Wicks said; “It’s been an enthralling day here in Bournemouth with race tactics playing a huge part in proceedings as the teams look to win valuable championship points whilst keeping their boat on the water for the whole weekend of racing.

Tomorrow will be a tense and possibly dramatic climax to a season that has seen a hugely competitive battle for the SuperStock crown over the last four months. Bournemouth seafront will be the place to be tomorrow for local residents and visitors alike to see the winning crew crowned by the Mayor of Bournemouth at the end of the afternoon.”

Tomorrow’s race programme starts at 12.30, with the Pier clifftop and beach providing superb viewing.

Heat 1
1. Pertemps
2. Visit Wales
3. Lycamobile Racing

Heat 2
1. Flying Panther
2. Gallagher Racing
3. Visit Wales

Championship Standings
1. Flying Panther – 293 points
2. Pertemps – 275 points
3. Typhoo – 230 points

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