Date: Mon 21 Mar 2016

Team Inverclyde takes to the water

The latest Scottish sports team has been officially unveiled

Team ‘Spirit of Inverclyde’ - Dino Zavaroni (left) and Gordon Wicklow (right)

Team ‘Spirit of Inverclyde’ - Dino Zavaroni (left) and Gordon Wicklow (right)

The team are all set to fly the flag for Scotland

The team are all set to fly the flag for Scotland

Team ‘Spirit of Inverclyde’ hit the water

Team ‘Spirit of Inverclyde’ hit the water

Scots Gordon Wicklow and Dino Zavaroni will race the ‘Spirit of Inverclyde’ powerboat in the very first P1 Scottish Grand Prix in the Sea in June.

The team will also compete in the other four rounds of the P1 SuperStock UK Championship staged in England and Wales.

Team Profile

Gordon Wicklow:

  • Locally born and brought up in Bridge of Weir
  • Keen dinghy sailor as a child and then moved into RIBs
  • He is a director of his family business, Scobie & Junor based in East Kilbride, which manufactures spice blends and other products for the food industry
  • Looking forward to representing Inverclyde and Scotland in the P1 race series

Dino Zavaroni:

  • Born in Greenock and grew up on the Isle of Bute
  • Bought his first boat at the age of 14
  • Has since owned many boats and met Gordon in 2010 through their common interest in boating
  • Owner of DDZ Marina Limited at Largs Yacht Haven, selling and servicing a wide variety of craft

The pair are new to P1 racing but have spent many hours participating in RIB rallies and are shortly to commence race training on the Clyde in preparation for the coming season.

The P1 Scottish Grand Prix of the Sea race weekend will takes place in Greenock on June 18 & 19. It’s the first time a P1 SuperStock the event has been held in Scotland.

As part of the joint hosting arrangement with Inverclyde Council and urban regeneration company Riverside Inverclyde (ri), the Inverclyde-branded boat and racing team will compete in Greenock and at the other championship rounds across the summer.

Gordon Wicklow said: “I’ve been involved in powerboats all my life. When the opportunity came along to take part in P1 near my home, I jumped at it. We are going to give it our all this year with our families fully supporting us in the grand prix of the sea events.”

Dino Zavaroni added: “I started a marine repair and maintenance business 30 years ago which means we have a great base and back up for the team. We will have lots of training on the water in the new boat and we will be able to get a grip of the boat very quickly. Gordon and I have raced together before and have a great deal of experience on the water.”

I’ve been involved in powerboats all my life. When the opportunity came along to take part in P1 near my home, I jumped at it. We are going to give it our all this year with our families fully supporting us in the grand prix of the sea events.
Gordon Wicklow


P1 SuperStock UK Championship : 2016 Race Calendar

  • Scarborough 14/15 May P1 Yorkshire Grand Prix of the Sea
  • Greenock 18/19 June P1 Scottish Grand Prix of the Sea
  • Gosport 9/10 July P1 English Grand Prix of the Sea
  • Cardiff 28/29 August P1 Welsh Grand Prix of the Sea
  • Bournemouth 3/4 September P1 Grand Finale

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