When it comes to hosting major sports events Wales punches well above its weight. When it comes to producing outstanding sportsmen and women it does just the same. And when it comes to marine motorsport the story is equally impressive. Ten leading Welsh powerboat racers and jet ski riders will be in action at Milford Haven this weekend flying the flag for the host country in the P1 SuperStock and AquaX UK Championships.
Welsh talent will be at the forefront of the P1 AquaX jet ski series, where riders from Swansea, Newport, Pontyclun and Penygraig will be aiming to delight the crowds this weekend. Garage owner Dave Coe came late to the sport after racing in motocross, rallying, sprints and hill climbs and competes in the 300 class in both the UK series and Euro Tour. Steve Cornstock also has motocross experience and moved into jet ski racing two years ago. Nigel Williams runs a coach company and started his AquaX career in 2013. He returned to the series this year after a break through illness and competes in the 200 class. The Rhondda Valley will be represented by father and son Graham and James Roberts who will be racing against each other in the 300 class.
The weekend will be a mix of high speed sport and family entertainment, with jet ski freestyle displays between races and a selection of West Wales’ finest food, drink and craft retailers showcasing their produce along Mackerel Quay. Spectators in the premium viewing area on the quay will enjoy big screen coverage, music and entertainment, and free transport is being provided for the thousands of visitors expected to head to the town.