Powerboats ready to roar in the South Bay

Scarborough's seafront will be full of the sound of horsepower this weekend when the P1 Powerboats roar back into town.

By The Newsroom
Friday, 13th May 2016, 8:16 am
Updated Friday, 13th May 2016, 9:20 am
Powerboat action from South Bay
Powerboat action from South Bay

Following the success of the inaugural P1 race event in 
Scarborough last year, the marine motorsport brand is once again coming to the town for the opening round of its 2016 season, the P1 Dale Power Solutions Yorkshire Grand Prix of the Sea.

The double bill of P1 SuperStock powerboat racing and AquaX jet ski action will provide a weekend of 
free-to-watch sporting entertainment at South Bay on Saturday and Sunday.

Dale Power Solutions, the UK power protection and business continuity solutions company based in Scarborough, is once again on board as the headline sponsor.

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Dalby Offshore is also supporting the event.

“Scarborough offers first class facilities and attractions and proved to be a superb location to kick off our 2015 season” said P1 chief operating officer Robert Wicks.

“With its historic harbour and castle headland, the geography of South Bay offers us a natural amphitheatre for racing and for spectators to view all the action and we 
are looking forward to working with our partners, sponsors and local businesses to make next year’s event an even better spectacle and to attract more visitors to the borough and boost the local economy.

“It will be great to return to Scarborough, with the inaugural Yorkshire Grand Prix of the Sea being a superb way to launch the 2016 race 


Dale Power Solutions CEO Tim Wilkins added: “The atmosphere last year was fantastic and the event was a tremendous advertisement for our company as we 
celebrated our 80th anniversary.

“It enabled us to showcase our brand, engage with new audiences and bring key 
clients from around the UK to our headquarters in

“We are already developing plans for our continued sponsorship next year.”

Time table of events:


09.30 - 11.15

P1 SuperStock Filey Dash

11.00 - 11.30

P1 Hydroflight & Jet Ski


11.15 -12.15

P1 AquaX Pro Am Race 1


P1 Hydroflight & Jetski


12.30 - 13.00

P1 SuperStock Race 1

13.00 - 14.00

P1 AquaX Pro Am Enduro Race 1

13.45 - 14.15

P1 Oban RIB Challenge

14.00 - 14.30

P1 AquaX Pro Am Race 2

14.50 - 15.20

P1 SuperStock Race 2

15.20 - 16.00

P1 Hydroflight & Jetski



10.30 - 11.00

P1 Hydroflight & Jetski Freestyle

11.00 - 11.45

P1 AquaX Pro Am Enduro Race 2

11.45 - 12.15

P1 AquaX Pro Am Sprint Race 3

12.15 - 12.30

P1 Hydroflight & Jetski Display

12.45 - 13.15

P1 SuperStock Race 3

13.15 - 13.30

P1 Oban RIB Challenge

13.30 - 14.00

P1 AquaX Pro Am Sprint Race 4

14.30 - 15.00

P1 SuperStock Race 4

15.00 - 15.30

P1 AquaX Pro Am Enduro Race 3

15.45 - 16.00

P1 Oban RIB Challenge

16.30 - 17.00

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