Following the tremendous success of the 2012 Wild West Solent Swim the date for 2013 has been announced! Entries are now open for the swim which will take place on August 18th 2013.
Once again the peaceful waters of the Solent, better known for the calm vista of yachts sailing back and forth, was broken by the roar of big block engines. Every year some of the biggest, noisiest and most powerful Marathon Class powerboats assemble to race the famous Cowes – Torquay – Cowes and Cowes – Poole – Cowes powerboat races as part of the British Powerboat Festival.
Russell Marmon conquered incredibly challenging, rough conditions off Egypt Point on the Isle of Wight today, Saturday, 25th August, to take a pair of superb P1 AquaX Championship victories.
If past years races are anything to go by, the Solent will become a raging battlefield once more this Sunday as some of the largest and fastest powerboats in the country take to the treacherous seas off the southern coast of England..
The Isle of Wight is preparing for the arrival of the UK’s fastest growing form of motorsport, the P1 AquaX Championship, when at least 30 jet-ski racers will take to the waters around Egypt Point on Saturday, 25th August.
Less than a week ago Skandia Team GBR were still engaged in battle at the Olympic Games. They concluded London 2012 with a total of five medals – one gold, and four silvers – and to celebrate their Olympic efforts most of the team were today at Aberdeen Asset Management Cowes Week.
Golf fansgot themselves all teed-up over the weekend when the Ryder Cup Trophy made a special guest appearance at Shanklin & Sandown Golf Club.
The Brewin Dolphin Commodores’ Cup ended with a more typical Solent day, finally providing sailors with some fresh conditions and waves for the last double points scoring race of this week long series for international three boat teams and their amateur crews.