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Thousands of spectators expected in Inverclyde this weekend for Scottish Grand Prix of the Sea

High-speed powerboat and jet ski racing returns to the River Clyde this weekend in the latest round of the P1 SuperStock and AquaX UK championships.

More than 30,000 spectators are expected to flock to Greenock Esplanade over the two days for the P1 Scottish Grand Prix of the Sea, which will deliver free entertainment both on and off the water in an event co-hosted by Inverclyde Council and Riverside Inverclyde and supported by EventScotland.

Following a hugely successful first year in Greenock, the event will again transform the Esplanade into a buzz of activity celebrating marine motorsport and championing Inverclyde. The weekend of sport and family entertainment will include jet ski freestyle displays.

The Esplanade will host a showcase featuring a programme of interactive activities celebrating the Year of History, Heritage & Archaeology, Scotland’s Food & Drink and Things To See And Do In Inverclyde. A free children’s play zone will complement the activity on the water.

Ahead of the event, Powerboat P1 managing director Robert Wicks said: “We can’t wait to return to the marine leisure capital of Scotland to deliver our marine motorsport programme and the very best of Inverclyde. Greenock was an outstanding location for an extremely successful event last year, and we hope to build on all that positivity and excitement this weekend.”

Inverclyde Council Leader, Councillor Stephen McCabe, said: “We are delighted to welcome P1 back to Greenock and to co-host for the second year running. The powerboat and jet ski racing event is a great way to showcase Inverclyde on the day and afterwards through the television broadcasts. Not only does it create an exciting racing event on the river over the weekend, it gives us a chance to show residents and visitors a real taste of Scotland with the Esplanade Showcase. The event will link into the Year of History, Heritage and Archaeology and as well as highlighting Inverclyde’s strong maritime heritage it will also give visitors a fascinating and engaging glimpse of Scotland’s history and heritage. I hope everyone attending enjoys this weekend and joins me in getting behind Davie and Ashleigh who will be racing the Spirit of Inverclyde boat.”

This year’s event is supported by EventScotland, part of VisitScotland’s Events Directorate.

Stuart Turner, Head of EventScotland, said: “Scotland is the perfect stage for events, and we are delighted to be supporting the return of the P1 Scottish Grand Prix of the Sea to Greenock. Visitors and residents alike can expect an action-packed weekend with the opportunity to witness high-speed racing while also enjoying a range of family-friendly activities celebrating the region’s maritime past in the Year of History, Heritage and Archaeology.”

Riverside Inverclyde’s Acting CEO Fiona Maguire added “We are looking forward to showcasing the best of what Inverclyde has to offer this coming weekend, both in terms of our local History and Heritage and Scotland’s wider Food & Drink. I have no doubt that visitors new and old will be given a great welcome by the locals.”

High-speed powerboat and jet ski racing returns to the River Clyde this weekend in the latest round of the P1 SuperStock and AquaX UK championships.

The P1 Superstock UK Championship returns to Greenock, Scotland on 24-25 June for more high-octane action on the River Clyde.

Saturday 24th June

10:00 - 10:30 Superstock Practice
10:30 - 10:50 Water Ski Race Practice
10:50 - 11:00 Freestyle Display + Hydroflight 1
11:00 - 11:30 Water Ski Racing
11:30 - 11:45 Oban Rib Challenge 1
11:45 - 12:00 AquaX Junior Sprint Race 1
12:00 - 12:15 AquaX Sprint Practice + Race 1
12:15 - 12:30 Freestyle Display + Hydroflight 2
12:15 - 13:00 AquaX Enduro Parade & Practice + Race 1
13:00 - 13:30 Superstock Race 1
13:30 - 13:45 Freestyle Display + Hydroflight 3
13:45 - 14:15 Superstock Race 2
14:15 - 14:30 Oban Rib Challenge 2
14:30 - 14:45 AquaX Junior Sprint Race 2
14:45 - 15:00 AquaX Sprint Race 2
15:00 - 15:30 Water Ski Racing
15:30 - 15:45 Freestyle Display + Hydroflight 4
15:45 - 16:15 AquaX Enduro Race 2

Sunday 25th June

10:00 - 10:25 Water Ski Racing Practice
10:30 - 10:45 Freestyle Display + Hydroflight 1
10:45 - 11:15 Water Ski Racing
11:15 - 11:30 Oban Rib Challenge 3
11:30 - 11:45 AquaX Junior Sprint Race 3
11:45 - 12:00 AquaX Sprint Race 3
12:00 - 12:15 Freestyle Display + Hydroflight 2
12:00 - 13:00 Superstock Race Practice + Race 3
13:00 - 13:45 AquaX Enduro Race 3
13:45 - 14:00 Freestyle Display + Hydroflight 3
14:00 - 14:15 Oban Rib Challenge 4
14:15 - 14:30 AquaX Junior Sprint Race 4
14:30 - 14:45 AquaX Sprint Race 4
14:45 - 15:15 Superstock Race 4 + Winner's Drive By
15:15 - 15:30 Freestyle Display + Hydroflight 4
15:30 - 16:00 Water Ski Racing
16:00 - 16:30 Podium - All Classes


We are in constant dialogue with range of key partners including Police Scotland ahead of the P1 Scottish Grand Prix of the Sea event to ensure all appropriate safety and security measures are in place on 24 & 25 June. The safety of visitors and competitors is of paramount importance to us.

Visitors should enter the event area at The Esplanade pedestrian entry points at the junction of Johnston Street and the junction with North Street, where there will be security checks in place including bag searches.

Pedestrian access will not be permitted through side streets at Roseneath Street, Madeira Street and Bentinck Street.

Entry continues to be free for the event but bag searches will be a condition of entry to the main event area on The Esplanade between Johnston Street and North Street.

We are committed to delivering a fun action packed weekend of racing on the water and activity on The Esplanade.

Every effort will be made to ensure smooth access to the event area for visitors, but please be patient if during peak times there are short delays.

Esplanade Showcase

The P1 Scottish Grand Prix of the Sea isn't the only entertainment on show over the weekend. When not watching the high-speed action unfold, you will be able to check out the Esplanade Showcase which is offering children's rides, vintage fire engines and the chance to try your hand at tennis. Obsessed with the local culture? Why not check out the marquees dedicated to the history and heritage of Inverclyde.

For those that are fans of everything digital, a minecraft version of Greenock will allow for you to be dropped in the middle of a live dig. New to the showcase this year is the food and drink village, which will provide a tasty treat of all the local Inverclyde produce for visitors to sample. If the entertainment on the water isn't enough, there will be a marquee showcasing a number of local singer/songwriters. There will also be historical film of the ship building footage on the Clyde showcased.

Marquee schedule

Saturday 24th June

11:30am - Historical film footage
12:00pm - Davy Nicol
12:30pm - Rabbie Burns recital
13:00pm - Historical film footage
13:30pm - Anthony McElwee
14:00pm - Martin Jones
14:30pm - Rabbie Burns recital
15:00pm - Historical film footage
15:30pm - Roger Graham
16:00pm - Davy Nicol

Sunday 25th June

11:30am - Historical film footage
12:00pm - Martin Jones
12:30pm - Rabbie Burns recital
13:00pm - Historical film footage
13:30pm - Roger Graham
14:00pm - Anthony McElwee
14:30pm - Rabbie Burns recital
15:00pm - Historical film footage
15:30pm - Roger Graham
16:00pm - Historical film footage

Getting there

To keep up to date with all the latest traffic information in Greenock, make sure you visit trafficscotland.org/

Greenock Race Site Area

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Greenock Race Site Area

Inverclyde Showcase Map

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Inverclyde Showcase Map

P1 Superstock UK Heat Results for:Greenock
P1 Superstock UK Standings
Pos # Team Aalborg Greenock Milford Haven Scarborough Pts
1st 07 Platinum Products 80 - - - 80
2nd 01 Pertemps Network 74 - - - 74
3rd 926 Experience Kissimmee Racing Team 63 - - - 63
4th 28 Milford Waterfront 63 - - - 63
5th 82 Inverclyde 53 - - - 53
6th 00 Typhoo 50 - - - 50
7th 08 PickfordsFX powered by TorFX 53 - - - 53
8th 90 Arthur J Gallagher 48 - - - 48
9th 69 South Street 48 - - - 48
10th 13 Rawbank Racing - - - - 0

P1 SuperStock UK hits Greenock for the 2017 P1 Scottish Grand Prix of the Sea, on the 24-25 June.

P1 racing moves across the North Sea to Scotland when Greenock will again be aiming to attract thousands of spectators to the banks of the Clyde. The area is undergoing a major period of regeneration and reimaging, and major events such as the P1 Scottish Grand Prix of the Sea provide the perfect platform to attract new companies that create jobs, boost the area’s tourism-related businesses, demonstrate the region’s ability to host major events and also support its claim to the title ‘marine leisure capital of Scotland.’

The historic industrial town by the Firth of Clyde, 25 miles west of Glasgow, Greenock retains much of its impressive Victorian buildings with multiple attractions for P1 fans to enjoy during race weekend, including the McLean Museum and Art Gallery and the Old West Kirk. The town is home to the world's first Burns Club, with many of the founding members having known Robert Burns himself. Burns' love Mary Campbell (Highland Mary) died in the town and is buried in Greenock Cemetery.

The Greenock Cut is an aqueduct which is one of the top 50 walks in Scotland, offering panoramic views of the Clyde. The walk has a visitor centre which includes an interactive exhibition and coffee shop. Other viewpoints over the Clyde can be found at the town's Esplanade, where visitors can overlook Gourock and the Tail of the Bank, and at Lyle Hill where a beacon sits which celebrates the Silver Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth and is still lit on special occasions. A distinctive anchor shaped war memorial to the Free French forces who fought in World War II stands on the western brow, in homage to the Maillé Brézé which exploded off Greenock's coast and the other Free French vessels which sailed from the town.

Greenock has a number of shopping facilities, including the Oak Mall Shopping Centre, and many restaurants, cafes and pubs to eat in. The town has a variety of sporting facilities.

Greenock boasts nine railway stations, which provide services to Glasgow, Gourock, Wemyss Bay and other surrounding stops. There is a number of local bus routes as well as services to further destinations such as Glasgow, Largs and Dunoon. Ferries run from Victoria Harbour along the Firth of Clyde to Dunoon and other destinations. The town is located at the end of the M8 motorway which begins in Edinburgh and travels through Glasgow, making it easily accessible by car.

For all traffic info, visit trafficscotland.org/

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VIP Hospitality

The 2017 P1 racing season is set to be our most exciting to date and we are delighted to offer VIP Hospitality packages at each of the 4 breath-taking venues we will be visiting. The P1 Scottish Grand Prix of the Sea is likely to be one of our most popular venues with VIP guests enjoying best views of the P1 SuperStock & AquaX action on the magnificent River Clyde.

Please download our VIP Hospitality brochure for more information, we are happy to discuss bespoke packages should you wish. Bookings can be made directly with P1:

Lara Johnston (P1 Event Operations Manager)
lara.johnston@powerboatp1.com Tel: 0207 258 8446

Sponsorship Packages

Sponsorship packages are still available for the inaugural event at a range of different levels. If you would like to find out more information, please contact P1 Chief Operating Officer, robert.wicks@powerboatp1.com.

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