Powerboat P1 is the fastest growing marine motorsport series in the world and has a long term commitment to growing and developing the sport of powerboating at all levels.
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Quantum Racing excelled in the unique conditions of Cardiff Bay as tens of thousands of supporters were treated to spectacular racing and stunning sunshine across both days of a fabulous Bank Holiday weekend.
Having been beaten by Pertemps in the first race of the day, Quantum got their revenge in a thrilling finale as the two fought side by side for large parts of the seven lap race. Despite the loss, Pertemps will be delighted that their lead at the top has effectively been enhanced after Experience Kissimmee, their closest rivals, could only manage fifth.
Rawbank held off E:Marine Racing to clinch third but the hard luck story of the weekend went to South Street, who won two of the three heats but were disqualified from another when racing in second for not taking their long lap at the correct time.
The P1 SuperStock calendar comes to a close this weekend as the teams roll into Bournemouth for the Grand Finale - September 3-4.
NOT-TO-BE-MISSED! World Champion, Lee Stone and British Champion, Jason Bleasdale will be out on the water creating waves as they flip, twist and perform a display of exciting jet ski stunts. Whether it is their aerial back flips or no-handed barrel rolls, you are sure to be impressed. The boys will be performing on the water at various times throughout the day and will be speaking about their experiences and how they got into the sport in their live interviews.
Throughout the day we will keep you up to date on all the action out on the water. Our P1 Commentators will let you know which team or rider is in the lead as well as who are chasing them down! The LIVE INTERVIEWS that are scheduled throughout the day will give you insight into who the riders are, their stories, their history and their ambitions.
At specific times in the morning and later afternoon on both Saturday & Sunday, members of the public will be able to visit the P1 SuperStock pits at CARDIFF BAY. Here you will catch a glimpse of the craft and watch the teams prepare and recover from the racing.
Some of the racers can barely stand they are so out of breath once we get them up on the podium after the racing! This is our chance to honour the winning racers and riders in front the crowds who have just watched them race. They are presented their medals and trophies before they crack open the champagne and do the celebratory spray into the crowd .you had better stand back!
A chance to meet your hero and get their autograph. These sessions will be held throughout the days on both Saturday 28th and Sunday 29th August.
This summer enjoy all that Cardiff has to offer with their series of diverse and inclusive events that take place across the city during the summer months. Enjoy popular family entertainment, bright parades, open-air theatre, world-class sporting events and much more.
The race centre is our operational hub, where we coordinate all our action on the water. You will be able to find out the history of P1, see a boat and jet ski up close, try on some racing gear, purchase some P1 goodies and meet and greet some of the riders.
10.30 - 11.00
11.00 - 11.15
Oban RIB Display
11.15 - 11.30
11.30 - 11.50
AquaX Junior Sprint Practice & Race 1
11.50 - 12.15
AquaX Sprint Practice & Race 1
12.30 - 13.30
AquaX Enduro Practice + Race 1
13.30 - 13.45
13.45 - 14.00
Oban RIB Challenge
14.00 - 15.15
SuperStock Heat 1
15.15 - 15.30
AquaX Junior Sprint Practice & Race 2
15.30 - 15.45
AquaX Sprint & Race 2
15.45 - 17.00
SuperStock Heat 2
17.00 - 17.30
AquaX Enduro Race 2
17.30 - 17.45
11.00 - 11.30
11.30 - 11.45
Oban RIB Display
11.45 - 13.00
SuperStock Practice & Heat 3
13.00 - 13.15
AquaX Junior Sprint Race 3
13.15 - 13.30
AquaX Sprint + Race 3
13.30 - 13.45
13.45 - 14.00
Oban RIB Challenge
14.00 - 14.45
AquaX Enduro Race 3
14.45 - 15.00
15.00 - 15.15
AquaX Junior Sprint Race 4
15.15 - 15.30
AquaX Sprint Race 4
15.30 - 16.15
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After the success of the previous years, where thousands of supporters turned up to watch P1’s powerboat and jetski racers duke it out, the championship returns to Cardiff for the P1 Welsh Grand Prix of the Sea, on 28-29 August.
Just a mile from the vibrant city centre, the old docklands have been re-developed to create Cardiff Bay, which boasts a variety of bar, restaurants and attractions to take advantage of whilst watching the P1 Panthers and AquaXers battle it out for precious points.
When all the excitement on the water has finished, there are still plenty of stunning attractions for visitors to take advantage of. Cardiff is the best location for a mixture of arts, entertainment and shopping. Our top tip is to visit Cardiff Castle, positioned at the heart of capital, with a history that stretches over 2000 years.
With popular family entertainment, bright parades, open-air theatre, world-class sporting events and much more happening this summer, check out the Cardiff Festival to find out more about what Cardiff has to offer this summer.
Cardiff really does have something for everybody, so come and join us for an experience to remember!
After a hugely successful inaugural event in 2014, we are very excited to see the mix of SuperStock powerboat racing and AquaX jet ski action returning to the Welsh capital to wow the crowds at the 2015 P1 Welsh Grand Prix of the Sea. Cardiff Bay provides an outstanding racing venue and it is from The Barrage that you can get closest to the action.
VIP Hospitality on The Barrage not only provides access to the VIP Marquee but also to the P1 Race Centre, as well as the Wet & Dry Pits where you can see the teams & racers preparing for racing and being ‘slipped’ into and out of the water.
Please make your way to the P1 Hospitality Suite on The Barrage for registration & pass collection
Tea & Coffee served with a selection of breakfast pastries
We will preview the day’s events, talk about the sea conditions and introduce you to the P1 SuperStock powerboat & P1 AquaX jet ski race series.
Join us for a short journey to Mermaid Quay to visit the Race Pits where you will see all the craft getting ready to launch and drivers making final preparations
Served in the VIP Marquee. Please ensure you let us know of any dietary requirements.
Smoked Salmon w Welsh Feather Asparagus
A Lemon & Black Pepper Mayonnaise w homemade breads
Option 1: Breast of Roast Chicken served with a Creamy Leek Sauce, Roast Potatoes & a Panache of Vegetables
Option 2: Mediterranean Vegetable Wellington
* Please note timings are subject to racing conditions on the day
Cardiff Bay Barrage, Cardiff Bay, CF10 4LY
- Take Junction 33 off M4 motorway following signposts for Cardiff Bay on A4232.
- Travel for about 8 miles and exit at the junction sign posted Penarth on the A4055 (the Cogan Spur)
- On the A4055 exit at the next roundabout (at the top of the hill) turning left onto the A4160 and heading toward Penarth.
- Turn left after 100m at the roundabout, sign posted Penarth Marina.
- At the roundabout take second left and head towards Penarth Marina. Tesco's is on your right.
- At next roundabout go straight on and continue for half a mile over speed bumps, turning left at the roundabout and into The Barrage car park. You will see - The Barrage Control building a short walk away across the lock bridges.
Postal Codes & Parking Facilities
- The postal code for The Barrage car park is CF64 1TT, it is then a short walk to VIP Hospitality. Please see map overleaf
- Taxi’s are available on these numbers: (Bay Cars –029 2035 0350, Cardiff Cabs –029 2090 9090).
- It is advisable to get dropped off near to The Doctor Who Experience and make the short 15 minute walk towards The Barrage
- Casual dress is acceptable throughout the weekend. We recommend bringing warm clothing and a waterproof jacket as it can get quite windy on The Barrage.
- There are no dedicated medical facilities for guests. Please let staff know if there is anything we should be aware of. Please ensure you convey dietary requirements at the time of booking.
For enquiries and bookings please contact the Powerboat P1 Hospitality Team: Hospitality@PowerboatP1.com
Powerboat P1 Management Ltd, Queen Anne Mansions, 86/87 Wimpole Street, London, W1G 9RL, United Kingdom