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Lucky escape that made me stop and think

AS the boats line up at the end of the month for the start off the Royal Yacht Squadron of the 50th Cowes Classic Celebrating the anniversary of the Cowes Torquay Powerboat Race I’ll be enjoying the festivities on shore in the race village. Under doctor’s orders I am not allowed to race for three months which will mean I ...

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UK power teams turn up the heat

Shelly Jory - All At Sea

Nobody can say the world of Powerboat Racing isn’t exciting, as I found out at the GPS World Championship round in Malta last month! After securing the Silver medal on the Saturday and the championship leaders Baia down in fourth we were set for a fantastic weekend and the Malta Podium if we could finish higher than second on Sunday. ...

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Back in the driving seat to success

Shelly Jory - All At Sea

It was little over month ago that I was left asking myself if my 2010 dream of a World Championship title was a possibility or shattered before the season had even started. The race promoters pulled out leaving the Powerboat P1 teams without a championship. But with the passion and commitment that powerboat racers possess in abundance, race officials and ...

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Yes but … no but … yes!

Shelly Jory - All At Sea

Wow what a month! While most people have been doing last minute preparations to their boats for the season ahead of them Powerboat P1’s World Championship competitors were left wondering if they would have a season to race in at all. At an extraordinary meeting of Powerboat P1 Management and the race teams on April 1 in London, The chairman ...

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Racing with 500 Easter eggs in tow

Shelly Jory - All At Sea

I got my 2010 season underway with a race against the clock to deliver 500 Easter eggs. The charity challenge came from my new Sponsors, Rotary Watches, who decided to put me to the test before the season started and tasked me with delivering the Rotary Easter Eggs by road and water to 500 deserving children in various locations along ...

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Best seat in the house for RYA awards

Shelly Jory - RYA Awards

I had one of the best seats in the house at the RYA Powerboat Racing Awards Ceremony last month. More than 50 champions attended the prestigious annual event when the top powerboat racers from all three of the country’s powerboat racing disciplines gathered to celebrate their achievements. I joined Powerboat Racing Manager John Puddifoot on stage at the De Vere ...

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Eyes down for 2010 after a whirlwind year

Malcolm Goodman- Shelly Jory - All At Sea

Last year came and went so fast and our attentions have already turned to the season ahead of us and the 2010 championship titles that are up for grabs. Unfortunately there will be absent faces on start lines next year following the tragic Offshore Circuit Racing accident in the UK in August that saw the death of Alex Edmonds. Trevor, ...

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Time to wrap up season in silk, lace and confetti

Shelly Jory - All At Sea

While for the most of us the powerboat racing season is over a couple of classes are still winding up their National Championships and a few of the Brits have headed to warmer climates to take part in world championships and international competitions. Meanwhile still in the UK the speed freaks will be preparing their boats to head to the ...

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Bells are ringing at end of hectic racing season

Shelly Jory - All At Sea

So it’s the end of the season but life is as hectic as usual. Anticipations were high heading into the final Powerboat P1 race of the season in Sicily,  Italy. As Powerpole approached we were faced with extreme conditions and the first really rough seas P1 experienced this year. Racing in the UK has prepared me for rough waters and ...

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Teaching an old sea dog new tricks

Shelly Jory - Powerboat - All At Sea

This year has seen me race in the Powerboat P1 World Championships all over Europe but with no race on the calendar in the UK I started looking for other options as I really wanted to race on home waters. Looking at the RYA Offshore Powerboat calendar my obvious choice was the Cowes-Torquay-Cowes race over the August bank holiday weekend. ...

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