ThunderCat racing heading to Portsmouth

Image: Tim Tapping

Image: Tim Tapping

ThunderCat racing will be heading to Portsmouth on  27 and 28 June. Rounds 7 and 8 of the RYA TunderCat National Championship will see 21 4m inflatable boats compete.

Under the power of a 50hp outboard the boats can reach speeds of more than 60mph as the teams battle for pole positions, a place in the top 12 and ultimately the winner’s trophy.

Spectators will be able to view this free event from the promenade and beach, while an ‘F1 style pit lane” on Castle Fields, will allow those attending to get close to the boats, race crew and support teams.

Alan Priddy said: “I am delighted that this high octane watersport is coming to Portsmouth as part of the national championships. ThunderCat racing is brilliant fun as the boats race just yards from the shore, hitting speeds of more than 60mph as the competitors push their machines and themselves to the limit. It is truly spectacular.”

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