P1 Powerboats and Jet Skis to return to Bournemouth

Poole-based former P1 team owner Richard Carr is delighted that the hugely popular P1 Powerboat series will return to Bournemouth later this year.

Final hurdle

The Grand Prix of the Sea in Dorset will prove the final challenge for this year’s competitors when the series heads south in September.

The season finale will be played out in front of thousands for locals on Bournemouth seafront with a fleet of eleven powerboats and more than thirty Jet Ski riders serving up a feast of exhilarating action over the first weekend of September, 2016/


P1 will visit Bournemouth for a third time later this year signalling the impressive growth and quality of the town’s free events programme, which often plays a major role when the promoter selects its venues for its national championships.

A further feature is the town’s superb amphitheatre setting for spectators which allows racing to be watched from the cliff to, beach and pier.

P1’s chief operating officer Robert Wicks told raceboatinternational.com: “Our event is a festival of skill and power, with a headline double bill of close-to-shore powerboat and jet ski racing plus on-the-water displays and a parade of around forty smart cars. It’s all about family entertainment and it’s free to watch.”

P1’s attendance in the town will hopefully introduce a new range of visitors into the area and help boost local trade and increase footfall in the town.


Paul Clarke, General Manager of the West Cliff Hallmark hotel and Chairman of the Coastal BID said: “We are proud to host and support the event in Bournemouth for the third year. It provides a superb showcase for the town through extensive media exposure, provides free entertainment for residents and visitors of all ages, and extends the tourism season into September to create local economic impact.”

For those not able to watch the race live can see the action on Sky Sports and Motors TV, whilst internationally it will be shown on leading sports channels in more than 100 countries.

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