Having failed to defend their UK championship title, Welsh pairing James Norvill and Charlie Parsons-Young eased to their GD Environmental boat home in Tavares to claim back to back titles.
British teams steal the show
GD Environmental has led the British attack across the shores in the past few years – and in some style. Their forth placed finish in Tavares earned them another title to their growing collection.
The pair eased in the USA style of racing and showed that consistent is key as they won the race weekend by one point ahead of Team Alisyn. The success is testament to John Wilson’s experience behind the wheel as he helped them to victory in the final race to seal the overall title.
Lycamobile come up short
Heading into the weekend only team Lycamobile could prevent Norvill and Parsons-Young lift the title. The challenge was a tough one from the outset and despite giving it their best shot with two race wins over the weekend it wasn’t enough to topple the Welsh pairing off the top.
Speaking after the race, Lycamobile pilot Lee Baker said: “It’s been a great year and Tavares was the perfect venue to finish the season.”
1st – CrimeLine – 80pts
2nd – Team Alisyn Oil – 79pts
3rd – Lycamobile – 78pts
1st – GD Environmental – 334pts
2nd – Lycamobile – 311pts
Team Alisyn Oil – 296pts
About Richard Carr
Richard Carr, of Poole, is one of the UK’s most experienced and successful powerboat racers, who has competed in the sport globally.
He has won numerous domestic and international honours: he became British Class 1 Champion in 1991; he was the winner of the coveted Needles Trophy and he also came second in the Cowes Torquay Cowes race in 1992. It was the year the race was controversially competed in the fog and it has been argued for many years that he actually won the race.
He is known in the sport for his aggressive racing character in rough seas and recently raced in the USA for Geico in 2011.