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Drama on and off the water in Greenock

The second running of the P1 Scottish Grand Prix of the Sea served up a feast of thrills and spills on the Clyde and was then followed by an unexpected twist after the final race.

Reigning UK and world champions Sam and Daisy Coleman again proved dominant as they powered to a second straight victory in Greenock this weekend.

However, following post-race scrutineering on Sunday, the engines of both the Pertemps Network and Arthur J Gallagher boats were found by race officials to have failed technical inspection and the teams were subsequently disqualified from the weekend’s results*.

This handed the Milford Waterfront team their first ever P1 SuperStock Grand Prix victory after initially having to settle for second place behind Pertemps in a closely fought battle over the two days.

After heading into the final day level on points with Milford Waterfront, Pertemps battled their way to the lead in both races on Sunday and never looked back despite constant pressure from Charles Morris and Andrew Foster in the Pembrokeshire Panther.

It would be a first podium finish for the Anglo-Welsh pairing who only joined the SuperStock series last year and missed out narrowly on third place in Denmark earlier this month.

P1’s second visit to Inverclyde again attracted tens of thousands of spectators along Greenock Esplanade, who were entertained by some outstanding racing with the crews being hugely challenged by the constantly changing conditions.

One of several crews who will also be pleased with their performances this weekend are the Jackson brothers in the Experience Kissimmee race boat, who subsequently found themselves on the podium despite picking up a time penalty on day one following the disqualification of Pertemps.

Local favourites Spirit of Inverclyde with father and daughter pairing Dave and Ashleigh Finlayson in the cockpit recorded another set of consistent results at their second ever Grand Prix weekend to finish fourth, in particular pushing Platinum Products close in the final race who take third and a lead in the championship standings

There was drama to end the weekend’s racing after South Street suffered a mechanical failure on lap one of race four, causing them to veer left into Pickfords who had no time to avoid collision.

Both crews were taken for medical checks but thankfully were cleared with no serious injuries, although they were not able to restart the race after the red flag was waved.

P1 Managing Director Robert Wicks reflected on a hugely eventful weekend: “Our partnership with the co-hosts of Inverclyde Council and Riverside Inverclyde here in Greenock is immensely rewarding and the crowd of tens of thousands of local residents and visitors were treated to some spectacular race action.

“The Clyde provides a superb race venue which this weekend proved to be immensely challenging for the P1 SuperStock crews.”

After their superb performance to take victory, the Milford Waterfront team can now look forward to racing in front of their home crowd when the 2017 P1 SuperStock UK Championship moves on to Milford Haven in three week’s time.

* In line with UIM procedures, the two disqualified teams will have the right to appeal the decision.

UPDATE (12th July): The decision to disqualify Pertemps Network and Arthur J Gallagher at the Scottish Grand Prix of the Sea has been overturned by a Royal Yachting Association jury due to a technicality and their points reinstated.

The second running of the P1 Scottish Grand Prix of the Sea served up a feast of thrills and spills on the Clyde and was then followed by an unexpected twist after the final race.

The P1 Superstock UK Championship returns to Greenock, Scotland on 24-25 June for more high-octane action on the River Clyde.

Saturday 24th June

10:00 - 10:30 Superstock Practice
10:30 - 10:50 Water Ski Race Practice
10:50 - 11:00 Freestyle Display + Hydroflight 1
11:00 - 11:30 Water Ski Racing
11:30 - 11:45 Oban Rib Challenge 1
11:45 - 12:00 AquaX Junior Sprint Race 1
12:00 - 12:15 AquaX Sprint Practice + Race 1
12:15 - 12:30 Freestyle Display + Hydroflight 2
12:15 - 13:00 AquaX Enduro Parade & Practice + Race 1
13:00 - 13:30 Superstock Race 1
13:30 - 13:45 Freestyle Display + Hydroflight 3
13:45 - 14:15 Superstock Race 2
14:15 - 14:30 Oban Rib Challenge 2
14:30 - 14:45 AquaX Junior Sprint Race 2
14:45 - 15:00 AquaX Sprint Race 2
15:00 - 15:30 Water Ski Racing
15:30 - 15:45 Freestyle Display + Hydroflight 4
15:45 - 16:15 AquaX Enduro Race 2

Sunday 25th June

10:00 - 10:25 Water Ski Racing Practice
10:30 - 10:45 Freestyle Display + Hydroflight 1
10:45 - 11:15 Water Ski Racing
11:15 - 11:30 Oban Rib Challenge 3
11:30 - 11:45 AquaX Junior Sprint Race 3
11:45 - 12:00 AquaX Sprint Race 3
12:00 - 12:15 Freestyle Display + Hydroflight 2
12:00 - 13:00 Superstock Race Practice + Race 3
13:00 - 13:45 AquaX Enduro Race 3
13:45 - 14:00 Freestyle Display + Hydroflight 3
14:00 - 14:15 Oban Rib Challenge 4
14:15 - 14:30 AquaX Junior Sprint Race 4
14:30 - 14:45 AquaX Sprint Race 4
14:45 - 15:15 Superstock Race 4 + Winner's Drive By
15:15 - 15:30 Freestyle Display + Hydroflight 4
15:30 - 16:00 Water Ski Racing
16:00 - 16:30 Podium - All Classes

Security

We are in constant dialogue with range of key partners including Police Scotland ahead of the P1 Scottish Grand Prix of the Sea event to ensure all appropriate safety and security measures are in place on 24 & 25 June. The safety of visitors and competitors is of paramount importance to us.

Visitors should enter the event area at The Esplanade pedestrian entry points at the junction of Johnston Street and the junction with North Street, where there will be security checks in place including bag searches.

Pedestrian access will not be permitted through side streets at Roseneath Street, Madeira Street and Bentinck Street.

Entry continues to be free for the event but bag searches will be a condition of entry to the main event area on The Esplanade between Johnston Street and North Street.

We are committed to delivering a fun action packed weekend of racing on the water and activity on The Esplanade.

Every effort will be made to ensure smooth access to the event area for visitors, but please be patient if during peak times there are short delays.

Esplanade Showcase

The P1 Scottish Grand Prix of the Sea isn't the only entertainment on show over the weekend. When not watching the high-speed action unfold, you will be able to check out the Esplanade Showcase which is offering children's rides, vintage fire engines and the chance to try your hand at tennis. Obsessed with the local culture? Why not check out the marquees dedicated to the history and heritage of Inverclyde.

For those that are fans of everything digital, a minecraft version of Greenock will allow for you to be dropped in the middle of a live dig. New to the showcase this year is the food and drink village, which will provide a tasty treat of all the local Inverclyde produce for visitors to sample. If the entertainment on the water isn't enough, there will be a marquee showcasing a number of local singer/songwriters. There will also be historical film of the ship building footage on the Clyde showcased.

Marquee schedule

Saturday 24th June

11:30am - Historical film footage
12:00pm - Davy Nicol
12:30pm - Rabbie Burns recital
13:00pm - Historical film footage
13:30pm - Anthony McElwee
14:00pm - Martin Jones
14:30pm - Rabbie Burns recital
15:00pm - Historical film footage
15:30pm - Roger Graham
16:00pm - Davy Nicol

Sunday 25th June

11:30am - Historical film footage
12:00pm - Martin Jones
12:30pm - Rabbie Burns recital
13:00pm - Historical film footage
13:30pm - Roger Graham
14:00pm - Anthony McElwee
14:30pm - Rabbie Burns recital
15:00pm - Historical film footage
15:30pm - Roger Graham
16:00pm - Historical film footage

Getting there

To keep up to date with all the latest traffic information in Greenock, make sure you visit trafficscotland.org/

Greenock Race Site Area

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Greenock Race Site Area

Inverclyde Showcase Map

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Inverclyde Showcase Map

P1 Superstock UK Heat Results for:Greenock
Heat 1 Results Date: Sat 24 Jun 2017
Round: 2 Heat 1
Class: P1 Panther 250 UK P1 Panther 250 UK
Race Distance: 19.68 nm Laps: 12
Pos # Team Driver Navigator Time Avg Kts Avg MPH Avg KPH Pts
1st 01 Pertemps Network Sam Coleman Daisy Coleman 00:22:24 52.71 60.66 97.63 20
2nd 926 Experience Kissimmee Racing Team Neil Jackson Jason Jackson 00:22:27 52.60 60.53 97.41 17
3rd 28 Milford Waterfront Charles Morris Andrew Foster 00:22:45 51.90 59.73 96.12 15
4th 07 Platinum Products James Norvill Charlie Parsons-Young 00:23:00 51.34 59.08 95.08 14
5th 82 Inverclyde David Finlayson Ashleigh Finlayson 00:23:08 51.04 58.74 94.53 13
6th 08 PickfordsFX powered by TorFX Lee Norvall Glynn Norvall 00:23:11 50.93 58.61 94.33 12
7th 00 Typhoo Kevin Hunt Carl Turner 00:23:46 49.68 57.17 92.01 11
8th 90 Arthur J Gallagher Dave Taft Andy Cousins 00:24:15 48.69 56.03 90.18 10
9th 69 South Street Frederick Bastin Buby Bertels Did Not Start 0.00 0.00 0.00 -
Heat 2 Results Date: Sat 24 Jun 2017
Round: 2 Heat 2
Class: P1 Panther 250 UK P1 Panther 250 UK
Race Distance: 16.4 nm Laps: 10
Pos # Team Driver Navigator Time Avg Kts Avg MPH Avg KPH Pts
1st 28 Milford Waterfront Charles Morris Andrew Foster 00:19:49 49.66 57.14 91.96 20
2nd 07 Platinum Products James Norvill Charlie Parsons-Young 00:20:04 49.04 56.43 90.82 17
3rd 01 Pertemps Network Sam Coleman Daisy Coleman 00:20:13 48.67 56.01 90.14 15
4th 82 Inverclyde David Finlayson Ashleigh Finlayson 00:20:21 48.35 55.64 89.55 14
5th 08 PickfordsFX powered by TorFX Lee Norvall Glynn Norvall 00:20:27 48.12 55.37 89.11 13
6th 926 Experience Kissimmee Racing Team Neil Jackson Jason Jackson 00:20:55 47.04 54.14 87.13 12
7th 00 Typhoo Kevin Hunt Carl Turner 00:22:00 44.73 51.47 82.83 11
8th 90 Arthur J Gallagher Dave Taft Andy Cousins 00:21:13 46.38 53.37 85.89 10
9th 69 South Street Frederick Bastin Buby Bertels Did Not Start 0.00 0.00 0.00 -
Heat 3 Results Date: Sat 24 Jun 2017
Round: 2 Heat 3
Class: P1 Panther 250 UK P1 Panther 250 UK
Race Distance: 19.68 nm Laps: 12
Pos # Team Driver Navigator Time Avg Kts Avg MPH Avg KPH Pts
1st 01 Pertemps Network Sam Coleman Daisy Coleman 00:22:02 53.59 61.67 99.25 20
2nd 28 Milford Waterfront Charles Morris Andrew Foster 00:22:13 53.15 61.16 98.43 17
3rd 07 Platinum Products James Norvill Charlie Parsons-Young 00:22:19 52.91 60.89 97.99 15
4th 926 Experience Kissimmee Racing Team Neil Jackson Jason Jackson 00:22:24 52.71 60.66 97.63 14
5th 82 Inverclyde David Finlayson Ashleigh Finlayson 00:22:49 51.75 59.55 95.84 13
6th 08 PickfordsFX powered by TorFX Lee Norvall Glynn Norvall 00:23:16 50.75 58.40 93.99 12
7th 00 Typhoo Kevin Hunt Carl Turner 00:23:28 50.32 57.91 93.19 11
8th 90 Arthur J Gallagher Dave Taft Andy Cousins 00:23:32 50.18 57.74 92.93 10
9th 69 South Street Frederick Bastin Buby Bertels Disqualified 51.68 59.47 95.70 0
Heat 4 Results Date: Sat 24 Jun 2017
Round: 2 Heat 4
Class: P1 Panther 250 UK P1 Panther 250 UK
Race Distance: 14.76 nm Laps: 9
Pos # Team Driver Navigator Time Avg Kts Avg MPH Avg KPH Pts
1st 01 Pertemps Network Sam Coleman Daisy Coleman 00:17:03 51.94 59.77 96.20 20
2nd 28 Milford Waterfront Charles Morris Andrew Foster 00:17:06 51.79 59.60 95.91 17
3rd 926 Experience Kissimmee Racing Team Neil Jackson Jason Jackson 00:17:08 51.69 59.48 95.73 15
4th 07 Platinum Products James Norvill Charlie Parsons-Young 00:17:47 49.80 57.31 92.23 14
5th 82 Inverclyde David Finlayson Ashleigh Finlayson 00:17:50 49.66 57.15 91.97 13
6th 90 Arthur J Gallagher Dave Taft Andy Cousins 00:18:15 48.53 55.84 89.87 12
7th 00 Typhoo Kevin Hunt Carl Turner 00:18:41 47.40 54.55 87.79 11
8th 08 PickfordsFX powered by TorFX Lee Norvall Glynn Norvall Did Not Start 0.00 0.00 0.00 -
9th 69 South Street Frederick Bastin Buby Bertels Did Not Start 0.00 0.00 0.00 -
P1 Superstock UK Standings
Pos # Team Aalborg Greenock Milford Haven Scarborough Pts
1st 01 Pertemps Network 74 75 98 - 247
2nd 28 Milford Waterfront 63 69 110 - 242
3rd 926 Experience Kissimmee Racing Team 63 58 53 - 174
4th 08 PickfordsFX powered by TorFX 53 37 84 - 174
5th 00 Typhoo 50 44 78 - 172
6th 82 Inverclyde 53 53 45 - 151
7th 07 Platinum Products 80 60 - - 140
8th 90 Arthur J Gallagher 48 42 40 - 130
9th 69 South Street 48 - - - 48
10th 13 Rawbank Racing - - - - 0

P1 SuperStock UK hits Greenock for the 2017 P1 Scottish Grand Prix of the Sea, on the 24-25 June.

P1 racing moves across the North Sea to Scotland when Greenock will again be aiming to attract thousands of spectators to the banks of the Clyde. The area is undergoing a major period of regeneration and reimaging, and major events such as the P1 Scottish Grand Prix of the Sea provide the perfect platform to attract new companies that create jobs, boost the area’s tourism-related businesses, demonstrate the region’s ability to host major events and also support its claim to the title ‘marine leisure capital of Scotland.’

The historic industrial town by the Firth of Clyde, 25 miles west of Glasgow, Greenock retains much of its impressive Victorian buildings with multiple attractions for P1 fans to enjoy during race weekend, including the McLean Museum and Art Gallery and the Old West Kirk. The town is home to the world's first Burns Club, with many of the founding members having known Robert Burns himself. Burns' love Mary Campbell (Highland Mary) died in the town and is buried in Greenock Cemetery.

The Greenock Cut is an aqueduct which is one of the top 50 walks in Scotland, offering panoramic views of the Clyde. The walk has a visitor centre which includes an interactive exhibition and coffee shop. Other viewpoints over the Clyde can be found at the town's Esplanade, where visitors can overlook Gourock and the Tail of the Bank, and at Lyle Hill where a beacon sits which celebrates the Silver Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth and is still lit on special occasions. A distinctive anchor shaped war memorial to the Free French forces who fought in World War II stands on the western brow, in homage to the Maillé Brézé which exploded off Greenock's coast and the other Free French vessels which sailed from the town.

Greenock has a number of shopping facilities, including the Oak Mall Shopping Centre, and many restaurants, cafes and pubs to eat in. The town has a variety of sporting facilities.

Greenock boasts nine railway stations, which provide services to Glasgow, Gourock, Wemyss Bay and other surrounding stops. There is a number of local bus routes as well as services to further destinations such as Glasgow, Largs and Dunoon. Ferries run from Victoria Harbour along the Firth of Clyde to Dunoon and other destinations. The town is located at the end of the M8 motorway which begins in Edinburgh and travels through Glasgow, making it easily accessible by car.

For all traffic info, visit trafficscotland.org/

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VIP Hospitality

The 2017 P1 racing season is set to be our most exciting to date and we are delighted to offer VIP Hospitality packages at each of the 4 breath-taking venues we will be visiting. The P1 Scottish Grand Prix of the Sea is likely to be one of our most popular venues with VIP guests enjoying best views of the P1 SuperStock & AquaX action on the magnificent River Clyde.

Please download our VIP Hospitality brochure for more information, we are happy to discuss bespoke packages should you wish. Bookings can be made directly with P1:

Lara Johnston (P1 Event Operations Manager)
Email:
lara.johnston@powerboatp1.com Tel: 0207 258 8446

Sponsorship Packages

Sponsorship packages are still available for the inaugural event at a range of different levels. If you would like to find out more information, please contact P1 Chief Operating Officer, robert.wicks@powerboatp1.com.

To see a full list of our partners, please click here.

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