On Saturday 02 February, some 230 racers, supporters, friends and family, turned up to celebrate the success of British Powerboat racers from across the sports many disciplines at the RYA Powerboat Racing awards ceremony 2012.
A staggering 52 awards were presented to the crème-de-la-crème of powerboat racers who last year clinched a whole host of British, European, World and Speed records across the sports many racing classes.
The evening’s ceremony was hosted by world renowned powerboat racer Shelley Jory-Leigh and the voice of circuit powerboat racing and racer Jason Mantripp, with special guest, TV personality Tiff Needell.
'The awards ceremony is a highlight in the powerboat racing calendar when racers from across the disciplines get together and celebrate their successes.
'Throughout 2012 around 600 people raced powerboats over the three disciplines of Offshore, Circuit and Jet Sport with several representing Great Britain in International competition, proudly flying the British flag and doing our sport proud.
'We are delighted to have lots of these interesting and talented racers with us this evening', commented RYA Powerboat Racing Manager, John Puddifoot who opened the evening’s ceremony.
'We’ve had a fantastic turn out this evening and would like to thank everyone who came for such an enjoyable night and a special thank you to the evening’s sponsors Powerboat GP and those who kindly donated some fantastic prizes for the raffle', John concluded.
The evenings winners
RYA British Zapcat ZCR50X Champions - Richie Lake and Andrew Farmer RYA British BCC – 3 Champion - Ashleigh Foulser and Serena Neylen RYA British Class 3B Champion - Ashleigh Foulser and Serena Neylen UIM European GT15 Champion - Ben Jelf Powerboat GP RYA British GT15 Champion - Ben Jelf Powerboat GP RYA British GT15 Sprint Champion - Ben Jelf RYA British UKFFORC E1500 Champions - Jake Swann and Ben Kendall Powerboat GP RYA British T850 Sprint Champion - Bill Owen RYA British P1 Superstock 250 Champions - Dean Stoneman and Dean Paling RYA British Marathon B Champions - Vahid Ganjavian and Gareth Williams RYA British Marathon E Champions - Gordon Compton and Hazel Smith RYA British P750 Champions - Sean Fisher and Grant Pittard RYA British Ski Stock Novice Champion - Ian Everett RYA British BCC – 2 Champions - Neil Jackson and Jason Jackson RYA British P7505 Champions - Mike Littler and Joe Farley Powerboat GP RYA British GT30 Champion - Kevin Hill RYA British P1 AquaX 200 Champion - Khris Leach Powerboat GP RYA British OSY400 Champion - Luke Hugman Powerboat GP RYA British F2 Champion - Malcolm Goodman Powerboat GP RYA British F2 Sprint Champion - Malcolm Goodman Powerboat GP RYA British T850 Champion - Mark Williams Powerboat GP RYA British F4 Sprint Champion - Mark Williams RYA British P1 AquaX 250 Champion - Mat Shipley RYA British Zapcat King of the Surf Champions - Paul Holt and Paul Moxom RYA British Ski Stock 4 Stroke Champion - Richard Gilbert RYA British P1 AquaX 300 Champion - Russell Marmon RYA British P1 Superstock 150 Champion Navigator - Stuart Cureton and Sara Cureton Powerboat GP RYA British F4 Champion - Scott Curtis Powerboat GP RYA British Supercat Sprint - Scott Curtis RYA British Beginner Ski Champion - Shaun Marsh RYA British Veteran Ski Champion - Graham Leech IJSBA 2012 European Pro-Am - Anya Colley Ski Ladies Limited Champion - Anya Colley World and British GT15 Record Holder - Ben Jelf British Record Holder Club Championship Class Unlimited -Vahid Ganjavian and Gareth Williams British Record Holder Club Championship Class 1 - Gordon Compton and Hazel Smith British Record Holder Club Championship Class 2 - Neil Jackson and Jason Jackson World and British Record Holder Sport GP Class - Graham Leech British Record Holder Clubman Mono Unlimited - Adam Brown British Record Holder F-45 - Ben Morse British Record Holder RIB R2 Class - Chris Strickland World and British Record Holder Marathon A Class - Dean Gibbs World Record Holder UIM H1 Unlimited Hydroplane - John W Myers British Record Holder Marathon D Class - Mel Hatton British Record Holder RIB R2 Class - Peter Hart British Record Holder Clubman 1000 - Peter Hart British Record Holder Electric Unrestricted Runabout - Peter White British Record Holder P1 Superstock 150 Class - Vincent Berridge World and British Record Holder P1 Superstock 250 - Will Nurse Ian Stirling Memorial Trophy - Gordon Compton BJ Noone Award - Ian Wright Tony Needell Award - Terry Herring