Grand Prix of the Sea

3 - 4 Sep 2017
Bournemouth Pier, England

Expect dare-devil stunts and plenty of sea based action at the Grand Prix of the Sea competition in Bournemouth.

  • When? 3rd - 4th September 2017
  • Where? Bournemouth seafront
  • Price: TBC

This competition might be missing the likes of Button and Hamilton, but it's nevertheless one of the most exciting water sports events on England's south coast. Replacing cars with powerboats and jet skis, this isn't your average Grand Prix as competitors battle it out on the waves to be crowned this year's champion.

The Powerboat P1 and Aqua X Jetski Championships (to give the event its full name) is one of the fastest growing water sports series in the world. The powerboat race comprises of two P1 Panther boats which race against each other while completing a two nautical mile course (expect plenty of twists and turns). The Aqua X Jetski race is much bigger with even more manoeuvres and dare-devil stunts. If you prefer dry land then you can watch from the comfort of Bournemouth’s beach or famous pier (who knows you may even catch some late summer rays).

As well as the races themselves, there will also be displays of boats, meet-and-greets with the drivers, competitions and live commentary. Spanning two days, the event is the perfect addition to your English seaside break and hey, it's far more unpredictable than your average four wheeled circuit. We'll see you at the finish line.

  • Get there: Local buses provide the easiest way of getting around.
  • Stay: Find a hotel close to the beach so you don't miss any of the action.


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