Following today’s announcement by the RYA, Powerboat GP would firstly like to say how sorry we are that the RYA have taken the decision to step down as the governing body of powerboat racing in the UK at the end of 2018. We would like to thank the RYA for their support and the working relationship that we have enjoyed over the last seven years.
There are a number of possible formats which we hope would see the continuation of a national race series from 2019 onwards, but at this point in time it is too early to for Powerboat GP to make any decisions regarding our future involvement in the sport.
We would like to stress though that it is very much business as usual for the remainder of the 2018 season. The three remaining Powerboat GP events will go ahead as planned, starting with the F4 & GT30 World Championships at Rother Valley in two weeks time, and we wish all competitors whether from home or abroad, the very best of luck.
The RYA’s news release can be read here: https://www.rya.org.uk/newsevents/news/Pages/RYA-to-cease-as-UK-National-Authority-for-Powerboat-Racing.aspx