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Powerboat P1 launch event at  the Hallmark Hotel Bournemouth West Cliff

Roy Mantle, Cllr Lawrence Williams, Mayor of Bournemouth Cllr Eddie Coope, Mayoress of Bournemouth Janet Coope, Mayor of Poole Cllr Xena Dion, Robert Wicks

The Grand Finale of the Powerboat P1 Grand Prix of the Sea  took place on the sea front for the third consecutive year in association with the Coastal BID.

The Launch took place at the Hallmark Hotel Bournemouth West Cliff where drivers, navigators, support teams, sponsors and local dignitaries came together to celebrate the start of the Grand finale event.

Following a racer briefing, guests relaxed with canapes and champagne whilst meeting P1 teams.

The Mayor and Mayoress of Bournemouth and the Mayor of Poole were both on hand to welcome the world wide Powerboat Management team and racers to the town, as the competitors set off from Salterns Marina in Poole and raced along Bournemouth’s waters.

The event was again supported by the Coastal BID, one of two BIDs in Bournemouth involved in bringing such events to the town, to increase visitors and improve the coastal area and its surrounding districts.

Said Paul Clarke, Chairman of the Coastal BID and Manager of The Hallmark Hotel West Cliff, “This is a great way to showcase Bournemouth and the surrounding towns to visitors. We welcome the Powerboat P1 teams and their supporters from all areas of the UK, some of which travelled from as far afield as Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales. Powerboat P1 racing is also shown on SKY TV and other channels which is a great way to showcase our premier beach resort.”