The Royal Artillery Association is supporting Daisy and Sam Coleman in their bid to conquer the Powerboat P1 Superstock British Championships this year. Daisy is an ex Gunner from the Royal Artillery and we are proud to put our name on the powerboat and support their bid for glory!
We thought we'd give you a bit of an update following Daisy and Sam’s first event this weekend....
Unfortunately the racing was cancelled on the Saturday for safety reasons as there was a 4m swell & high north easterly winds. This was obviously disappointing as the pair had travelled a long way and it was questionable whether they would be able to race again on the Sunday. Luckily the wind died down but the conditions were very tough with 2.5m swells. We were able to run 3 races achieving a 3rd & 1st place in the first two races.
In the final race they were leading the pack then 50m from the finish line their gearbox failed, they managed to drift their way past the finish line & get 5th; this was due to a comfortable lead they had attained lapping some of their competitors.
Although it was devastating as they sat dead in the water as half the pack whizzed by they were lucky that the tide was on their side pushing them in the right direction to gain valuable points for the championship.
Overall they finished 2nd for the weekend and are currently joint top of the championship.
An amazing result for their debut event considering the conditions they faced and the electrical failure during the second race where we lost all communications & engine information.
There are some repairs to be done on the boat prior to their next event in Scotland Daisy and Sam couldn't have asked for a better start to their championship campaign!
We hope that you follow their progress; as we will and that the Daisy & Sam will be repeating their success as the season continues! Good Luck and Ubique!
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