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Oulton Broad powerboaters hoping for some luck with the weather

PUBLISHED: 08:48 11 August 2017

Thomas Mantripp lifts the first place trophy at Stewartby Water. Picture:  Family

Thomas Mantripp lifts the first place trophy at Stewartby Water. Picture: Family

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For an unprecedented third time this season there was no Thursday evening racing at Oulton Broad due to high, gusting winds.

This has not only been a frustrating blow for drivers, spectators and members of the LOBMBC, but the club suffers greatly from lack of shared income from admission to Nicholas Everitt Park combined with loss of racing fees paid by each competitor, putting great strain on its ability to complete the season’s events.

Hopefully the few remaining events will be well supported.

Several drivers visited to Stewartby Water in Bedfordshire to compete in the British Sprint Championship races and success went to 15-year-old Thomas Mantripp in the GT30 Class, having moved up to the more competitive powered boat this year. James Marr lifted the OSY400 prize and Wayne Turner the Racing Hydroplane title in an event once again disrupted by windy conditions.

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