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National powerboat championship to cause waves in Lowestoft this weekend

PUBLISHED: 07:30 02 August 2019 | UPDATED: 20:07 02 August 2019

Lowestoft will be home to the exciting sport of powerboat racing this weekend. Photo: Offshore Circuit Racing Drivers Assosciation

Lowestoft will be home to the exciting sport of powerboat racing this weekend. Photo: Offshore Circuit Racing Drivers Assosciation

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A popular and fast-paced sea racing sport will make Lowestoft its home for this weekend's national race event.

Lowestoft will be home to the exciting sport of powerboat racing this weekend. Photo: Offshore Circuit Racing Drivers AssosciationLowestoft will be home to the exciting sport of powerboat racing this weekend. Photo: Offshore Circuit Racing Drivers Assosciation

Offshore circuit racing has grown massively in popularity over the last few years, with over 31 teams competing in the season last year.

From Friday, August 2, racers will arrive from all over the country with their two-seater power boats for two days of racing.

Lowestoft will be home to the exciting sport of powerboat racing this weekend. Photo: Offshore Circuit Racing Drivers AssosciationLowestoft will be home to the exciting sport of powerboat racing this weekend. Photo: Offshore Circuit Racing Drivers Assosciation

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It is the fourth round of seven races in this year's national championship.

Lowestoft will be home to the exciting sport of powerboat racing this weekend. Photo: Offshore Circuit Racing Drivers AssosciationLowestoft will be home to the exciting sport of powerboat racing this weekend. Photo: Offshore Circuit Racing Drivers Assosciation

Races begin on Saturday, August 3, and go on until Sunday, August 4, from 11.30am until 1.00pm.

Spectators can get views of the race from the South Pier's Royal Norfolk and Suffolk Yacht Club, all along Lowestoft and Kirley beaches, as far down as Pakefield road.

For more information go to www.ocrda.com/calendar

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