Search

Craig casts Spell

PUBLISHED: 08:00 20 June 2008 | UPDATED: 20:39 05 July 2010

LOWESTOFT & Oulton Broad Motor Boat Club staged powerboat racing at Oulton Broad for the Lowestoft Corporation Trophies for hydroplanes and monohulls.

Thirteen hydroplanes entered and included in their number was a new driver Tracey McVaigh in a 500cc prop rider.

LOWESTOFT & Oulton Broad Motor Boat Club staged powerboat racing at Oulton Broad for the Lowestoft Corporation Trophies for hydroplanes and monohulls.

Thirteen hydroplanes entered and included in their number was a new driver Tracey McVaigh in a 500cc prop rider.

High speed is no stranger to her as she had participated in motor cycle sidecar racing and she was given laps to familiarise herself with a similar experience on water before the racing commenced.

Yamato powered craft again occupied all the top positions.

Craig Speller took the win in heat one from Mike Pacey and Tony Knights. Sean Barnard, Danny Wood were next ahead of the first racing hydro of Wayne Turner.

Julian Codling, Keith McVaigh and Stuart Grieve attempted to make up their handicaps without success in their methanol burning craft.

Speller raced to another win in heat two from Pacey and Barnard, with Knights fourth ahead of Yamato powered Robert Hales who had started first.

Grieve motored to sixth place in the Fort hydrocat ahead of the 125 of Turner and McVaigh.

Wood scooped the final 400 points from Knights with Speller third.

World champion Barnard was fourth, with Julian Codling managing fifth with the 350c.c. Konny.

Keith McVaigh brought the potent 500 c.c. prop rider home sixth ahead of Hales, Turner, Grieve and Sam Perks completing his first full meeting in the 500 c.c. classic hydro.

The Lowestoft Corporation Trophy went to Speller with 1025 points.

Knights finished second overall with 694 points and Pacey with two second places took third.

The Lowestoft Corporation Trophy for monohulls went to Peter Mantripp with 1160 points. Daniel Drake scored 1120 points in second position ahead of Ray Birnie 684 points.

Luke Cleveland raced to the front in the first race for juniors to collect the first 400 points.

James Bowman followed him home ahead of Kieran Rix, Craig Jude and Jamie Block.

Cleveland added another victory in heat two ahead of Bowman and Block. The third heat had to be re-run following a capsize at the top buoy by Kieran Rix. George Perks brought the Barracuda home first ahead of Bowman and Cleveland, but Cleveland took home the Ocean Room Trophy silverware with 1124 points compared to 1080 scored by Bowman.

Heat one of the sports boats was progressing well until Stephen Batch collected both the top buoys on his pickles.

With the course demolished the race was stopped, but Batch went on to win the re-run from Brian Shulver, with Roger Watson third, ahead of Tim Lewis, Brian Block and John Masters.

Robin Day with his repaired Formula 3 came home next ahead of the off song Formula 1 of Nigel Whitlam. John Masters took the 400 points in heat two from Brian Block, with Batch this time third.

Only four catamarans contested the final heat with Masters again winning, but Batch with second position secured the Lowestoft Speed Shield with 1084 points against Masters 1036 points.

Most Read

Most Read

Latest from the Lowestoft Journal

Hot Jobs

Show Job Lists