Exciting Bank Holiday on the water at Oulton Broad

PUBLISHED: 05:54 12 May 2017

High speed action at Oulton Broad. Picture: Paul Breach

High speed action at Oulton Broad. Picture: Paul Breach

Paul Breach

A good crowd of spectators gathered for the May Bank Holiday Powerboat Race events at Oulton Broad.

The club revived the Racing Hydroplane class to national status and ran the 2016, weather cancelled, Rex King Yamato Challenge Trophy event with pontoon starts.

The fast 250cc of Wayne Turner failed to finish the second heat but was placed first in the other two so, having decided to use his 175cc engine for a change, No 2 Nigel Stopforth in his Gentleman’s Club boat completed all three heats in this class and lifted the LSD Rich Trophy.

Yamato OSY400 competitors were once again up for racing and Jason Mantripp continued his weekend “trophy fest” after his success at St Helens.

Sportsboats saw a good mix of boats racing for the FW Skipper Trophy with 59 Peter Rix enjoying his class change to Monohull for 2017. Thomas Mantripp lifted the Oxford Arms Trophy.

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