It's Cowes, It's Powerboats, And It's Bigger Than Ever!
The centrepiece of the Festival is the Gillette MACH3 NITRO Gel Powerboat P1 British Grand Prix – with an international line up of teams, pilots and racing boats, this World Championship event is guaranteed to be one of the high points of the British boating and motorsport year and will be televised across 50 countries worldwide.
The ‘Basic Race’ has been reinstated by the organisers of the festival, KBL Powerboat Management Ltd’, and renamed the Gillette MACH3 NITRO Gel Isle of Wight Powerboat Challenge. The two event spectacle is open to anyone with a suitable craft and is made up of a periodic log for cruise vessels and a racing class event. Special prizes will be on offer for the winning teams of what is expected to become one of the year’s most widely anticipated boating extravaganzas.
Lucy Goaman, Gillette UK, Business Manager - Men's Skincare:
"The new Cowes Powerboat Festival, with its world and national championship races, draws from a long tradition in Cowes and Gillette MACH3 NITRO Gel is pleased to support this great event. The public participation aspect of the Isle of Wight Powerboat Challenge gives the Festival an added feature that will allow everyone to enjoy a great day out on the water."
Nathan Knight, CEO, KBL Powerboat Management Ltd:
"Powerboat racing in Cowes has 45 years of tradition and over those years it has attracted a "who’s who" of the boating world. The interest in the Festival from the boating community and the support of the UK national racing classes has been tremendous and it promises to be a spectacular show. If you like boats, Cowes is the only place to be on the August bank holiday weekend!"
For further information visit the official event website at http://www.cowespowerboatfestival.com/.
Note: Background information relating to the feature event, the Gillette MACH3 NITRO Gel Powerboat P1 British Grand Prix, can be found on http://www.powerboatp1.com/. For further information relating to Gillette visit http://www.mygillette.co.uk/.
For Powerboat P1: Martin Allerton, Press & Public Relations Manager, Powerboat P1 Press Office, telephone +44 (0)1242 241103, email firstname.lastname@example.org
For Gillette: Jo Atkinson/Ben Barker, Hill & Knowlton Ltd, telephone +44 (0)20 7413 3000, email email@example.com / firstname.lastname@example.org