Powerboat P1 CEO Azam Rangoonwala was presented with a giant birthday cake yesterday on the opening day of the Monster Energy P1 Offshore St. Petersburg Powerboat Grand Prix to mark P1’s 20th anniversary.
It all began in an Italian resort town on the Tyrrhenian Sea. It was May 2003 and the very first Powerboat P1 Grand Prix of the Sea launched a new era of marine motorsport. Since then, P1 has staged more than 700 powerboat and jet ski races in 19 countries on 4 continents, and who knows when and where the 1,000th race will take place.
The two decades of high-speed, sporting action has been very much a father and son story. Azam explained: “My father, Asif had a vision, which is sometimes described as the ability to think about or plan the future with imagination or wisdom, and it was underpinned by passion and energy to build a successful and enduring business in pursuit of a market opportunity. The next twenty years are now in my hands!”
It was a double celebration in St. Pete, with P1 AquaX reaching the milestone of ten years of jet ski racing in the United States.