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Gouliot is go for the Guernsey Powerboat Association

Chris Davies on 24th February 2019

The Guernsey Powerboat Association (GPA) will once again be hosts to a World Championship event.

The news came last week after the UK governing body UKOPRA, revealed the 3 round series will now be recognised as a World Championship.

The GPA is no stranger to staging high profile events, it hosted the Honda-backed races in 2004 and 2005, the UIM Class 3C World Championship in 2008 and the UIM Class 3A and 3B World Championships in 2014.

The second round of the 2019 UKOPRA World Championship will be held over July 5-7 and the teams are due to arrive on the Friday, where the boats will be on display in the Victoria Marina before heading out to race the 120nm course for the Offshore Class and 75nm course for Class 3 from 9.45am on Saturday.

Racing through the infamous Gouliot Passage will provide an exciting addition to entrants giving teams the chance to take in the breath-taking scenery through the narrow passage whilst defending their race positions.

A prize giving podium presentation will take place after the race at the Castle Emplacement before teams head off to the gala awards dinner later in the evening.

The Castle Emplacement will be a hive of activity throughout the event with a great number of entries expected for this series.

The weekend will be drawn to a close on Sunday 7th July with a powerboat parade stretching along the seafront from the castle emplacement as far as the North Beach carpark and back.

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