Organisers have announced a revised timetable for the Thundercat Racing World Championships at Watergate Bay this autumn.
The Extreme Academy will now be hosting the championships from Monday 7 to Wednesday 9 October. Monday 7 October will be a familiarisation day for competitors and heats will be held on Tuesday 8 and Wednesday 9 October.
30 teams from 12 countries including the UK, Canada, South Africa, Russia, Germany, Sweden and Norway will be competing in challenging conditions – which could see 10ft surf – at the two-day event.
With a 50 horse power engine and lightweight inflatable hull, Thundercats can reach speeds of up to 65mph and boats can sometimes jump up to 15ft into the air. With all the races taking place just metres from the shore, spectators can easily watch all of the action.
Further details on Thundercat racing and the Thundercat Racing World Championships can be found at: www.thundercatracing.co.uk/.
For more information on the events taking place at Watergate Bay please visit: www.watergatebay.co.uk/events/calendar/.
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Kate Ardron, Barefoot Media
Notes to Editors
Set on its own spectacular surfing beach on the north Cornwall coast, The Watergate Bay Hotel and Extreme Academy, Watergate Bay has earned a reputation as one of the ‘must visit’ coastal destinations in the UK.
The Extreme Academy, Watergate Bay is one of Britain’s leading venues for beach sports and events. Founded in 1999, the Extreme Academy is a specialist school for surfing, kitesurfing, waveski, hand planing and stand-up paddlesurf along with technical equipment hire. www.extremeacademy.co.uk