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P1 Powerboat & AquaX racing

September 25, 2014  •  Leave a Comment

6 September 2014: Powerboat racing and Spinnaker Tower

 

Went down to Portsmouth to visit Spinnaker Tower and then onto Gosport for the Powerboat racing today. First Spinnaker Tower. Welcomed at the base of the tower after a metal detector and bag search then taken up in the lift to the viewing platform. From here you get a great view of the area, though it was a bit misty today. We had a great view of the aircraft carrier HMS Invincible as well as the various ships coming and going. Even saw the hovercraft in the distance.

After a bite to eat in the cafe on the next level we headed through the shopping mall to the ferry which took us across the harbour and got on a bus to the beach. It was quite busy with plenty of people out to watch the racing which was being held over two days. The jet skis went first which came quite close to the beach so I was able to get some good photos, next came the more powerful jet skis and finally the powerboats. A TV helicopter flew very low following the boats and I got some good shots of its antics.

 

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