1. A 1000 Years of Bristol Docks

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  2. Powerboat Racing Bristol Docks June 30th 1973

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  3. Bristol Docks, Powerboat Racing 1984

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  4. In pictures: 16 images which capture the Harbourside over the years

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  5. Power-boat racing on Bristol Harbour © Keith Edkins cc-by-sa/2.0

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  6. Powerboat racing in Bristol docks

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  1. Bristol Docks Power Boat Racing

    Bristol Docks Power Boat Racing. 109 likes · 2 talking about this. Bring Back Bristol Docks Power Boat Racing. Please show your support by liking and sharing this page. You never now we may see Power...

  2. Bristol 50 ⋆ Powerboat Racing World

    The Bristol Grand Prix was the brain wave of Charley Sheppard who had a vision of powerboat racing in the disused dock. That was back in 1972, an era when race boats were very primitive in construction but that didn't put off that brave enough to take on Bristol. Multiple World Champion Renato Molinari once looked at the course and spoke.

  3. Bristol At Fifty ⋆ Powerboat Racing World

    Seebold, along with seventy-six ex-drivers and guests, attended the Bristol 50 event, organised by The Fast On Water Charity with the Guest of Honour for the day being Charlie Sheppard's daughter, Penny, who played a major part in helping her father organise the races. As always, when a group of powerboat racers get together, memories and ...

  4. Stars of Powerboating

    It was known as powerboat racing equivalent of motor racing Monaco Grand Prix. For top powerboaters event was "must". Race was organised in Bristol City Docks from 1972-1990 and included races for many different classes in one weekend with over 200000 spectators. In 1974 the Bristol City Council presented the "City of Bristol" Trophy to be ...

  5. Why the return of powerboat racing in Bristol's docks would be 'just

    Sport. By. Ian Onions. A top councillor has warned against bringing back powerboat racing to Bristol's docks because he believes it is just too dangerous. Peter Abraham says he remembers when ...

  6. Powerboat racing could be returning to Bristol

    Powerboat racing could be returning to Bristol. By Bristol24/7 , Friday Oct 7, 2016. It used to be called the 'Widow Maker' - Bristol's Floating Harbour course was so dangerous with its high dock walls, tight turns and strong winds that there were seven fatalities when powerboat races was held there between 1972 and 1991.

  7. Bristol powerboat champ longs for sport's return

    Bristol powerboat champ longs for sport's return. By Ed Fernyhough Thursday Oct 13, 2016. Mike Zamparelli was the last man to win a powerboat race in Bristol's Floating Harbour the very last time it was held. Following Marvin Rees' surprise bid to bring powerboats back to the city, we spoke to the racer at his home in Clifton, looking ...

  8. Bristol Docks

    NEWS. BRISTOL DOCKS - FIRST RACE OF 2022 AND WHAT TO EXPECT Tuesday 12th April 2022. So the OMRA season finally starts next weekend after a long winter break. Entries are strong and we hope everyone is ready to get back into racing. What to Expect AKD/PKD will arrive at 8am to start setting up the bridge and timing kit.

  9. 'Powerboat racing in Bristol would damage the city's reputation'

    Former Bristol Mayor George Ferguson has spoken out against a return of powerboat racing in Bristol's docks because of the damage it would cause to the city's reputation. Mr Ferguson said he ...

  10. Powerboat racing could return to Bristol's harbour

    Action from the Bristol power boat Grand Prix in 1985 ... discussions taking place with local council representatives and dignitaries with a view to powerboat racing returning to Bristol docks. ...

  11. 10 brilliant photos showing life in Bristol Harbourside over the decades

    Powerboat racing was a common sight in Bristol's docks from 1972 until 1990, attracting crowds of thousands, as in this photo from June 1982. The powerboats often reached speeds of over 100mph but there were sadly seven deaths over the two decades. Photo by Keith Edkins. | Keith Edkins.

  12. A 1000 Years of Bristol Docks

    Lime Kiln Dock. 1662 - Lime Kiln Dock built. 1662 - City Corporation put a tonnage limit of 60 on ships because of the number grounding on the passage up the Avon. The fine was £10. 1673 - According to Millerd's Map, Broad Quay called 'The Key', Narrow Quay 'The Wood Key' and Welsh Back 'St Nicholas Back'.

  13. Power boat racing. Bristol docks UK 1983 : r/bristol

    185 votes, 23 comments. 151K subscribers in the bristol community. Bristol UK

  14. Legendary power boat racers to return to Bristol docks

    80129 By The Bristol Post Posted: June 04, 2015 IF you go down to Bristol's Harbourside today, you'll see families strolling, enjoying a bit of peace close to the city centre - but it wasn't always the case. For many years, the Floating Harbour was the scene of high-speed drama as powerful, expensive boats sped round the narrow turns in front of tens of thousands watching from the side lines.

  15. Powerboat race held in the docks of Bristol, England. The ...

    Powerboat race held in the docks of Bristol, England. The course has been likened to the Monaco Grand Prix for its tight twisting turns, producing a lot of drama and excitement during the eighteen years that the race took place, the last of which was back in 1990 MOTORS

  16. Formula 1 Powerboat World Championship

    An F1 powerboat rounding a buoy. The Formula 1 Powerboat World Championship (also F1) is an international motorboat racing competition for powerboats organised by the Union Internationale Motonautique (UIM) and promoted by H2O Racing, hence it often being referred to as F1H2O.It is the highest class of inshore powerboat racing in the world, and as such, with it sharing the title of F1, is ...

  17. Powerboat Racing

    That is pretty impressive to read that your grandmother was still attending powerboat racing at such an advanced age, although slightly disappointing that you were unable to remember her exact age. she was born in 1905, so would've been between 72 and 78.

  18. High Performance Speed Boat Racing Adventure in Florida

    Family Fun. E-mail or call Incredible Adventures today for further details: 800 644-7382. Offshore Rockets: Rocket across the waves from Miami to Key Largo - learn to drive and race high-performance speed boats, the Comanche powerboat.


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