Enlightened were delighted to provide full power distribution, spectator PA and Press Center Sound and AV at London’s CentrEd at ExCeL arena for the 2018 F1H2O Powerboat Grand Prix taking place at the Royal Victoria Docks.
The UIM F1H2O World Championship, the flagship series of international single-seater inshore circuit powerboat racing, returned to London for the first time in 33 years for round 2 of the 2018 campaign.
The venue gave spectators a breathtakingly up-close and personal opportunity to watch the lightweight, tunnel-hull catamaran powerboats battling each other into turns at over 90mph and hitting speeds of up to 140mph on the straights.
The UIM F1H2O Grand Prix of London will mark the tenth time that Great Britain has hosted a round of the championship; the nine previous rounds were staged at Holme Pierrepont (1981 & 1982); Bristol (1982 & 1990); London (1983, 1984 & 1985); and Cardiff (1993 & 1994).
As well as watching 10 teams battle for the F1H2O Grand Prix of London title; spectators were also treated to nine teams competing in the Formula 4-S class, in which the sport's up-and-coming drivers learn to hone their skills. While Formula 4-S powerboats have less powerful engines (60bhp) than those in F1H2O, they still manage to reach speeds of over 70mph. There were also demonstrations over the course of the weekend from historical powerboats; jet skis; a 14-metre, five-tonne, V12 Class 1 offshore powerboat, which hit a straight-line speed of up to 100mph; and junior, entry-level powerboats piloted by the next generation of British talent.
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