The RYA’s powerboat racing department has announced the creation of a new awards programme to recognise the contribution of industry partners to the sport.
Engaging the wider marine industry and commercial stakeholders within the sport the new awards will be presented at the annual RYA Powerboat Racing Awards Ceremony, held in February each year; the annual showcase for the sport in the UK.
“Our current awards ceremony is largely focused on competitors and no opportunity has previously existed to recognise companies and organisations who contribute to the sport’s success in other ways. This includes the wider marine industry, innovators in the field of safety and technology, host venues, sponsors and the media,” commented Powerboat Racing Manager, Jeni Jelf.
In 2016 new awards will be presented in the following categories:
- Leading contribution to powerboat racing from a marine industry supplier (safety / technology focus)
- Leading sponsorship of a powerboat racing team
- Leading contribution from a host venue
One of the country’s leading promoters, Powerboat P1, has welcomed the initiative. “Expanding the RYA awards ceremony beyond the clubs and racers is an exciting initiative as it will recognise those companies, organisations and brands making a positive contribution to the sport at a high profile ceremony,” said P1 Chief Operating Officer, Robert Wicks.
Clubs, promoters and host venues are encouraged to submit entries for the awards by the closing date of Monday 04 January and further information on the categories and criteria to enter can be found on the RYA website at www.rya.org.uk/programmes/powerboatracing/Pages/powerboat-racing-industry-awards.aspx
An independent judging panel representing expertise from across the racing spectrum will consider all entries received, with the winners announced at the RYA Awards Ceremony scheduled for 06 February 2016.
For more information about the RYA Powerboat Racing Awards ceremony and to reserve your ticket contact [email protected]
For more information about RYA Powerboat Racing visit www.rya.org.uk/go/powerboatracing