Fistral Beach in Newquay, Cornwall will host Rounds 3 and 4 of the 2016 RYA P750 ThunderCat Racing Club Championship over the weekend of 14-15 May.


Around 20 teams are expected to descend on Newquay’s Fistral Beach as they battle for points in the third and fourth round of the RYA P750 ThunderCat Racing Club Championship.

The competition will take place in a purpose built, beach pit area over the weekend of 14-15 May.

Two world champions, as well as other racers, will be manoeuvring their four metre inflatable boats around the m-shaped course.

Fistral is one of the world’s most famous surfing spots. ThunderCat teams might have to contend with large waves, sending them 20 feet in the air.

Official practice will commence from 11.30am and racing starts from midday on Saturday the 14 and Sunday 15 May. Each day there will be six heats and two finals.

ThunderCat racing began in the early 1980s in South Africa and has now spread to more than 18 countries.

The series in the UK is governed by the Royal Yachting Association.

The race director, Fiona Pascoe said: “Everyone is so excited to be going back to Newquay, UK’s surf hub. Together with Microlink our series sponsor, we have upped our game for 2016 bringing a new safety infrastructure as well as a larger event.”

Following the Fistral Beach competition, the action will move to the seaside resort of Southsea in Portsmouth on the 9-10 July for Rounds 7 and 8.

Competitors will battle it out for one of the top 12 spots in the final heat.