The P1 Welsh Grand Prix of the Sea takes place in Cardiff Bay over the 28-29 August 2016 bank holiday. Expect thrills and spills on the water!

The P1 Welsh Grand Prix of the Sea returns to Cardiff next month in the penultimate round of the UK race season.

There will be marine motorsport action in Cardiff Bay, with P1 powerboat and Jet Ski racing taking place as part of the Cardiff Harbour Festival.

Between 28-29 August 2016, the fleet of 11 powerboats, including the Visit Wales race boat, will be competing in the fourth round of the P1 national championships.

More than 30 Jet Ski riders will also be battling it out for precious points.

The racing is free to watch and will also include spectacular hydroflight and Jet Ski freestyle displays.

Grand Prix of the Sea P1 powerboat Cardiff

A taste of the action to expect. Credit: OnEvent


With its stadium-like setting, Cardiff Bay provides an ideal race venue and there will be lots going on away from the water with the Cardiff Harbour Festival.

This will be P1’s third visit to the Welsh capital.

You can see the powerboats, jet skis and displays at Mermaid Quay.

For a good vantage point to watch all the racing action, head to Barrage Walk.

The racing gets underway around 11.00 on both 28-29 August, 2016.

Following the last event in Gosport, the Powerboat P1 UK leader board looks like this:

  1. Pretemps Network – 186 points
  2. Experience Kissimmee – 161 points
  3. Quantum Racing – 144 points
  4. E.Marine Racing – 136 points
  5. Raw Bank – 133 points
  6. Typhoo – 129 points
  7. Spirit of Inverclyde – 100 points
  8. South Street – 53 points
  9. Pickfords FX powered by TorFX – 41 points
  10. Arthur J. Gallagher – 33 points
  11. – 13 points

The series will end in Dorset in September.