05 April 2013
07 April 2013

Thundercat Event

Venue: Eastern Beach

Gibraltar is delighted to be hosting rounds 1 and 2 of the British national Thundercat Championship Event.  This will take place between the 5th and 7th April 2013 at .

Thundercat racing takes place in the surf just metres from the beach and is based on a 400 metres x 200 metres 'm' circuit that has five turn buoys including a chicane.  This close action racing produces an adrenaline sport that is exciting and thrilling for both racers and spectators.  The boats are designed to plane quickly across the water allowing the hull to ride on a cushion of air bubbles.

The racing team consists of a pilot who controls the speed and direction and co-pilot who moves around the decking, leaning into turns and jumping towards the nose when the jump lifts up and threatens to flip!