RACING AT SCARBOROUGH

SEASCAPE of south bay Scarborough with the harbour in the distance.

SEASCAPE of south bay Scarborough with the harbour in the distance.

Friday the 29 May 2015 I get an unexpected phone call from my youngest son, Would I like to go see the off shore power boat racing at South Bay Scarborough with him and his son Benjamin ?

Nice day forecast by the weather people, nothing much else to do, so yes, that would be a great idea so it was arranged for 9-00am on the 30ᵗʰ  😀. We arrived in busy old Scarborough at 11-30 ish and was very fortunate to secure a parking spot at the entrance to south bay just before the bridge with no parking restrictions, the day was good and warm, grabbed the camera gear and off to the Spa area of south bay, “a place where people once had to pay a toll to enter” nowadays it’s beautiful after it’s refurbishment and it’s free with all the usual facilities at hand.

A line up of the competitors jet skies lining the south beach with many more to come.

A line up of the competitors jet skies lining the south beach with many more to come.

12-30pm and the beach is filling up with people waiting to see the warm up events, “Tricks and demonstrations” by the Jet Ski riders and races, which was quite spectacular and thwart with danger making the skills of these guys more evident, quite a display they put on.

In fact I would say the Jet Ski racing and demonstrations were for me the best part of the whole event, mainly because it was done nearer the shoreline and more visible to the spectators making the events more dramatic and exciting. The power boat racing events were further out to sea and not has visible to the spectators making less of an impact than that of the jet skies.

World champion Jet Ski stunt man exhibits his skills before the main event.

World champion Jet Ski stunt man exhibits his skills before the main event.

The days events were fantastic “the first ever to be staged at Scarborough” particularly the jet ski events which were all staged close to the shore line and easy for all to see. We all three of us had a fantastic (boys) day out and managed to get some half good photos. 

Heading out to the starting line for the second Jet Ski race event.

Heading out to the starting line for the second Jet Ski race event.

THANKS FOR A GREAT DAY GUYS.

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