Zapcat Hotshots Gunning for Gold

Written by: Press Release

Submitted: 12th September 2008

The reigning Zapcat Champions team Pegasus Vortex Racing will descend on Watergate Bay next Friday (19th September) to defend their title in the final event of the 2008 Zapcat National Championship with only one result acceptable; Double Gold!

Team PVR at Watergate

Team PVR at Watergate

Watergate Bay will once again host the finale to the Zapcat National Championship and will see the 2008 National Zapcat Champions Crowned after the two days racing. As well as the all vital championship points the Zapcat teams will also be battling it out for the 2008 King of Surf Title.

Watergate Bay is the Spiritual home of Zapcat Surf racing, with its relentless swells from the Atlantic providing awesome racing conditions that allow the racers to experience the thrill of racing these phenomenal boats in the big surf conditions they were originally designed for.

Team PVR Pilot Mick Pritchard talks about the upcoming event "There is no preparing for Watergate anything can happen, not matter how long you've been racing or how good you are. Racing at Watergate Bay requires 100% focus and respect of sea." He continued "Commando Predator are not far behind us on the points table but our real challenge at Watergate will be contending with Mother Nature and whatever she throws at us! We will need to remain calm and read the conditions, unlike in other events this isn't about speed it's about the skill of the team"

After securing the King of the Surf crown in last years competition and leading this year's with two gold spots in the 4 round contest already, Team PVR must be quietly confident about returning to Watergate Bay co-pilot Baz Minns is gunning for gold glory again "To win again would be fantastic but it would be made all the better if we can end the season with another 2 gold medals in the surf and secure the King of Surf for the second year in a row, it would give us the clean sweep of being unbeaten in the surf in two consecutive years which in this kind of racing would be phenomenal, we just need to keep a clear head whilst racing and respect the conditions."

Around 25 Zapcat teams will make the trip to Cornwall for the final rounds of the championship where they will battle it out with each other and Mother Nature before celebrating their achievements at a Gala dinner at the Watergate Bay hotel.

Racing will take place on Friday and Saturday from 12noon.