With costs very low, this class is a great entry level for youngsters to get started in powerboat racing from as young as 9 years old. The season runs from the beginning of April to the end of October and a season can be completed on as little as £1000.
These small monohulls provide some great action, both fast and competitive with an average racing speed of 40mph and are an excellent opportunity for all those who compete to learn the skills of racing and good sportsmanship.
Using factory 'standard' engines where modifications are forbidden, the GT15 Class produces close, exciting and competitive racing, which keeps running costs to a minimum.
All racing is carefully supervised by trained RYA Powerboat Racing personnel and licences are only issued after a satisfactory standard has been reached.
The GT30 class began in Scandinavia and was adopted by the UK in 2005 as the entry level Circuit Monohull class for drivers aged 14 and upwards with no age limit.
Since its inception in the UK, the class keeps on going from strength to strength producing some of the sports most exhilarating and close racing. These small monohulls provide some great action, both fast and competitive, with an average racing speed of in excess of 55mph.
The hull is the same as the Junior GT15 class so at the age of 14 existing GT15 racers have the option to upgrade to the GT30 class by swapping the engine for a relatively low additional outlay.
Each year an annual British Championship series of 6 rounds is held at venues across the UK.
In addition drivers can compete in the European and World Championship events once they are competent.