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THIS weekend the RYA National Zapcat Champions Pegasus Vortex Racing head to Cromer. This is the first time Zapcat racing has ever been to East Anglia and are looking to whip up a frenzy on the north Norfolk coast.

THIS weekend the RYA National Zapcat Champions Pegasus Vortex Racing head to Cromer.

This is the first time Zapcat racing has ever been to East Anglia and are looking to whip up a frenzy on the north Norfolk coast.

The current National Champions Pegasus Vortex Racing of pilot Mick Pritchard (Southampton) and co-pilot Baz Minns (Christchurch) will be making the long journey in the hopes of increasing their 80-point lead in the championship campaign and walking away with the inaugural Cromer Grand Prix title.

The Cromer Zapcat Grand Prix will make up rounds seven and eight of the Zapcat national championship and over 20 teams from around Britain are expected to attend.


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Cromer's glorious sandy beaches will create the perfect platform for the teams to race on, add in to that the surf swells Cromer is known for and it's set for some fantastic action.

Pilot Mick Pritchard commented on the uncharted waters for Zapcat Racing this weekend.

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“Cromer will be a really interesting event for all the competitors this weekend, none of us have ever raced their before so it will be completely new territory.

“Each team deals with different conditions in their own way, and some will do better than others.

“At Cromer we won't know what to expect until we actually get there so it could be very interesting, but should be fantastic racing whatever the conditions.”

He continued: “We're now halfway through the championship and there's some strong contenders for the top of the championship everyone still has everything to play for so we'll all be pushing ourselves to be better than the next team.”

Zapcat racing provides fast and furious entertainment right off the beach so spectators will be able to see all the action up close and personal, as these fantastic boats make their way round the course at speeds of

up to 50mph throughout both days this weekend.

Co-pilot Baz Minns was a visitor to the north Norfolk coast as a child. “I visited Cromer when I was younger, so it will be fantastic to return this weekend to race there as current National Champions.

“The beach and swells could mean we could get some very interesting racing conditions and I imagine it will be a lot like Bournemouth for racing at, where you can never tell what we will get until the day.”

On the championship so far, he said: “We're in a fantastic position at the moment with an 80-point lead but we're still able to be caught and the other teams know that. Team Suffolk collided with us at the last event and we flipped, which cost us quite a few points, so we'll be looking to make amends for that this weekend.”

Racing will take place from noon on both Saturday and Sunday just to the west of Cromer Pier, providing a perfect vantage point for spectators.

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