P1: Team 26 Waverider newsletter 2009-05-06

"WAVERIDER" - Latest News and Views from Team 26 Ready for Malta Q & A with Dan Cramphorn, Pilot and Team Principal So, how are you getting on? "Well this is obviously our first full season andwill be the first real test of the new boat, so...

"WAVERIDER" - Latest News and Views from Team 26

Ready for Malta Q & A with Dan Cramphorn, Pilot and Team Principal

So, how are you getting on?

"Well this is obviously our first full season andwill be the first real test of the new boat, so we have a lot to learn. However we are coming to the event very well prepared and with lots of enthusiasm so can't wait to see how we stack up against the competition."

Have you ever been to Malta before?

"No, but I have seen a lot of footage of it on P1's coverage of previous events there. The city of Valetta looks amazing, all big sandstone cliffs, fortresses and very medieval, let's hope they let us in!" Are you looking forward to racing in Malta? "Yes, I am told the conditions are incredibly challenging with 20ft high waves not being uncommon, so we hope the boat and ourselves do not take too much of a pounding."

Bang & Olufsen buoys the boys

Bang & Olufsen has pledged its support to the Team 26 crew ahead of this weekend's Maltese Grand Prix of the Sea by ensuring the team will be heard loud and clear on the water with a state of the art mobile outdoor speaker system. Pilot and Team Principal of Team 26, Dan Cramphorn commented: "I have long been a customer of Bang & Olufsen as I appreciate the unique blend of style and quality of their products. My local store in Canterbury has always gone beyond the call of duty in their service."

Bang & Olufsen is world renowned for its distinctive range of quality audio, video and multimedia products that represent their vision and courage to constantly question the ordinary in search of surprising, long-lasting experiences.

Taking to the airwaves with talkSPORT

Team 26 action will not be limited to the ocean this season as a new tie-in with talkSPORT radio will see the team take to the airwaves. With the team's progress being followed throughout the year by the UK radio station.

Team Manager, Joe Jaques commented: "We are excited about the partnership with talkSPORT and are looking forward to working closely with them this season and so enabling the growth in presence of the Powerboat P1 Championship in the UK and our own fan base."

talkSPORT are owned by UTV Radio, one of the United Kingdom's three terrestrial analogue Independent National Radio broadcasters, offering a commercial sports and talk radio service from London to the United Kingdom. Its content includes sports phone-ins and discussions, live sports commentaries, and general phone-in discussions. It is transmitted on 1089 and 1053 kHz across the UK and digitally via DAB digital radio, Freeview, Sky, Virgin Media and Tiscali TV.

-credit: team26

Write a comment
Show comments
About this article
Series Boat