Shelly Jory and Libby Keir beat the male competition into submission in the Honda 225 hp championship for 2005.
So you nobbas better watch it next season coz ya never know what class they might run next year.
Well done ladies!!
Quote from press:
Shelley Jory and Libby Keir make up the only all female team amongst 14 teams of men
competing in the Honda 225hp Powerboat Championships and today they won
the final round of the 225hp series (September 11th) to claim the 2005 Championship title
Jory and Keir started today's race just three points ahead of the team
that has dominated this year's 225hp contest, Rob Lister and Will Nocker
in 'Fat Boy Racing'. Lister and Nocker were favourites to win the title
as the fourteen teams arrived at this weekend's Condor Ferries Grand
Prix of Guernsey, but their retirement yesterday and a fifth place today
forced them to settle for second overall. Two phenomenal wins by Jory
and Keir gave them their first ever championship title.
"I can't believe it," said Jory, "we'd given up on the title and were
really trying to consolidate second or third overall. But after
yesterday's victory we knew the championship was in our sights and that
it was all down to today's race. There was so much pressure on us and I
was feeling sick with nerves this morning. But then everything just
went right for us in the race. We got a good start, took the lead at
the first buoy and then just had to hold onto it. When we saw the
chequered flag we were elated. It's been an incredible season and
we've got the result we were looking for. Fantastic."