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P1 Yorkshire Grand Prix of the Sea and Food & Drink Festival

P1 is back in town and ready to cause a bigger splash than ever!

We are proud to welcome the return of the world's most competitive one-design powerboat championship, as the P1 juggernaut speeds into Scarborough South Bay, for the third consecutive year, closing out the championship season across the weekend of September 2-3. P1 Yorkshire Grand Prix of the Sea is the Superstock UK Championship finale, and the picturesque shoreline of Scarborough has been selected as a fitting venue to round out a breathless year of water racing.

The historic harbour town, backdropped by the rugged coastline and the Castle headland, offers up a natural amphitheatre for both racers and the spectators enjoying the motorsport action from the shore. As the Yorkshire coast's largest holiday destination Scarborough is well-equipped to cater to you during your stay; eat out in our lively town centre, visit the theatre, explore both sides of the bay and choose from a wide range of top class accommodation. Finally, as well as the racing, we are delighted to be hosting the Scarborough Food and Drink Festival across the same weekend.

Enjoy live cooking demonstrations, purchase delicious local produce, then get yourself waterside for the thrilling finale to the 2017 season, to soak up the speed, the sounds and the power, as P1 Yorkshire Grand Prix of the Sea makes waves on the Yorkshire Coast.

The most competitive form of racing

P1 Superstock is billed as one of the most exciting, accessible and affordable forms of Motorsport in the world today. P1 prides itself on its ferocious level of competition, and the sight of identical boats featuring standardised machinery competing against one another has captured the imaginations of racing fans denied such a spectacle in other, more traditional, motorsport franchises.

A white P1 Powerboat riding the waves in Scarborough

AquaX Jet Skis

AquaX is the fastest-growing and most exciting PWC (Personal Watercraft) championship in the world. The series attracts a mix of experienced jet skiers and first time riders, and is split into two racing categories - ENDURO & SPRINT. The two variations of the sport highlight the full gamut of attritributes required to compete in the biggest & baddest jet ski race series on the planet!

A jet skier riding in AquaX at Scarborough South Bay

Food & Drink Festival

Running alongside the P1 Powerboat Racing for the weekend, the Food & Drink Festival will offer you the opportunity to browse delicious food stalls, taste freshly-caught North Sea lobster and crab, purchase locally-made jams & sauces and watch a live demonstration kitchen hosted by Stephanie Moon featuring, amongst others, Jeremy Hollingsworth of Jeremy's Restaurant.

A moustachioed man in braces and a flat cap serving a desert in a cup to a boy

Worldwide Race Schedule

Scarborough is the final stop-off in a packed P1 racing schedule which has seen the championship cutting waves across the contininents. Prior to the season finale in Scarborough South Bay racing rounds have taken place in locations as varied as Jacksonville, Sarasota and Tampa in the USA, to Mumbai in India, to Greenock, Milford Haven and Bournemouth in the UK.

The view from the air as the P1 Powerboats race at Scarborough South Bay


#Roarontheshore is the official P1 social media hashtag. The burgeoning popularity of P1 continues to grow at an unstoppable rate, but this wouldn't be possible without the help of the fans! When you're Tweeting waterside during the live event, Instagramming after the race, or back home on Monday evening uploading your picture albums to Facebook, be sure to keep #Roarontheshore trending! 

A red P1 Superstock powerboat racing at South Bay, Scarborough

The weekend at a glance

* Spectacular P1 Championship race stage at South Bay, Scarborough
* Fabulous Food & Drink festival 
* AquaX Jet Ski Championship race stage at South Bay, Scarborough
* FREE Entry 
* Fresh food stalls
* Demo kitchen with special guests
* Purchase local produce

An AquaX Jet Skier riding through the water at Scarborough South Bay
P1 Powerboats

Travel Information

Bus Information

Buses should be running as normal on the day and P1 will not affect the bus timetables.

For other bus information please visit:

Car Park Information

The only car park closed for the event will be West Pier Car Park, (From Thursday 20th July at 6pm till Sunday 23rd till late and operating as normal on Monday).

To find alternative car parks please visit:

Train Information

For any train times or services please visit

Lost Children

We want everyone to have a great time over the P1 racing weekend, but sometimes children can become separated from adults.

Below are a few simple tipes to avoid getting separated and what to do if it should happen:

• At most events, most instances of children becoming separated from their parents happen during a display, as people get distracted. Please try to ensure you children are kept with you at all times.

• If a lost child has not been claimed by a parent, relative or carer within 20 minutes of being found by a staff member, then the police will be called.

• You may wish to provide your child with your mobile phone number on a piece of paper to keep in their pocket. This may help with quick contact should you become separated.

Event Safety

There will be a first aid point located on west pier. If you or someone you are with suffers an injury or is feeling unwell, please notify an event steward immediately, who will arrange for medical assistance.

Please check expected weather conditions before travelling, bringing appropiate suncream and fluids with you if warm temperatures are expected. There will be many outlets along the seafront area also selling drinks to keep you hydrated throughout the day.

Listen for safety announcements from the PA system located along the main seafront area, and follow the safety advice given by events stewards or security.

Please do not bring glass bottles or glasses to the event and please help keep our beautiful seafront tidy by using the bins provided.