8 June 2008 : The Round Britain Offshore Power Boat Race has appointed Four Communications to handle its consumer PR.
The race, which sees some of the world’s most powerful boats and skilled drivers test their speed and endurance in a series of hotly contested legs around the UK, was first run in 1969 - with the next one following 15 years later in 1984.
The race begins in Portsmouth on 21st June before taking in Plymouth (21 June), Milford Haven (22 June), Bangor (23 June), Oban (24 June), Inverness (26 June) Edinburgh (27 June), Newcastle (28 June) and Lowestoft (29 June) finishing in Portsmouth on the 30 June. The event will last for ten days as the crews race to be the first to the finish line back in Portsmouth to claim one of several class titles. The participants in the race are varied and include an all female team, taxi drivers, chefs, 747 pilots, millionaires, family crews, novices and of course professional racers - all of whom will be racing around the UK in some of the world’s most powerful boats. The official website is www.roundbritainrace.co.uk
Emma Robertson, Associate at Four Communications who is running the team commented, "The Round Britain Offshore Power Boat Race is a test of endurance as well as speed and will be a real attraction for people around the UK this summer. These are like F1 cars for the water and should prove to be a huge hit and we can’t wait to tell people all about it."
Mike Lloyd, RBOPB Event Director said of Four's appointment, "To have a PR team that are as passionate about this race as I am is brilliant. We really want the people of the UK to come down, support each of the races and have a great day out."
For further information, please contact:
Emma Robertson at Four Communications
Tel: 0870 420 3236