Saturday, 18 June 2016

P1 Powerboat Grand Prix of the Seas - Inverclyde

A first for Inverclyde as the P1 Grand Prix of the Sea was held in Scotland for the first time.

The sun shone, the boats and their crews did their bit, the crowds turned out in appreciation, and it was another very successful venture for Inverclyde.

An estimated 22,000 people attended today and everyone seemed to be having a good time and enjoying the spectacle.

As well as the Powerboat and Jet Ski races there were various displays offshore with freestyle Jet Ski and Flyboard fun.

Another day tomorrow though the forecast suggests we may be back to more typical Greenock summer weather.

Crowds Enjoy he Sun on the Esplanade

 Race Winner



 Making a Splash

 Display Ended

Round the Buoy

'13' Starts to Flip

'13' Capsizing

Inverclyde's Own



 Close Encounters

 Back to Base

 Friendly Wave

Chequered Flag

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Saturday, 11 June 2016

Disney Magic Comes to Town

The magic of Disney came to Greenock today in the form of one of their Cruise ships - 'Disney Magic'.

Sadly we couldn't offer a magic start with the weather, but let's be honest, it could have rained hard and not just the light touch we experienced.

She looked great coming in and it was nice to see so many turning out for such an early start.

I expect the esplanade will be mobbed as she sails tonight.

 Passing Gourock Inbound

 Approaching Greenock

 Twin Funnels

Pure Magic

 Ship's Bridge

Screen on Display

 Berthing at the Ocean Terminal

Goofy Adds the Final Touch 

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