Exmouth’ Miles Jennings lands Powerboat World Champion honour

PUBLISHED: 13:24 15 September 2018

Drew Langdon and Miles Jennings  with the trophy they picked up after being crowned world power boating champions. Picture CONTRIBUTED

Drew Langdon and Miles Jennings with the trophy they picked up after being crowned world power boating champions. Picture CONTRIBUTED

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British Team ‘Silverline’, driven by Exeter-based Drew Langdon and Exmouth’s Miles Jennings, were crowned Powerboat World Champions after winning the Cowes Torquay Cowes endurance race, the final event in a three race series.

Drew Langdon and Miles Jennings in action. CONTRIBUTEDDrew Langdon and Miles Jennings in action. CONTRIBUTED

Run in atrocious weather conditions with winds gusting to force eight with four-metre seas, the team beat off strong competition from Norway, Sweden and Germany to lift the prestigious British International Harmsworth trophy for their efforts.

Acknowledged as the most important trophy in powerboating since its inception 1903, it is to powerboating what the Americas Cup is to sailing, and still holds the record for the most number of people attending a sporting event on the plant.

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