Exton world champion powerboat racer's team relive winning moments

PUBLISHED: 16:38 25 June 2008 | UPDATED: 09:11 10 June 2010

Miles Jennings at the pre-race party

Miles Jennings at the pre-race party

THE team supporting world champion powerboat racer Exton's Miles Jennings has described the moments they won the first leg of the Round Britain powerboat race.

THE team supporting world champion powerboat racer Exton's Miles Jennings has described the moments they won the first leg of the Round Britain powerboat race.

Team Silverline Original Style on Saturday battled through adverse weather condition to be the first across the line at the start of the competition.

Team Silverline's efforts were rewarded by giving them a 32 minute lead into day two of Mr Jenning's team quest to become the fastest to sail 1,600 nautical miles around the coast of Britain, in what is known as the 'Mount Everest' of power boating - and the first event of its kind to be held for more than 25 years.

John Christensen, Silverline team engineer, said: "The engines ran without missing a beat and gave us the confidence to push on but it was pretty taxing at times."

Team mate Drew Langdon added: "We found some really good patches of water but then we would get hit by some equally unfriendly lumps so it was very much a case of picking our way through."

Mr Jennings said winning the first leg was 'a fantastic feeling'.

The second day of the race had to be postponed after judges considered weather conditions too hazardous for the 40 vessels left in the race.

Mr Jennings' vessel was taken by road to the next leg of the race, while other competitors waited for calmer seas.

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