Exmouth' Miles Jennings lands Powerboat World Champion honour
PUBLISHED: 13:24 15 September 2018
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.
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.