25th September 2009 - Zapcat Racing - Watergate Bay
Watergate bay near Newquay is the venue for Heat 13 of the Zapcat racing season. The racing this Friday and Saturday are the final rounds of the season.
There are two divisions and 6 teams line up for each heat. At the end of the day there is a final for each division.
From a shore start the Zapcats head out over the surf, turning at a bouy to run parallel to the shore, turing again to head inshore before a final turn running parallel to shore again, but this time closer to the beach.
There are five laps in each heat. If a boat looses it's pilot, co-pilot or both the race is stopped and then restarted after the Zapcat has been recovered.
The waves are close together as the Zapcats leap into the air.
These are images from the days racing.