P1 AquaX

AquaX is the fastest growing personal watercraft championship in the world. Its rapid growth is owed to a simple, yet challenging race format that appeals to today’s personal watercraft users.

This year the program will include the unveiling of a professional level race series and expansion of two further championships in the Great Lakes region of the USA and in Southeast Asia.

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Next Race

Date: Fri 27 Aug 2021

St. Pete Pier Prepares For Inaugural Powerboat Grand Prix

The St. Pete Pier will be offering high-speed action over Labor Day weekend, as visit St. Pete/Clearwater is presenting sponsor of the Powerboat P1 Grand Prix event.

We are extremely pleased to be partnering with P1 to stage the inaugural St. Petersburg Powerboat Grand Prix. The pier and entire downtown waterfront promises to be a great venue and backdrop for the race weekend which we look forward to building as a signature event for our community. Spectators will be able to cheer on the Visit St. Pete/Clearwater custom designed powerboat and personal watercraft rider Tory Snyder on his VSPC-branded jet ski.”
Tim Ramsberger
Chief Operating Officer, Visit St. Pete/Clearwater

World class marine motorsport will bring color and velocity to the downtown St. Petersburg waterfront, where international promoter Powerboat P1 will stage a double bill showdown of powerboat and jet-ski racing.The two-day race, taking place Sept. 4-5, is free to spectators and plays part of the eight-venue APBA national championship, which features both professional and amateur P1 AquaX racing. The pits for the race boats will be at Vinoy Park with the AquaX pits at Spa Beach and will be open to the public from 5:00-10:00pm on Friday and between 5:00-8:00pm on Saturday. The St. Peter Pier will cater to race-goers with food vendors and LED screens set-up to stream the live broadcast, which will be captured via helicopters and drones. Friday evening Matthew Wayne, a Florida-grown country band will be playing in Vinoy Park from 7.00pm, sponsored by A-Game Beverages, a series partner for the P1 Offshore race season.

“We are extremely pleased to be partnering with P1 to stage the inaugural St. Petersburg Powerboat Grand Prix,” stated Visit St. Pete/Clearwater Chief Operating Officer, Tim Ramsberger. “The pier and entire downtown waterfront promises to be a great venue and backdrop for the race weekend which we look forward to building as a signature event for our community. Spectators will be able to cheer on the Visit St. Pete/Clearwater custom designed powerboat and personal watercraft rider Tory Snyder on his VSPC-branded jet ski.”

Earlier this year, Powerboat P1 partnered with extreme sports legend Travis Pastrana and Nitro Circus for an invitational powerboat racing challenge which took place in downtown St. Pete, featuring famous names from the worlds of motorsport and entertainment.


We are excited to bring a weekend of exhilarating sport and entertainment to the city with a packed schedule of racing in front of the superb, new pier. We’re expecting around 40 powerboats and 55 AquaX riders, and the action will be live streamed on our P1 Offshore Facebook page and Powerboat P1 YouTube channel. Our race events are designed to showcase the host venue and a one-hour highlights show will be broadcast nationally on CBS Sports Network and Bally Sports Regional Networks as well as internationally in more than 100 countries.
Michelle Petro
Championship Manager, P1 Powerboat

“We are excited to bring a weekend of exhilarating sport and entertainment to the city with a packed schedule of racing in front of the superb, new pier,” commented P1 USA Championship Manager Michelle Petro. “We’re expecting around 40 powerboats and 55 AquaX riders, and the action will be live streamed on our P1 Offshore Facebook page and Powerboat P1 YouTube channel. Our race events are designed to showcase the host venue and a one-hour highlights show will be broadcast nationally on CBS Sports Network and Bally Sports Regional Networks as well as internationally in more than 100 countries.”

The event schedule, race course maps and information on VIP hospitality packages can be found on the buttons below.

Since its opening in July 2020, the St. Pete Pier District, has welcomed thousands of visitors to discover and experience the Pier’s amazing restaurants, colorful marketplace, educational attractions, fun and interactive play areas, sparkling waterfront views, world-class fishing, stunning public art and so much more. Voted # 2 of the best new attractions in the country by USA Today, visitors and locals alike have deemed the St. Pete Pier a must see destination when visiting the Tampa Bay area.

St Pete Pier More info on the Racing Buy VIP Tickets Entry List

About The St. Pete Pier

As the Southeast’s largest waterfront district, the St. Pete Pier™ comprises 26 acres of activated waterfront park in St. Petersburg, Florida’s vibrant downtown. Redefining the definition of a pier, this entertainment district is an extension of St. Pete’s bustling city center, offering a picturesque urban beach area, a unique children’s playground, a variety of modern-Florida dining spots, a pop-up marketplace with local vendors, ecotourism opportunities and so much more. From children to seniors, nature lovers to art enthusiasts, fishermen to foodies – the St. Pete Pier has something for everyone. To learn more about the St. Pete Pier, visit www.stpetepier.org.

About Powerboat P1

Primarily involved with powerboat and personal watercraft racing, P1 is an international sports promoter founded in 2002. Since then, the company has staged more than 600 races in 18 countries on four continents to become a leading marine motorsport brand. With its two main offices are in London and Orlando, P1’s relationship with the Union Internationale Motonautique (UIM) spans almost two decades and it is a member organisation of the APBA.

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