ThunderCat Racing World Championships

20 September – 21 September

ThunderCat Racing World Championships

What’s it all about?

Taking place in Cornwall, these light-weight, inflatable boats will be descending on Fistral Beach for a weekend of international action. Teams from all over the world will be competing for the World Championship crown. If you like thrills and spills this is an event not to be missed. Family Zones and interactive sports will ensure there’s something for everyone!

What happens?
Seven rounds make up the British RYA National Championship series, combining 3 different disciplines of racing which ultimately tests the best in the world. These are; Surf racing; at some of the best UK surf spots, Flat-water circuit racing; where teams work relentlessly to gain that extra mph out of the engine and propeller. The last and most challenging discipline is the Endurance long haul; where teams test their stamina over a minimum of a 60 mile long course!

How can visitors take part?

It’s a fantastic sport to watch and with a bit of luck Watergate Bay will be throwing up some challenging conditions in the surf for the competitors.Watch the fastest motorised catamarans zoom along the shoreline in two days of high-octane sport. It’s like Formula One racing on water and waves make it even more exciting, so pray for surf!

Did you know?
If you go back, 4 or 5 years ThunderCat Racing was unheard of in the Northern hemisphere and most likely to have been mistaken for a cartoon spin off, now it is a global force to be reckon with; 18 Countries are flying the ThunderCat Racing flag, some have been competing for over 20 years, others such as Argentina, Canada, Iceland and Ireland, have recently added strength to the existing countries, bringing a breath of fresh air to the sport.



  • Facilities
  • Parking
  • Toilets
  • Restaurant/Cafe
  • Shop


  • Disabled access
  • Disabled parking
  • Disabled toilets
  • Guide dogs permitted

Opening Times

September 20, 2014 - September 21, 2014

Saturday 5 October - Pentewan Longhaul Day (2 circuits from Pentewan to Looe Island)

The Extreme Academy will now be hosting the championships from Monday 7 to Wednesday 9 October.

Monday 7 October - Familiarisation day for competitors

Tuesday 8 and Wednesday 9 October - Race heats

Saturday 12 and Sunday 13 October - Racing at Pentewan


Fistral Beach
Newquay Cornwall TR7 1HY

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