OK, I'm not easily impressed with people, I have to see something quite amazing for me to gush. Along came a man, Mr Alan Priddy, his enthusiasm and drive can do nothing but impress, this is a very busy man, but does that stop him from talking enthusiastically with every member of the public, no, is the answer.
Mr Alan Priddy is putting together a very serious team (Team Britainia) to gain the world circumnavigation record in a power boat. The framework for the boat is in fabrication and the attempt will begin on the 21st of October hoping to take in the region of 50 days to complete.
I first met Alan when he helped host the Thundercat racing in Southsea in front of the Pyrimids and on the Castle field, it was a low key affair but with incredible racing, this year was nothing of the sort, once again the racing was immense, but as an added addition we had two days of stunt motorcycles, cheer leaders, Hot Rods, classic cars and music, boy did we have music, local venue the Wedgewood rooms helped put on a fantastic line up. On top of that we had food and drink stalls to choose from, bouncy castles and slides, merry go rounds for the kids and Lu Lu from LoveSouthsea had her marketeers, everything coming together to make a wonderful weekend of entertainment.
Here's the best bit, IT WAS FREE!