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09 Mar 2013 - new website coming soon

Sorry for delay or lack of up to date info just working on new, better website.

02 Aug 2012 - Olympics 2012

in Weymouuth for the next 2 BBC Radio H2o shows with producer Neil Sackley,  very excited I love presenting this show with Sir Robin Knox Johnston and we are into our 5th year  now.  Its gets better and better and outside broadcasts like this make it even more special.  I just wish Powerboat racing was in the Olympics!

25 Feb 2012 - Powerboats at the Rallye Suneeker

Anya Colley 7 times World Jet ski Champion and Jack Moule British Freestyle ski champion, ranked second in the World joined Shelley at the Rallye Sunseeker on Saturday 25th February on a dedicated powerboat stand to promote the sport they love and show off all their race toys.

20 Jan 2012 - Set to Accomplish More in 2012

The year has started off busy for Shelley as she attended the 2012 Tullett Prebon London Boat Show from the 6th – 15th January at ExCel.

06 Nov 2011 - The World Circumnavigation Record Attempt

Shelley was hoping that by this time she would be travelling around the world in an attempt to break the World Circumnavigation record - but due to unforseen circumstances it has been postponed to 2012,  BUT will happen and she will be on that powerboat!   Shelley says "Thank-you to all my friends, family and sponsors for your support! it has been an amazing journey so far with all my training and planning and will be the best ever"
Take a look at our facebook or web to see the fantastic pictures of the boat being built.

14 Sep 2011 - Helvetia Wealth takes silver in Liverpool to promote them to 4th in P1 SuperStock Championship

Liverpool Grand Prix of the Sea (10-11 September) saw the finale of the 2011 RYA British P1 SuperStock Championships.  14 Championship Teams headed to the new-look Mersey River Festival which returned for the first time since 2005 for the 5th and final round of the 2011 campaign.

30 Aug 2011 - Helvetia Wealth secure Silver in Solent Race

The P1 SuperStock Panther Southampton based team Helvetia Wealth piloted by Shelley Jory-Leigh with navigator Dan Smith celebrated their home success this weekend at the 2011 British Powerboat Festival as they took silver in their class and third overall in the Cowes Poole Cowes Race.

11 Jul 2011 - Team Helvetia Wealth Powers into Plymouth with the Treasury Bar & Restaurant

Next weekend Southampton based P1 SuperStock Team Helvetia Wealth piloted by Shelley Jory-Leigh will power into Plymouth for the second round of the five part RYA National Championship. The 15th – 17th July will see around twenty teams in the Powerboat P1 SuperStock Championship battle it out for glory in the Plymouth Sound.

04 Jul 2011 - Shelley officially Opens the 2011 RNLI Calshot Open Day

Sunday 3rd July saw Shelley invited to open the annual R.N.L.I. Calshot Open Day.

06 Jun 2011 - Shelley Returns to Racing

Shelley, today announced her return to British Powerboat Racing. 2010 had seen her crash out of the Powerboat GPS World Championship half way through the season when the Spirit of Belgium Boat she was racing in Sunk in Sardinia. Following weeks of recovery and months wondering whether she’d race again, Shelley is now ready to get back in a race boat.

25 Mar 2011 - Shelley celebrates the spring sunshine at the re-launch of Town Quay

Friday 25th March saw ABP finish the first phase of it’s Town Quay improvement plan with the revitalisation of Town Quay Marina in Southampton. 

18 Jan 2011 - Shelley in the Zone at the Tullett Prebon Boat Show

New for the 2011 Show the Knowledge Box was set in a small intimate theatre with presentations running every day throughout the Show.  The  show brought together the nations biggest boating celebrities and stars of the marine world with years of experience and bags of knowledge. Each day at the show audiences had  the opportunity to see some of these boating gods for FREE and listen to the likes of Matt Crowhurst, Alan Priddy, Mike Golding and Shelley talk about their experiences.

16 Sep 2010 - High Heels, Handbags and Halyards

As Ambassador for the day I was asked to help judge the Best Dressed Lady and also got to meet a group of Female Media representatives that took to the water in some rather small dinghies to be put through their paces by the female instructors of Rockley Watersports as they competed in the Ladies Day challenge.

03 Aug 2010 - Shelley features in her own iPhone App – Aquaspeed

Today Rotary Watches announced the launch of its first App – Aquaspeed Racing: a brand new and unique App taking you to the heart of the action!  This fantastic new initiative is designed to celebrate the company’s 115 years as a designated watch manufacturer and commemorate their sponsorship of Shelley Jory-Leigh, British Powerboat Racing Champion.

The Aquaspeed App incorporates an interactive watch design facility alongside a fast-paced powerboat racing game.

15 Jul 2010 - Shelley's Championship dreams shattered in dramatic crash in Sardinia

Shelley Jory Leigh, Britain’s leading female power boat racer, has suffered head injuries and a broken nose in a serious accident during testing for Rounds 5 & 6 of the UIM World Championship Grand Prix of the Sea in Poltu Quatu, Sardinia.

14 Jun 2010 - Silver Medals and Stretchers in Malta

The 12th and 13th June saw Shelley and Team Spirit of Belgium Fly to Valetta, Malta for Rounds 3 & 4 of the Powerboat GPS World Championship. The teams were greeted by scorching temperatures with strong breezes providing perfect conditions for powerboat racing.

11 May 2010 - New team, new sponsor, new boat and Shelley is back on the podium

A little over month a go Britain’s leading female power boat racer  Shelley Jory-Leigh; was left asking herself whether her 2010 dreams of a World Championship title were a possibility or a dream shattered before the season even started as the race promoters pulled out leaving the Powerboat P1 teams without a championship to compete in.

06 May 2010 - Shelley opens Jersey Boat Show

Last weekend Shelley joined by Jersey's TV Chef Shaun Rankin opened the third annual Jersey Boat Show. The show, in association with Barclays Wealth, attracted thousands of Islanders to the Port of Jersey for the festival weekend, with marine traders reporting buoyant and strong sales.

29 Apr 2010 - Spirit of Belgium ready for World Championship!

Wow what a month! Whilst most people have been doing last minute preparations to their boats for the season ahead of them Powerboat P1’s World Championship competitors have been left wondering if they’d have a season to race in at all.

30 Mar 2010 - Shelley Smashes Egg Delivery Time

British Powerboat Racer Shelley Jory-Leigh today raced against the clock to deliver 500 Easter Eggs to some of the South Coasts disadvantaged Children. The Charity challenge made by Shelley’s sponsor Rotary Watches was to deliver 500 Rotary Easter Eggs by road and water to 500 children in various locations along the South Coast covering 100 miles in just 6 hours.

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