Powerboat racer Shelley Jory-Leigh will start the race season earlier than all her P1 counterparts this year; as on Tuesday 30th March she will go against the clock to deliver 500 Easter Eggs by road and water to some of the South Coast’s disadvantaged children.
Following the recent news that the opening event of the P1 World Championship in Croatia has been cancelled The Spirit of Belgium team have decided to capitalize on the extra preparation time this gives the team, and have rearranged their testing schedule.
Rotary watches, the leading international watch manufacturer, has taken on the role of main partner sponsor as Shelley embarks upon her 2010 Supersport World Championship campaign. She is hoping that, with the support of such a high-profile company, that it will be third time lucky this year.
On 19 November Shelley officially became Mrs Jory-Leigh when she married marine engineer, Trevor. The marriage took place at Wimborne Minster and was officiated by Canon John Holbrook.
It’s been an amazing second season in Powerboat P1.
The Team Scorpion trophy cabinet is bulging with silverware. On Saturday 29th August, the British powerboat racing champion Shelley Jory and her navigator, the sailing legend Sir Robin Knox-Johnston, racing as Team Scorpion, completed the gruelling Cowes-Torquay-Cowes classic, a 170-nautical mile endurance race, in their 10m Scorpion Sting RIB (Rigid Inflatable Boat).
British power boat champion Shelley Jory and sailing legend Sir Robin Knox-Johnston completed the gruelling Cowes-Torquay-Cowes powerboat marathon in their Team Scorpion Sting RIB in just over 4 hours – an incredible achievement given the extremely challenging weather conditions and the fact that Sir Robin had never before competed in a power boat race!
SAILING LEGEND SIR ROBIN KNOX-JOHNSTON WILL COMPETE IN THE GREATEST OFFSHORE POWERBOAT RACE IN THE WORLD : THE COWES-TORQUAY-COWES RACE ON AUGUST 29th 2009
Shelley Jory got her first taste of extreme sailing with double Olympic gold medallist Shirley Robertson on the first Friday of Cowes Week.
Hero to Zero!
Shelley is delighted to have made history in P1 power boating this weekend. Her result in the second of this weekend's races not only means that Shelley has her first Supersport Grand Prix under her belt but that the all girl team have scored that amazing first too!
Shelley Jory and co-driver Audrienne Ciantar have taken first place in the Supersport class in the first of two races in the P1 Power Boat Grand Prix in Instabul.
Shelley Jory and Audrien Ciantar have made it on to the podium on their second race despite being a little too quick on their first outing.
British power boat champion Shelley Jory is battling to get to the line of the first race of the P1 power boat world championships in Malta on 8 May.
On Comic Relief day Shelley joined 600 children at Springhill Catholic School in Southampton. The aim was to run a mile around the school to raise money for Comic Relief.
Yes we are delighted to announce that Shelley is marrying her long term race engineer, Trevor in November. It will certainly be a day to remember. After all Shelley has been organising other people’s wedding dresses for as long as she can remember so hers is bound to be a stunner!
The P1 Power Boat season is over - and Team Lucas Oil has finished in 6th place in the Championship.
In the first round of the two-race Grand Prix Shelley was lying in 3rd position, when the mechanical gremlins that have haunted her first year in the series struck again. This time they were in the electrics which shut down one engine and very nearly started a fire on board.
British power boat Champion Shelley Jory has enjoyed a unique sporting weekend - taking part in her home City’s Olympic Flag handover celebrations and competing in a classic power boat race.
On Sunday 24 August Shelley will start the ceremony in which Southampton raises a special 2012 flag. The City is one of a number across the country marking the official handover from Beijing to London at the close of this year’s Games.