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19 Mar 2010 - Shelley to have a smashing time with 500 Easter Eggs

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.

02 Mar 2010 - Shelley's Belgium Bound

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.

13 Jan 2010 - Third Time Lucky for Shelley?

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.

21 Nov 2009 - Shelley and Trevor's Big Day

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. 

26 Sep 2009 - Thoughts on the season

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). 

31 Aug 2009 - Tough race but trophies aplenty!

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!

19 Aug 2009 - Shelley takes Sir Robin Knox Johnston Powerboat Racing


03 Aug 2009 - Swapping the roar of an engine for the power of Extreme sailing

Shelley Jory got her first taste of extreme sailing with double Olympic gold medallist Shirley Robertson on the first Friday of Cowes Week.

07 Jul 2009 - Hero to Zero

Hero to Zero!

21 Jun 2009 - Shelley hits the top spot in Turkey

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!

20 Jun 2009 - Talking Turkey

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.

10 May 2009 - Fast and furious girls!

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.

29 Apr 2009 - British power boat champion in battle to get to world championship start line

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.

17 Mar 2009 - Sky High for Shelley!

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. 

23 Jan 2009 - Wedding Bells and serious training

 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!

09 Oct 2008 - First season in P1 notched up

The P1 Power Boat season is over - and Team Lucas Oil has finished in 6th place in the Championship.

14 Sep 2008 - Spanish eyes smile on speedy Shelley

Hampshire-based P1 power boat racer Shelley Jory has made it to a second podium place of the season at the Spanish Grand Prix in the waters off Vigo.
Racing in the Evolution class “Team Lucas Oil”, with owner and throttleman Nigel Hook, Shelley found the conditions fast and furious, in flat seas and extremely bright sunshine.

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.

24 Aug 2008 - A wonderful weekend

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.

22 Aug 2008 - Southampton’s Olympic Handover begins with a powerboat ...

British powerboat champion Shelley Jory is helping the City of Southampton celebrate its close links with the Olympics. 100 years ago London hosted the Olympics and Southampton hosted the “motorboating” events which were then part of the Games.

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. 

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