Achievements And Awards

Awards 1996-2004

UKOBA Award of Merit Trophy – for the role as a team. manager of my first powerboat team
UKOBA Novice Navigator of the Year Award.
UKOBA Invincible Shield for an outstanding effort.
UKOBA Navigator of the Year Award.
Lady Drivers Trophy – National Finals- Gibraltar
Cowes – Outstanding Commitment to the Sport in my V24 Powerboat
Guernsey Honda GrandPrix – The Drivers Award.
Nominated and shortlisted for the Raymarine Yachtsman of the Year Award

Achievements 1996-2004

3rd RYA National Championships Touring Class 3rd WD40 Powerboat Championships
1st UKOBA Championships – Touring Class
2nd RYA National Championships – Touring Class
9th 2 Litre World Championships
3rd RYA National Championships – 1.3 Litre Class
(my first all-girl team-“Babe Lite Relief, knick named the “Bad Girls”)
4th European Championships – 1.3 Litre Class
2nd UKOBA Championships
3rd RYA National Championships – 1.3 Litre Class
3rd Bronze Medal – 2 Litre World Championships, Cape Town, South Africa. Only female competing.
1st – National Finals – Gibralter Grand Prix Rib F2 class.
4th RYA National Championships – Rib F2 Class.
First lady to ever win the British 3 Hour Endurance
Race – Lake Windemere.
V24 National Endurance Record Holder.
2nd RYA National Championships – V24
2nd V24 British Championships.
(only female competing in whole series)
3rd British Honda 225 Championships.

Results 2005-2017

British Honda Champion
1st British Honda 225 Championships
Individual Race Results
Largs Grand Prix – 1st (1st race cancelled due to bad weather)
Isle of Man Grand Prix – 2nd and 2nd
Plymouth Grand Prix – 2nd and 7th
Liverpool Grand Prix – 7th and 2nd
Guernsey Grand Prix – 1st and 1st

2ND British Honda 225 Championships

3rd British Honda 225 Championships
Shelley was asked to become a Hondamentalist and the face of Honda Powerboat Racing. Both she and her Team Raymarine powerboat feature in all the press adverts and most famously on ITV Formula One Grand Prix idents.

Shelley became the first women to enter the Powerboat P1International Evolution class, making her number one female in the world. Shelley placed herself on the podium several times and came 5th overall in her first season.

Shelley headed up the first all-female team in Powerboat P1 International circuit, winning the Istanbul Grand Prix and finishing 4th overall.

Forging her way to the top of the sport, competing for her World Title a serious accident forced her to stop halfway thru the season.

Shelley tried to return to competitive racing, going back to one-design class in the new Powerboat P1 Superstock series. Finished 4th overall but had to take a break to recover from injuries incurred in 2010.

Took a break from competitive racing to fully recover from her injuries and try and find that mojo again.

Shelley was also granted a huge honour of being asked to become a younger brethren of Trinity House, Shelley joins just a few other famous women and many Lords, Admirals and honoured men in the marine world.

Shelley broke a National Speed Record on Lake Coniston at 114mph. She received the coveted K7 Gold Star and was asked to join the K7 Club. She was also awarded the famous trophy – First Lady of the Lake.

Shelley returned to competitive racing full time.
Winning her class and taking second overall in the Cowes Torquay Cowes Marathon race – the toughest powerboat race in the world.
Making her the highest-ranked British female finisher ever.
The team then went onto take a World Record on Lake Coniston in November. Shelley for the second year running won the First Lady of the Lake Trophy.

Returned to race in the toughest endurance race in the world The Cowes Torquay Cowes with the Blastoff Team, coming second in class in very rough conditions again – which was amazing considering in Lyme Bay our race engineer was changing the alternator belt.

Change of racing role 2018-2019
Hanging up my crash helmet for while I decided to take a team managers role – which was my first ever job in the powerboat world. Managing my previous team Blastoff for another great year of racing and coaching and managing the brand new team A21 Pippa who dominated their first year on the water missing the world championship title by 2 points.

I  was also asked to be a SIMRAD ambassador and they became my headline sponsor for the foreseeable future.

I had planned to return to competitive racing and also add another kind if Horse Power into my racing career but we all know what happened in 2020!

Just wait till 2021!