Scottish Grand Prix of the Sea facts for kids
The P1 Scottish Grand Prix of the Sea is an annual two day marine motorsport event held in Greenock in Scotland. The event hosts around 30,000 spectators and is free to attend. Spectators gather on the Greenock Esplanade to view the boat races and in 2016 the event was also made available on a number of international television networks including Sky Sports in the UK. The Esplanade hosts a number of exhibition and trade stands, and features food and drink stands from high end Glasgow and Edinburgh food producers. There are races for a number of classes of offshore powerboat and jet ski. The event is considered the premier marine motorsport event in the UK.
The event brings roughly £2.3m into the Greenock economy each year and is hosted by Inverclyde Council and Riverside Inverclyde. The event has sponsorship from a number of local and international firms, including the UK's largest ferry network operator. The event is additionally supported by the Royal Navy's HM Naval Base Clyde, who also help out with security and policing. The event has served as an opportunity for the Scottish and wider UK marine leisure industry to showcase their products and network, serving as an unofficial boat show. The event draws a number of high-profile attendees, including the First Minister of Scotland.
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