Powerboat P1 is the fastest growing marine motorsport series in the world and has a long term commitment to growing and developing the sport of powerboating at all levels.

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Contact Info
  • Address: Queen Anne Mansions
    86/87 Wimpole Street
    London W1G 9RL
    United Kingdom
  • Phone: +44 (0) 20 7935 4977
  • Email: info@powerboatp1.com

James Durbin Chief Executive Officer

James Durbin

Chief Executive Officer
email: jdurbin@powerboatp1.com
Tel: 07500 797 583

James drives the international expansion of P1, investment and overall strategy.

Interesting Fact
A family man, James is an avid sports enthusiast and rugby supporter.

Robert Wicks Chief Operating Officer

Robert Wicks

Chief Operating Officer
email: robert.wicks@powerboatp1.com
Tel: +44(0) 20 7258 8441

Robert oversees all sporting and operational activities for Powerboat P1 and ensures the smooth roll-out of the series in new host countries. Call Robert if you are interested in racing or launching the series in a new international location.

Interesting Fact
When he's not thinking about boats, Robert can generally be found adventure motorcycle riding in a remote desert location.

Azam Rangoonwala Powerboat P1 USA Managing Director

Azam Rangoonwala

Powerboat P1 USA Managing Director
email: Azam.Rangoonwala@PowerboatP1.com
Tel: +1 407 985 1938

Azam is our International liaison and provides vital back-up and support for the US and UAE championship co-ordinators, phone Azam if you are running a championship internationally and have any issues you cannot solve locally, he can fix them or find you someone who can!

Interesting Fact
A keen racer himself Azam is an experienced Powerboat racer and in 2012 even turned his hand to AquaX racing.

Lisa  Barsby Event Operations

Lisa Barsby

Event Operations
email: lisa.barsby@powerboatp1.com
Tel: +44 (0) 7826 947097

Lisa is in charge of event operations, she manages the operational team and guards the UK budget. Speak to her if you are a UK venue wanting to host an event or want to volunteer yours services on event.

Interesting Fact
Lisa is an experienced Jet ski racer in her own right with over 30 National or World jet ski titles to her name, she has temporarily hung up her racing goggles to give the others chance.

Lara Johnston Events Operation Manager

Lara Johnston

Events Operation Manager
email: Lara.Johnston@powerboatp1.com
Tel: +44 (0)20 7258 8446

Lara is responsible for delivering the operational, non-sporting elements of P1 SuperStock and P1 AquaX race events in the UK as well as promotional events outside the race season.

Roy Mantle Press Officer

Roy Mantle

Press Officer

Roy handles all general enquiries and manages the media relations and PR function. He is also a Trustee of the P1 Marine Foundation.

Interesting Fact
Roy loves sports trivia and can tell you the name and location of every racecourse (that's horses not powerboats) in the country should you be that interested.

Eric Pelshaw US National Sales Manager

Eric Pelshaw

US National Sales Manager
email: eric.pelshaw@powerboatp1.com
Tel: 407 923 4101

Eric is responsible for securing corporate sponsors, branding and commercials during tv show, and vendors on site, in the United States.

Interesting Fact
Eric loves his classic cars and motorcycles!

Edward Rangsi

Digital Manager
email: ed.rangsi@PowerboatP1.com
Tel: +44 (0)20 7258 8439

Ed is responsible for the growth of the organisation's global digital and social media assets. He also works closely with P1's television production agency in regards to the strategy, production and distribution of TV content.

Jack Teague

Content Executive
email: jack.teague@powerboatp1.com
Tel: +44 (0)20 7258 8438

Jack produces content for Powerboat P1 worldwide, as well as assists with digital marketing and television broadcast.

Karen Cable UK Series Administrator

Karen Cable

UK Series Administrator
email: sport@powerboatp1.com
Tel: +44 (0)7714 792572

Karen manages all the driver registration and administration, call her if you need registration forms, race entry forms or would like to enter a race.

Interesting Fact
Karen is also an accomplished jet ski racer and a talented designer with her own graphic design business.

Michelle Petro USA Series Administrator

Michelle Petro

USA Series Administrator
email: Sport.Usa@PowerboatP1.com
Tel: +1 407 985 1938

Michelle used to work for Prorider Watercraft Magazine and is also the US ambassador for P1 AquaX USA - she now works for both P1 SuperStock and P1 AquaX if you are interested in coming to compete in either series give her a call.

Interesting Fact
Michelle was once a billboard poster girl but she is not to be crossed she has a black belt in Tae Kwon Do and is currently a white belt in Cuong Nhu! Look out boys!

Jillian Parziale US Marketing, PR and Media

Jillian Parziale

US Marketing, PR and Media
email: Jillian.Parziale@powerboatp1.com
Tel: +1 407 985 1938

Jillian is the newest member of the team, bringing a new energy to the P1 USA office. She comes from a corporate background and brings administrative and marketing skills along with her. If you have any questions regarding marketing, media or general information on the USA series, please don't hesitate to contact her.

Mick Pritchard

UK Officer of the Day
email: mickjpritchard@gmail.com
Tel: +44 (0) 7868 716073

Mick (nickname Mav for Maverick) is P1 SuperStock's OOD (Officer of the Day) and Safety Team Manager. His job is to ensure competitors know what is happening and stick to the rules. Speak to him if you have any concerns about safety, the course or the rules.

Interesting Fact
Mick is also a keen racer of Powerboats so he understands driver concerns, he currently races an E1500 19ft Phantom with an Evinrude 150hp. He also paints his toe nails so next time your getting a ticking off from the OOD - Look down!