About ISSContactContentVoyage ReportsMaritime Info

PhotographsFeaturesShip AISShips on FilmNews
 Cruise ShipsISS Amazon ShopReviews 
Finished With Engines: Irish Sea Shipping is now closed to new updates
www.jhluxton.com - J.H. Luxton Photography - Transport, Industrial History, Regional Photographs UK & beyond

The Coral Jet-Ski Grand National

Photographs  Peter Challis 2013

Normally Jet Skis are banned from the Irish Sea Shipping web site. Your web master has strong views about these pointless craft. However, given that this was a River Mersey event they have been included for the record.

Photographer Peter Challis writes: Coral the Bookmakers had arranged for around 20 jet-skiers to take to the river as horses and jockeys. They assembled at New Brighton early this morning and around 09:00 and began their 'race' down the riverThere were  many press photographers at Seacombe and I'm informed New Brighton to record the event. I don't think the organisers did too good a job as they were all shooting directly into the morning sunshine! A woman with a radio organised to craft to make repeated passes of the Three Graces.  I don't think they even informed Mersey VTS the event was to take place, it appeared to catch them unawares and the ferry crew informed me they hadn't been informed and impeded the commuter traffic!

 

Visit www.jhluxton.co.uk for Transport, Industrial Heritage & Regional Digital Photographs and Growing Online Archive

Irish Sea Shipping - What's New July 2008Irish Sea Shipping - What's New August 2009Back Home Up NextIrish Sea Shipping - What's New May 2012Irish Sea Shipping - What's New August 2009Irish Sea Shipping - What's New August 2009Irish Sea Shipping - What's New August 2009

Irish Sea Shipping John H. Luxton 1995-2015. Content John H. Luxton and Contributors