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Patrick Stamper and Marcus Pimentel keen to put disappointing start behind them

Patrick Stamper and Marcus Pimentel hope to bounce back from last month’s disappointing season opener at Ferry Reach tomorrow (Photograph supplied)

Patrick Stamper and Marcus Pimentel hope to turn their fortunes around when Bermuda Power Boat Association’s National Championship Series resumes at Ferry Reach tomorrow.

The pair endured frustration competing in last month’s season opener having been forced to retire from the day’s opening race owing to mechanical issues, which then ruled them out of the second.

“We had problems right from the start with an electrical problem on the motor, so not a good day last race day,” co-pilot Pimentel told The Royal Gazette.

“We have done a little bit of work to the boat and are hoping we have sorted out some of the bugs.

‘"We are still working out the teething pains but we are hoping Sunday can bring us a little better luck than last race day did.“

Multiple national championship winner Stamper and Pimentel have moved up from B class to D class, where they hope to be in contention for honours this year competing in their 22-foot Progression monohull race boat.

“Patrick is in a Progression again, a boat that he is pretty comfortable in and has won quite a few championships with, so he is back in his element,” Pimentel added.

Tomorrow’s racing will see teams competing among four classes for vital championship points on offer in the scheduled two races.

“We have A class, BV class, D class and possibly S class,” BPBA commodore Janae Nesbitt said. “I believe we have 12 or 13 boats for the National Championship Series this weekend.

“I am just hoping for safe day of racing and remind the boating public to be aware racing will be taking place at Ferry Reach, so stay clear of the pylons and if they are to come within the area to be mindful of the racers travelling at high speeds.”

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Published June 08, 2024 at 7:55 am (Updated June 08, 2024 at 7:40 am)

Patrick Stamper and Marcus Pimentel keen to put disappointing start behind them

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