Powerboat P1 Scottish Grand Prix of the Sea

Inverclyde Powerboat
Inverclyde powerboat in action

The Powerboat P1 Grand Prix of the Sea is an international high profile event which is making its return to Inverclyde.

This year’s P1 Scottish Grand Prix of the Sea in Greenock 24th & 25th June will again deliver a free weekend of family entertainment with thousands of spectators expected in Scotland’s marine leisure capital.

Click the links on the left for more information including What's On over the weekend.

There are lots of options for public transport to the event including rail and bus.  The nearest train station is Fort Matilda.  If you are bringing the car please consider the parking restrictions in place.  There will be a free park and walk facility at Battery Park over the two days.

Powerboat P1 is the world’s leading marine motorsport promoter, successfully staging more than 200 events in 17 countries on three continents since 2003. This is a huge accolade for Inverclyde to host such an event that will show off the area as a fantastic place to live, work and visit to up to 25,000 spectators per day.

The event will be jointly hosted by Inverclyde Council and Riverside Inverclyde (ri) in June 2017 of Greenock’s Esplanade.

The main focus of the event will be the offshore races and demonstrations. Onshore along the Esplanade will be an Inverclyde Showcase with exhibitions and trade from the area’s best tourism businesses.

This will be a weekend of non-sop speed & action. Come along to the Esplanade and join the fun!!


We are in constant dialogue with range of key partners including Police Scotland ahead of the P1 Scottish Grand Prix of the Sea event to ensure all appropriate safety and security measures are in place on 24 & 25 June.

The safety of visitors and competitors is of paramount importance to us.

Visitors should enter the event area at The Esplanade pedestrian entry points at the junction of Johnston Street and the junction with North Street where there will be security checks in place including bag searches.

Pedestrian access will not be permitted through side streets at Roseneath Street, Madeira Street and Bentinck Street.

Entry continues to be free for the event but bag searches will be a condition of entry to the main event area on The Esplanade between Johnston Street and North Street.

We are committed to delivering a fun action packed weekend of racing on the water and activity on The Esplanade.

Every effort will be made to ensure smooth access to the event area for visitors, but please be patient if during peak times there are short delays.




01475 712032




The Esplanade
PA16 7SD

Page last updated: 21 June 2017