Michael Caines, one of Britain’s most acclaimed chefs, will be joining Southampton-based Powerboat P1 SuperSport class race team VoomVoom.com, along with his associates, to whet an appetite for speed and savor the delights on offer at the Powerboat P1 British Grand Prix of the Sea at Cowes, Isle of Wight, from 24th-26th August.
Michael, who admits to having a discerning taste for power, will have the opportunity to ride the waves in the team’s 2007 Hustler 388 raceboat, experiencing the ultimate aquatic dish! Michael is taking time out from his busy schedule as Executive Chef at Gidleigh Park, the renowned 2-star Michelin country house hotel on the edge of Dartmoor, to attend this prestigious event. He will be cheering on VoomVoom.com in the historic ’Round the Island’ race, the first leg of the British Grand Prix of the Sea.
Alongside cooking and his role as an Operational Partner and Director of the fast-growing Abode Group - which operates boutique hotels throughout the United Kingdom - Michael will use his time with P1 and the team to satisfy his other two passions in life, the sea and high speed motorsport.
VoomVoom.com, under the watchful eye of Team Principal and throttleman Vee Ganjavian, has been preparing its Hustler 388 slingshot to secure a podium finish on home territory. Vee’s determination to achieve success in the British Grand Prix of the Sea has involved the fitting of two new 440hp diesel engines and a major test programme with hundreds of miles covered on The Solent in recent weeks.
For the first time, VoomVoom.com will also become an exhibitor at the British Grand Prix of the Sea within the Powerboat P1 ’Entertainment Zone’, where a brand new Hustler 26 diesel powered sportboat and Aquarius Thundercat will be star attractions.