TIM Spink and Claire Williams collected Saturday’s honours in the third round of the OCR/Aqua Adrenaline Powerboating championship at West Bay.

Devon-based Jeremy Gibson and Paul Scott were second in both Saturday races.

The field was divided into classes and Class Four, the smallest, was won by Nathan Scott’s Calypson with two wins ahead of husband and wife team Sharon and Ian Atlee aboard Tintorea Racing.

In Sunday’s first race, the red flags were raised on lap six as Lethal Viking Infant flipped over, tossing Joshua Lindsay and Dan Mott into West Bay. Both crew were plucked from the water unhurt and Lethal Viking was towed ashore.

Ironically, the outfit was loaned to Lindsay by fellow racer Scott. Once the green flag was raised action re-commenced until the red flag was raised again on the final lap of race four.

However, the event was marred by the death of 53-year-old competitor Kevin Edmundson from Kent. His co-pilot was taken to hospital as a precaution.

Overall, 25 race teams took to the water as hundreds of sun-worshippers lined up to watch.

Invariably, the West Bay race circuit is angry with choppy waters which takes its toll on race boats but 2018 was different and with calm waters drivers were pushing hard.