The RYA and the powerboat racing community were deeply shocked to hear of the tragic death of Will Nocker whilst racing at the Class One Grand Prix in Gabon, West Africa over the weekend (14/15 July 2012).

Will was an enthusiastic and successful competitor in the UK, racing in the Honda Formula Four Stroke Series between 2004 and 2006.

John Puddifoot, RYA Powerboat Racing Manager; “The RYA would wish to extend its sincere condolences to the friends and family of Will at this sad time.”

According to witnesses, the 47 year olds boat flipped and “barrel rolled” on the water.  He was rushed to hospital in Gabon’s capital, Libreville, but doctors were unable to resuscitate him.  Will’s co-driver, Norwegian Kurt Olsen, was also badly hurt and remains in a critical condition in intensive care

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