I too was there on Saturday, lovely day out in and around Plymouth harbour, we all got a bit sun burnt. I had planned to watch the Route des Princes see Home - La Route des Princes 2013
the huge multi hulls where great to watch up close when they were practising before racing, but when the racing began we were kept so far away from the action, there was little to see. We didn’t stay long.
Equally the P1 powerboats, viewed from a minimum of ½ mile is very dull. I remember watching the F1 powerboats in Bristol Harbour many years ago, about 10m away from boats doing 100mph, that was fantastic.
I enjoyed the airshow, saw a great demonstration of jumping circles in the air with a trick jetski, and having a close look at the P1 boats moored up in harbour
Last year I saw the J class yachts racing off Falmouth, great day, we could follow the boats really closely, loads of ribs doing the same, and there was a live commentary being broadcast on our VHFs
Anyhow back to the point I don’t think the P1 powerboat racing is a spectator sport, with a few teaks could be a lot better, I am sure it’s a sport for competitors.