Round UK powerboat bid to make a stop in Portsmouth

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A POWERBOAT crew will arrive in Portsmouth this weekend as they near the end of their Round Britain Charity Challenge which began in Devon last Thursday.

The fundraising venture will see a 2,000-mile clockwise route around Britain being completed in 11 days.

They aim to raise thousands of pounds for nine children’s hospices nationwide, including Naomi House near Winchester.

The crew of the Team E-lites powerboat have been making 10 stops to hand over a share of the money they have raised.

The 38ft Banana Shark Stirling powerboat has been covering distances of up to 230 nautical miles a day.

They plan to arrive in Portsmouth on Saturday and stay overnight, leaving around 10am on Sunday, aiming to reach the finish line back at Salcombe in Devon, later that day.