Powerboat South Africa
SportPowerboating
JurisdictionSouth Africa
AbbreviationPSA
AffiliationUnion Internationale Motonautique[1]
HeadquartersSasolburg
Location29 Golden Gate Boulevard, Vaalpark 1948
PresidentChristopher De Jager[2]
SecretaryJolandie Pieterse
Official website
www.powerboat.co.za
South Africa

Powerboat South Africa (PSA) is a racing association for powerboats in South Africa. It is recognised as the sanctioning authority by the Union Internationale Motonautique (UIM), the world body for powerboating. It is the governing body of the sport in South Africa as recognised by SASCOC.

Powerboat South Africa organises national competition in both men's and women's category, as well as juniors.[3][4] PSA also sends representative teams to compete at international competitions across various disciplines.[5][6]

History

South African Power Boat Association (SAPBA) was established in the 1940s,[7][8] for the purpose of administration, promotion and protection of the sport of powerboating in South Africa. SAPBA later changed to PSA and was involved a court battle that lasted for three years with Powerboat Racing South Africa (PBRSA) over the control of the sport. The issue was resolved in favour of PSA in 2011.[9]

Notable drivers

Some of the notable South African powerboat racing pilots include Peter Lindenberg and Tinus van der Merwe.[10][11]

See also

References

  1. ^ "national - Union internationale motonautique" (PDF). UIM. p. 2. Retrieved 22 October 2017.
  2. ^ "Powerboat South Africa". SASCOC. Retrieved 22 September 2017.
  3. ^ "Powerboats to roar at Rynfield Dam". benonicitytimes.co.za. Retrieved 26 May 2016.
  4. ^ "Ivan takes first place at first race". witbanknews.co.za. Retrieved 3 February 2014.
  5. ^ "Powerboat South Africa". PSA. Retrieved 22 October 2017.
  6. ^ "Two sisters claim victory". sedibengster.com. Retrieved 29 October 2016.
  7. ^ "The South African Sporting Encyclopedia and Who's who". Books.google.co.uk. 1949. p. 102. Retrieved 2017-01-02.
  8. ^ "South Africa: Official Yearbook of the Republic of South Africa". Books.google.co.uk. 1985. p. 864. Retrieved 2017-01-02.
  9. ^ "PSA RECOGNISED AS GOVERNING BODY". sportindustry.co.za. Retrieved 22 October 2017.
  10. ^ "Peter Lindenberg, South Africa's powerboat champion". SAHO. Retrieved 22 October 2017.
  11. ^ "The South African Are Coming !!!!". tripod.com. Retrieved 22 October 2017.