SCORES of jet skiers will once again take to the sea hoping to raise thousands of pounds for local charities.
2019 will see the third edition of the increasingly popular Blackrock Blast, where up to 100 jet skis launch from Porthmadog and make their way along stunning covers and bays of Dwyfor and Meirionnydd until they reach the beautiful seaside village of Aberdyfi. Once there, the jet skiers will turn around and make their way back to Blackrock Sands before an epic party in the evening.
So far the two Black Blasts have raised over £12,000 with Wales Air Ambulance and local RNLI stations benefitting from the donations. Next year, the event organisers will hope for better weather after this year’s blast took place on one of the few bad weather days of the summer.
Scott Beeland, a key figure in organising the jet ski spectaculars, said:
“After two amazing events, we’re pretty excited to be able to let the third Blackrock Blast date out of the bag! Supported again by Datatag, The Personal Watercraft Partnership, BRP Seadoo, Yamaha UK, RJP Marine and Gwynedd Council the event will take place on Saturday, 22 June 2019. 100 rider spaces will be available and the ride will visit both Aberdyfi and Barmouth. Along with promoting responsible group riding, we will be raising money for Wales Air Ambulance Service and a couple of smaller local charities.”
A decision regarding which charities will be chosen for funding will be released in the coming weeks.