Speed boats on the Tyne

Speed boats race on Tyne Credit: ITV Tyne Tees

The organisers of a speed boat race on the river Tyne say they hope its success will attract similar sporting events.

The North East leg of the Zapcat Championships was held over the weekend at the new City Marina on the Newcastle Quayside.

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Speed boat racing on the Tyne

A sport known as the "water version of Formula One" took place on the River Tyne for the first time.