High School of Glasgow star Oban sets youth powerboat record

Oban Duncan, from the High School of Glasgow, is scaling the heights as an up-and-'¨coming powerboat racer.

Ten-year-old Oban Duncan takes part in the RIB Challenge.

The ten-year-old recently won the Powerboat P1 Superstock RIB Challenge at Cardiff Bay competing against drivers, many much older and experienced, from across the world, and she set a youth record for an offshore rib challenge with a timing of 34:43.58

Oban, from Balloch, took up power boating as a sport just over two years ago when she was just eight years old.

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Last year Oban was the youngest Scottish Junior RIB (rigid inflatable boat) champion. Her success, skill and enthusiasm has been recognised by the Union Internationale Motornautique (UIM), the international body for powerboat racing.

UIM have just appointed Oban as their Propstars Ambassador, the youngest person ever to receive that accolade.

Last month, Oban attended the 89th UIM General Assembly in Fuhairah in Abu Dhabi where she made two presentations and was invited to give a powerboat demonstration.