Alfredo Amato the new head of the Offshore Powerboat Teams Association (OPTA) has started to pave the way forward with the UIM for a stable UIM XCAT World Championship. For 2019, 4 events consisting of 2 races each will be held in Italy, China (2) and Dubai. OPTA has leased containers and equipment for the XCAT teams for a 3-year period and has found a permanent base in Fujairah for the boats to be stored between races. 7 boats competed in last weekend’s Fujairah Challenge Trophy and OPTA naturally hopes to recruit more teams for the 2019 championship and beyond. As of now, the ‘Big Two’, from the UAE, will not be competing in the 2019 World Championship. The Victory Team, based in Dubai left the series at the end of the 2017 season and last season’s World Champions, Abu…
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The Abu Dhabi International Marine Sports Club and Team Abu Dhabi stole the limelight at the UIM’s glitzy Annual Awards ceremony at the Sporting Club in Monte-Carlo on Saturday evening.
Chris Davies spoke to 2018 UIM F2 World Champion Alberto Comparato in Monaco this afternoon.
Guido Cappellini, the Team Manager of Abu Dhabi announced this afternoon in Monaco that 2018 F1H2o World Champion, Shaun Torrente will not be in his driver line-up for this year's 24 Heures Motonautiques de Rouen.
Erik Stark is in Monaco this weekend to receive his UIM Silver Medal for his fine performances in F1H2o last year.
After an epic season that concluded with the Penrite UIM World Series late last year, the 2019 season gets underway at the very venue that hosted the opening round of the ‘Worlds’ to commence a seven round title race that includes no shortage of challengers across both the Unlimited, and International Group A categories.
UIM F1H2o and F2 Team Abu Dhabi engineer, Antony Del Pin, has been killed in a motorbike accident.
Firas Nimri the legendary motorsport journalist, commentator, and historian will be covering powerboat racing for the first time at the F1H2o season opener in Damman, Saudi Arabia.