According to a press release from the 2019 UIM XCAT World Champions, Maritimo, the Mercury powered catamaran series will have a new championship promoter this year.
For the last few seasons, UIM Events have run the championship, however, Maritimo driver and lead designer, Tom Barry-Cotter, said:
The 2020 season starts in May and this year’s competition promises to be more exciting than ever with a new championship promoter in the final stages of a deal set to grow the profile and expand the global reach of the XCAT brand.
Races during 2020 will be held in the Middle East, Europe, and East Asia.
Teams are preparing for the announcement of the new promoter by the world governing body UIM next month.
The new highly experienced promoter will work toward a long term strategy of building the XCAT brand and expanding its global reach.
John raced Offshore UIM Class 3 in the 1980’s & 1990’s.
He served as the Cowes Torquay Cowes Event Director for 4 years, including running the 50 th Anniversary Event in 2010.
He has recently organised 4 British Offshore races under UKOPRA sanction.
He is the Editor of Powerboat Racing World.