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Final preperations for XCAT GP on Lake Lugano

Here we are on beautiful Lake Lugano, the weather cloudy and with some moderate rain. Water conditions look to be relatively flat with a slight chop and a light North Easterly breeze as final preparation are taking place on the eve of the great race. It’s the final day for any major changes or rearranges and the teams are going full throttle in preparation for the big race which begins tomorrow. Nadir Bin Hendi driver of the Dubai based Victory Team said, I am curious to see how the new Mercury 4-Stroke engines will perform in fresh water. He also commented that the flatter conditions, the extra weight load that the boat will carry and the fact that the boat will be sitting lower in the water due to the new heavier Mercury Engines will be an interesting test for the…

Adrenalin builds for the very first XCAT Race on Lake Lugano

We are just a few days away where the picturesque Lake Lugano in Switzerland will be transformed into an on water Grand Prix Circuit. It wil host the third round of the 2016 UIM XCAT World Series which will most certainly provide as much if not more excitement and competitiveness than previous events. We should expect faster lap times, higher surface speeds as lake conditions are flatter as opposed to offshore racing which will provide more prop bite and thrust on the new longer shaft Mercury 4 Strokes. The city (Lugano) is one of the most beautiful European cities as it is located at the northern end of Lake Lugano, which is surrounded by numerous mountains that offer spectacular views. It is characterized by Italian style buildings and multiple gardens with subtropical plants such as Baku Civico Belvedere. The City…

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