In April of last year, we reported that the Victory Team, ‘had dramatically pulled out of the 2018 season with the first race in Fujairah just 8 days away’.
The UAE based team had become synonymous with XCAT Racing, Victory not only dominated the series on the water, but manufactured the majority of hulls for other competitors and Dubai had heavily invested in the Championship.
The news is that the team have asked to run one boat in the final two races of the season that will be hosted by the Dubai International Marine Club.
Fresh from their Class One USA success, Salem Al Adidi and Eisa Al Ali are expected to test the Victory XCAT this week in preparation for the event to be held over December 13-14.
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.