The first round draw for the Dubai Duty Free Speed Cat Run pitched Spirit of France against Carpisa Yamanay in the opener and a potential thriller between Team Abu Dhabi and the pole-winning Dubai 33 in heat two.
Spirit of France and Team Abu Dhabi won both tight heats to reach the quarterfinals, before Victory outran Fujairah Team and then the Blue Roo to progress to the last four.
The Victory boat was soon joined by T-Bone Station and Raheeb, after T-Bone Station beat New Star and Raheeb outran Lady Spain, despite losing an earlier heat to New Star.
The eagerly awaited semi-final pitched Team Abu Dhabi headlong into a clash with Victory Team and the Dubai boat edged the heat to move into the final.
T-Bone Station crushed Raheeb to book their place in the last two, minutes before Team Abu Dhabi outran Raheeb to claim third place.
There was no stopping Victory Team in the final, however, and the new Generation 2 boat claimed the points for winning the Dubai Duty Free Speed Cat Run.