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  • UIM PHOTO COMPETITION FAVOURS PROFESSIONALS
  • BUMPER FLEET FOR OPENING CIRCUIT EVENT OF 2016
  • ABU DHABI MAKES ROUEN 24 HOUR DEBUT
  • THUNDERCATS COULD BE IN CLEVEDON UK THIS SUMMER
  • EDOX AND GEICO SUPPORT SBI 2016 SERIES
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UIM PHOTO COMPETITION FAVOURS PROFESSIONALS

We have just seen the list of winners in the annual UIM Photo competition. I understand this competition is open to all-comers but it does not seem fair on those amateurs who send in their photos only to discover Simon Palfrader, in a helicopter has won the catergory. Simon is an excellent photographer but he is a professional who has the luxury of being in all the prime spots at…

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BUMPER FLEET FOR OPENING CIRCUIT EVENT OF 2016

What are the inshore-circuit organisers doing right which the offshore brigade are are not. At the first offshore race of 2016 at Allhallows seven teams took part. The first event for circuit drivers at Oulton Broad over this up and coming August Bank Holiday, over fifty pilots have signed up, there’s something wring somewhere. A  fleet of F2 boats will be taking part and a healthy selection of GT boats…

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U.A.E. - Abu Dhabi, Thani Al Qamzi of UAE of the Team Abu Dhabi - UIM F1 H20 Grand Prix of Abu Dhabi. December 9-11, 2015. 
Picture by Simon palfrader/Idea Marketing - Free editorial use only.

ABU DHABI MAKES ROUEN 24 HOUR DEBUT

For the first time in the history of the famous Rouen 24 hour race, a two boat team from the UAE will be up against the best from Europe which includes reigning UIM World F1 champion Philippe Chiappe. Flying the Abu Dhabi flag of the ADIMSC, the teams will feature Thani Al Qamzi, Alex Carella, Majed Al-Mansoori and Tullio Abbate in boat number 35 and Mohammed Al-Mehairbi, Rashid Al Qamzi,…

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The Waverley leaves Clevedon Pier at sunset.


Date: 190610

Picture: Gavin Crilly/Staff

Bristol News & Media

THUNDERCATS COULD BE IN CLEVEDON UK THIS SUMMER

Clevedon, Somerset on the Bristol Channel could be a new venue for Thundercats this summer. Promotor Fiona Pascoe is in talks withe the local Chamber of Commerce and the event is in an advanced stage for the two day meeting to be staged over the August Bank Holiday, Fiona has worked tirelessly to attract new venues and Clevedon are keen to introduce new attractions. Clevedon’s  spokesman in confident it will…

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EDOX AND GEICO SUPPORT SBI 2016 SERIES

Super Boat International (SBI) is proud to announce EDOX Watches, the revolutionary and innovative watchmaker since 1884, as the ‘Official Timing Partner’ of Super Boat International. Also, GEICO, providing affordable insurance since 1936, returns in 2016 as an official sponsor, who continues to proudly support SBI. Also in the second year of their sponsorship agreement with SBI, Southern Racing Fuels returns as the official supplier of Sunoco Race Fuels. The…

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EDOX AND GEICO SIGN UP FOR SBI

Super Boat International (SBI) is proud to announce EDOX Watches, the revolutionary and innovative watchmaker since 1884, as the ‘Official Timing Partner’ of Super Boat International. Also, GEICO, providing affordable insurance since 1936, returns in 2016 as an official sponsor, who continues to proudly support SBI. Also in the second year of their sponsorship agreement with SBI, Southern Racing Fuels returns as the official supplier of Sunoco Race Fuels. The…

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ITS GOT TO HAPPEN NOW MR PRIDDY

ITS GOT TO HAPPEN NOW MR PRIDDY After what seems like years of false starts, Alan Priddy now looks like he has left the starting blocks and October 23rd is blast off for his Round the World race to lower the speed record, I think was set by Cable and Wireless. Sponsoers pulling out has been Priddy’s main problem over the last year or two but today we understand all…

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ANOTHER WIN FOR VICTORY IN DUBAI X CAT GRAND PRIX

VICTORY TRIUMPH AGAIN It came as no surprise when we heard Al Zaffeen and Bin Hendi aboard Victory won the X Cat Dubai GP today, their second win in as many weeks. It appeared at one stage Abu Dhabi 5 might have secured their first victory having led for most of the race but the experienced duo from Dubai’s Victory HQ took their long lap at just the right time…

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VENTURE CUP IS UP AND RUNNING

ALL SYSTEMS GO FOR 2016 VENTURE CUP We have been a little cautious about promoting the up and coming Venture Cup because its track record over recent years has been, to say the least, a little unreliable. However the team leader of this famous trophy Aiden Foley has been batting on home soil for the 2016 VC as the marathon event is now Round Ireland and Foley is a native…

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BRITS WILL MISS THE 3A WORLDS

YOU COULD’NT MAKE IT UP Last year (2015) the sport of offshore powerboat racing struggled because of lack of numbers. This year, thanks to a lot of hard work behind the scenes, numbers appear to have increased but for those newcomers who wish to compete in the World 3A championships in Norway, forget it. The RYA rules state that anyone new to the sport or someone who has been out…

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Porto to Portimao

World F1 promoter, Idea Marketing has confirmed that the Grand Prix of Portugal, round 3 of the 2016 F1H2O World Championship on 29-31 July, will take place in the country’s popular south coast resort of Portimao. The change of venue from Portugal’s North West City of Porto and a return to the Algarve comes to overcome certain critical logistical issues met in Porto. “We are glad to be able to…

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FUJAIRAH, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES - APRIL 08:  Nadir Bin Hendi and Arif Al Zaffain of Victory Team race during the Fujairah Grand Prix - the First round of the UIM World Series where 14 boats are competing. XCAT, short for extreme catamaran, is one of the most challenging and extreme forms of powerboat racing in the world, at the Fujairah International Marine Sports Club on April 8, 2016 in Fujairah, United Arab Emirates.  (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images for XCAT)

The Boys in Blue stage an XCAT four-stroke masterclass in Fujairah

The Victory Team lived up to their name and reputation by taking the first title of the 2016 UIM XCAT World Powerboating Series with a win at the Fujairah GP on Friday. The defending Series champions, Arif Al Zaffain and Nadir bin Hendi, stormed to the front in typical fashion and led from start to finish to top the podium and the Series after round 1. It was not a…

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