Powerboat-World.com
 
 
News Home Video Gallery Newsletters Features FishingBoating Photo Gallery Sail-World Australia Australian Cruising
Sail-World Australia Australian Cruising MarineBusiness-World
Sail-World.com : UIM Skydive Dubai XCAT World Series - Fazza again on top
UIM Skydive Dubai XCAT World Series - Fazza again on top


'Fazza - UIM Skydive Dubai XCAT World Series 2014'    Xcat world series    Click Here to view large photo

For the UIM Skydive Dubai XCAT World Series, the Victory Team outfit revelled in the home conditions to claim the top three starting spots for tomorrow’s first round.

The Dubai-based team’s thee boats: Fazza, Skydive Dubai and Victory Team all looked slick out on the water at DIMC – Mina Seyahi as they battled it out in the fight for Emaar Pole Position.

And it was 2013 Series champions Fazza (Arif Al Zaffain and Nadir Bin Hendi) who were the only boat out of the 15 teams to dip below two minutes 30 seconds, recording the fastest time of the morning of 2:28.39. Victory Team’s Salem Al Adidi and Taleb Al Sayed were second with 2:30.23 and Skydive Dubai third in 2:30.67.

Victory - UIM Skydive Dubai XCAT World Series 2014 -  http://raffaellophoto.com/!©_Raffaello_Bastiani_-_WPPA   Click Here to view large photo

Meanwhile, finishing in fourth were the Italian pair of Alfredo Amato and Giovanni Carpitella in Videx. They made a few changes in the boat to ensure they were as quick as possible, eventually finishing with the fourth fastest time of the morning of 2:31.23. Carpitella started the day in the throttleman’s seat and Amato the driver’s, but after the first few laps in very flat conditions they swapped around and that seemed to make all the difference as it took several second off their time.

Completing the top start gate for tomorrow’s race will be the Westerlund Racing team of Joakim Kumlin and Erik Stark who recorded a fastest time of 2:32.45 in their first lap of the morning for fifth spot.

Victory Team Manager, Ragesh Elayadeth was thrilled with the morning’s proceedings. 'I’m very happy like always with the pole position and one, two, three and looking forward to the race,' he said, adding that he was also excited by the Videx boat’s performance as the Victory Team maintains the boat.

Videx - UIM Skydive Dubai XCAT World Series 2014 -  http://raffaellophoto.com/!©_Raffaello_Bastiani_-_WPPA   Click Here to view large photo

'So I’m sure our crews are doing a fantastic job for them also. They will be happy and same here – I’m happy for them too. Giovanni Carpitella is a very experienced pilot so they should bring some good results.'

Talking about the race tomorrow, Elayadeth said despite Fazza starting in pole position (a spot they seldom relinquish), the result was far from a foregone conclusion.

'If you look at the race course we have long laps so teams with good speed can overtake. It is possible. It’s all about strategy – it’s not like a normal race course. If you have good strategy and your boat has speed, it’s definitely possible.'

Racing continues this afternoon with the head-to-head Dubai Duty Free Speed Cat Run while the main race will take place tomorrow at 3.30pm. Entrance for the general public is free and there are plenty of activities such as Skydive Dubai, Freestyle Jetski and Flyboard shows on offer to keep the whole family entertained.

Event website: XCAT Racing


by Karien Jonckheere

  

Click on the FB Like link to post this story to your FB wall

http://www.powerboat-world.com/index.cfm?nid=118655

3:43 PM Fri 24 Jan 2014GMT


Click here for printer friendly version
Click here to send us feedback or comments about this story.







Power Boat News

Dangerous conditions forecast for NSW boaters by Roads and Maritime Services,










Abbot Point onshore disposal by Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority,










Great Barrier Reef plan released for comment by Queensland Minister for Environment,










Brisbane Boat Show begins *Feature by Jeni Bone,




































Mediterranean Grand Prix, UIM-ABP Tour: Pons claims Runabout GP1 win
Mediterranean Grand Prix - Al Zaffain and Bin Hendi win race 1
Court judgement a stark reminder about towing safety
Australian Offshore Superboat 2014 - Superboats ready for Redcliffe
Southport Yacht Club’s annual Sail Past and Blessing of Fleet Ceremony
Gosport Grand Prix of the Sea finale to decide P1 champions
Camper & Nicholsons Yachts presents the Sagitta 42
GT15 and GT30 European Championships - Jelf takes to the podium twice
Marine Rescue crew saves cruiser in trouble in rough conditions
XCAT Series gets set to conquer another continent in 2015
Dangerous conditions for boaters on most of NSW coast
2014 Mandurah Boat Show - Third largest boat show in Australia
2014 Gold Coast International Marine Expo - Eye on the big picture
Mediterranean Grand Prix - Powerboat racing heavyweights head to Ibiza
Mediterranean Grand Prix - World Aquabike stars all set
Antarctic sea-level rising faster than global rate
Powerboat champions gear up for Honda RYA Youth RIB National final
Andrew Scott joins Superior as General Manager *Feature
2014 Gold Coast International Marine Expo - Fastest Jet Ski ever built
Best Birthday Party ever at Southport Yacht Club! *Feature
‘Hall of Fame’ status for Empire Marina *Feature   
Girl power all set for Nottingham powerboat racing action   
Cowes to Torquay Race 2014 - Intense activity in preparation   
Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show - 13 things to See and do   
Australian Offshore Superboat Champ - 15 Superboats in Coffs Harbour   
European première for Belize 54 Daybridge at Cannes Yachting Festival   
‘Fish Friendly’ accreditation for Sanctuary Cove Marina   
Plethora of Powerboat racing action this weekend   
Vicsail Boat show Open Day at Rushcutters Bay   
Marine15 - prospectus available online now + VIDEO *Feature   
Southport Yacht Club achieves Clean Marina certification + VIDEO *Feature   
Port Kembla Volunteers bring in 75 metre monster from 5nm offshore   
Gold Coast Int'l Marine Expo - Make every moment one to remember   
Dangerous conditions for boaters from Queensland border to Sydney   
4x4 Outdoors Show and Fishing and Boating Expo - Busy opening day   
Summerland 40 LR named Boat of the Year   
More new boats brand Brisbane Boat Show as a spectacular showcase   
Xiamen Int'l Boat Show 2014 moving to a new home   
Yamaha inspires students to succeed   
NSW EPA supports Marina Industry Environmental Accreditation   


For this week's complete news stories select    Last 7 Days
   Search All News
For last month's complete news stories select    Last 30 Days
   Archive News







Sail-World.com  


















Switch Default Region to:

Social Media

Asia

Australia

Canada

Europe

New Zealand

United Kingdom


http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/Twitter_logo_small.png   http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/RSS-Icon.png

United States

Cruising Northern

Cruising Southern

MarineBusiness World

PowerBoat World

FishingBoating World

 

Contact

Commercial

News

Search

Contact Us

Advertisers Information

Submit news/events

Search Stories/Text

Feedback

Advertisers Directory

Newsletter Archive

Photo Gallery

 

Banner Advertising Details

Newsletter Subscribe

Video Gallery

Policies

 

 

 

Privacy Policy

 

 


Cookie Policy

 

 



This site and its contents are © Copyright TetraMedia and/or the original author, photographer etc. All Rights Reserved.  Photographs are copyright by law.  If you wish to use or buy a photograph contact the photographer directly.
XLXL NEW PBW
LocalAds   DE  ES  FR  IT