Powerboat-World.com
 
 
News Home Video Gallery Newsletters Features FishingBoating Photo Gallery Sail-World Australia Australian Cruising
MarineBusiness-World

 

Sail-World.com : Aquabike Grand Prix of France 2011

Aquabike Grand Prix of France 2011

'Sebastien Tchernia during the race 1 of the UIM Aquabike GP of Italy 2011 in Arbatax- Tortoli Sardinia.'    Vittorio Ubertone/Idea Marketing

Aquabike Grand Prix of France 2011 will see more than 60 riders from 10 countries line up for the competition that is set to take place June 3rd through June 5th in Ghisonaccia, Corsica. This event will be round three of the UIM-ABP Aquabike World Championship.

Attention will be centered on Ghisonaccia resident and local hero, Francois Medori who will do battle before a partisan home crowd. Medori will be looking to extend his lead in the overall Championship standings.

Medori will lead the line in Aquabike’s premier class, Runabout F1, aiming to add to last week’s heat two and Grand Prix win in Arbatax, which puts the French ace seven points clear in the title race on 74 points.

Looking to unseat Medori will be Italy’s Mattia Fracasso last week’s heat one winner - both riders running Rotax powered Sea-Doo’s - and defending World Champion Cyrille Lemoine, who moved up the points table into fourth spot after a third place finish in heat two last weekend.

After a disastrous double breakdown last time out, failing to post points and losing his Championship lead, dropping him to third in the standings, Franky Zapata will be hoping to rediscover the form, and more importantly the reliability, that saw him win the opening races of the season on his Mercury-powered Zapata bike.

France’s Jeremy Poret will be the target man for all riders in Ski Division F1. The 2010 European Champion sits comfortably at the top of the table with a 22-point lead courtesy of three heat and two Grand Prix wins.

His biggest challenge will come from fellow countrymen Christopher Courtois, who has notched-up four top-three finishes this season, and Porto-Vecchio local, Jean-Baptiste Botti, who missed out on his first Grand Prix win of the year in Arbatax, stopping on lap six whilst leading heat two, having won the first.

Looking to try to break the dominance of the French trio above them in the standings are Spaniard Nachete Armillas and Italy’s Emanuele Balzer.

In Ski Ladies F1 Stefania Balzer carries a slender two-point advantage going into this weekend’s event - just twelve points separating the top three.

The Italian rider, who lives in Portugal and races under a Portuguese license, celebrated her first heat and Grand Prix win last week, but knows that she will face an angry and determined Julie Bulteau, likely to still be smarting from the post-race penalty lap that cost her the Grand Prix win and the Championship lead. Both will have to watch out for Slovenia’s Pija Sumer, who has taken three top three finishes and a heat win this year.

The battle for Freestyle’s top spot is likely to be another entertaining and exciting showdown between the Championship leader, Italy’s Valerio Calderoni who won the season-opener in Qatar, with French hopes sitting squarely on the shoulders of last week’s Grand Prix winner, Romain Stampers.

Francoise Medori (France) at The race of the UIM Aquabike GP of Italy 2011 in Arbatax- Tortoli Sardinia. -  Vittorio Ubertone/Idea Marketing  

The action starts tomorrow (Friday 3 June) with Ski Ladies F1 kicking off free practice at 14.00hrs, with each discipline out on the water for two, 20-minute sessions.

Qualifying on Saturday morning starts at 10.00hrs, followed by the first heats of the Grand Prix of France starting at 15.00hrs with Ski Ladies F1 followed by Ski Division F1, Freestyle and Runabout F1. Heats two take place on Sunday afternoon.

Saturday 4, June:
10.00/12.45 Official Qualifying/Pole Position
15.00/15.30 Ski Ladies F1, heat one
15.30/16.00 Ski Division F1, heat one
16.00/16.30 Freestyle, heat one
16.30/17.00 Runabout F1, heat one
18.00/20.00 Parallel Slalom Ski, Runabout and Freestyle show

Sunday 5, June:
11.00/13.00 Warm Up
15.00/15.30 Ski Ladies F1, heat two
15.30/16.00 Ski Division F1, heat two
16.00/16.30 Freestyle, heat two
16.30/17.00 Runabout F1, heat two

Event website




by aquabike.net

  

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

http://www.powerboat-world.com/index.cfm?nid=84262

5:14 PM Thu 2 Jun 2011 GMT






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


Related News Stories:

05 Jun 2011  UIM Aquabike Grand Prix of France 2011 heat one
30 May 2011  Aquabike Grand Prix Sardinia-Ogliastra win to Balzer
29 May 2011  Sardinia-Ogliastra Grand Prix - Heat one victory split
28 May 2011  UIM Aquabike World Championship - Sardinia-Ogliastra Grand Prix
13 Mar 2011  UIM Aquabike World Championship - Victory for Zapata in Doha Double
12 Mar 2011  UIM Aquabike World Championship – Qatar Grand Prix Heat 1 results
11 Mar 2011  UIM Aquabike World Championship - impressive 74 boat fleet

Power Boat News

2014 Gold Coast International Marine Expo - Marine Syndication, a division of Marine Auctions, was in full swing at the Gold Coast International Marine Expo that took place at the Gold Coast Marine Precinct in Coomera. ... [more]  

UIM Class 1 Grand Prix of Italy 2014 - Sunday, Terracina (Italy): Luca Fendi and Giovanni Carpitella produced a breath taking performance to take their first win together in C1 at the team’s home Grand Prix, with Aquasport’s Daniel Cramphorn and Nico Huybens producing a totally dominant performance to win in V1. ... [more]  

Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Hampton Roads received a report from a concerned friend at 10:30 p.m., Friday stating the two men had departed on a planned 20-minute trip, but had been gone for approximately two hours. The reporting source also stated that the men did not have radios or cell phones aboard. ... [more]  

More than 13,000 visitors flocked to Scotland’s Boat Show 2014 (SBS14) at Kip Marina, Inverclyde last weekend as the boating world showed off everything from a £500 dinghy to an £800,000 Sunseeker luxury powerboat. SBS14 is the largest boat show in Scotland and the third largest in the UK and, with over £15m worth of boats on display, there was something for every budget. ... [more]  

Victory and Bernico-New Star took race 1 honours in a dramatic and incident-filled first race at the Grand Prix of Italy, which was stopped after a first corner spin-out by Tommy One after the start lap, forcing officials to bring out the red flag. ... [more]  

2014 Gold Coast International Marine Expo - The awe-inspiring aerial antics of the Extreme High Diving show at this weekend’s 2014 Gold Coast International Marine Expo have a whole new flavour, with McDonald’s signing up as an event partner. ... [more]  

Alongside the line-up yachts and boats by international and local brands, visitors to this year’s Yacht CN will have a chance to enjoy the exciting Moto Surf China Race, passionate samba dances, bikini model shows, international music band performances, and popular international DJ music on-site. ... [more]  

Boyan Slat is a 20-year-old on a mission - to rid the planet's oceans of floating plastic. He has dedicated his teenage years to finding a way of collecting it. But can the system really work - and is there any point when so much new plastic waste is still flowing into the sea every day? ... [more]  

Discover Boating Week starts tomorrow by Boating Industry Association
Discover Boating Week is a celebration of the recreational boating lifestyle and the joys and fun that come with spending quality time on the water. Whether you're a fisherman, paddler or sailor, there is something for everyone. Over 40 events will be taking place across the state from October 18 - 25 and the best part is, they all absolutely free! ... [more]  

Great start to another massive Gold Coast International Marine Expo by Emma Milne/Gold Coast International Marine Expo
The Gold Coast International Marine Expo – open all weekend – is a marquee event for the marine industry and has delivered on its promise of 'all things aquatic – from super yachts and jet skis to kayaks and fishing equipment … and everything in between'. ... [more]  

The 2014 Fort Lauderdale Boat Show is fast approaching and I want to know if you’re planning to attend. If you are, I'd like to let you know about some of our must-see clients. ... [more]  

Boaters are reminded to keep clear of a section of Sydney Harbour on Sunday 26 October for the safe staging of The Australian Boat Race. ... [more]  

The first ever Safer Boating Week (17-24 October) puts the spotlight firmly on ensuring boaties walk the safety talk when they’re out on the water this summer, Maritime New Zealand (MNZ) says. New research, commissioned by MNZ, shows the majority of New Zealanders have good safety attitudes but these don’t always translate into safe behaviour on the water. ... [more]  

2014 Gold Coast International Marine Expo - With less than 24 hours until the start of the three-day 2014 Gold Coast International Marine Expo, the event site is a hive of activity as exhibitors prepare and polish their displays to help you make this summer one to remember. ... [more]  

Reggie Fountain--a legend, a leader and a brand that still defines one of the most historic chapters of Powerboating history. The compelling story of offshore racer and boat builder Reggie Fountain--the man who revolutionized offshore racing with innovations in boat building that still influence the sport today--is told by American Performance Media in its new film documentary, King of Offshore. ... [more]  

Victory and Chaudron top the standings in the UIM C1 and V1 World and European Championships and head-up a 13-strong line-up for the European title decider at this weekend’s Italian Grand Prix in Terracina. ... [more]  

Boats recovery after Sydney storm by Roads and Maritime Services
Roads and Maritime Services Maritime Director Angus Mitchell said Roads and Maritime Services boating safety officers (BSO) had been busy since sunrise in Port Hacking helping with the recovery of more than 10 boats which broke their moorings overnight during stormy conditions. ... [more]  

MMC have donated 300 new generation lifejackets to Rowing NSW so their coaches and instructors can act as ambassadors by wearing them and role modelling behaviour to further encourage everyone on the water to wear lifejackets. ... [more]  

Most boaters start the new boating season safely by Roads and Maritime Services
The results are in from the first boating campaign of the new season with a reminder for boaters to keep an eye on their speed and ensure they are aware of NSW lifejacket laws. ... [more]  

The Barcelona International Boat Show will once again be the platform chosen by the main national and international companies in the sector to exhibit their products this year. Around 250 exhibitors will present 70 new boat models, from the more than 650 boats on show, 50 innovations in electronic accessories and the latest motors, as well as a wide range of services, products and trends. ... [more]  

Defending World Champions, the Qatar Team, based in Doha, head next week to Lakeland, Florida in the USA hoping to put a 'slam dunk' on the rest of the field of drivers as they prepare for the third round of the 2014 UIM F1 H2O World Championship on the 13-15 of November at their home circuit on Doha Bay in Doha, Qatar. ... [more]  

To celebrate the start of the recreational boating season, Discover Boating Week will run from October 18 to 26. The public are invited to learn more about recreational boating through dozens of activities that have been organised by industry members and associated boating groups. ... [more]  

Lady Musgrave Island, North Queensland, Australia: The turquoise waters of the large lagoon and 1192 hectares (2950 acres) of reef surrounding Lady Musgrave Island on Australia’s Great Barrier Reef was certainly a sight to behold for 40 Riviera owners and their friends as they dropped anchor in the Capricorn Cays National Park for the annual R Marine Crawley Lady Musgrave Experience. ... [more]  

Boaters are reminded to keep clear of a section of Lake Mulwala this weekend for the safe staging of the Yarrawonga Mulwala Multisport Festival. ... [more]  

The 605 Sportsfish gives you such a good fishing experience you might not notice how safe it is! A hinged gate provides sea-height access to the transom. Starboard and port walk rounds provide fast accessibility to all areas of the boat. And a bow windlass option makes it easier than ever to drop anchor. ... [more]  

Multihull Solutions is expecting strong interest in its power and sail range at this weekend’s Gold Coast Marine Expo from 17-19 October. The company will be displaying the new Summerland 40 Long Range (LR) by Fountaine Pajot Motor Yachts as well as the Fountaine Pajot Lipari 41 Evolution at the show, to satisfy both power and sail multihull enthusiasts. ... [more]  

Update: Stunning finds from ancient Greek Shipwreck by Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
The rescued antiquities include tableware, ship components, and a giant bronze spear that would have belonged to a life-sized warrior statue. The Antikythera wreck was first discovered in 1900 by sponge divers who were blown off course by a storm. ... [more]  

With less than 30 days until the 34th Annual Key West World Championships, Super Boat International (SBI) is preparing to host the most famous race in offshore racing. ... [more]  

Rescue specialists from the State’s south will take to the water off Batemans Bay to search for four 'victims' missing at sea as part of a major capability exercise this Sunday, October 12. The search will be the culmination of a two-day regional Search and Rescue Exercise (SAREX) designed to test agencies’ marine search and rescue practices and coordination. ... [more]  

Boaties are in for a real treat – a multitude of esteemed boat-builders have reserved the 2014 Gold Coast International Marine Expo to unveil their latest new models to the public. The vast range of new and innovative vessels covers the entire spectrum of on-water enjoyment, from luxurious sports yachts and specialist fishing vessels to family recreation boats and inflatable dinghies. ... [more]  

Attention Schools, Clubs and Instructors! Don’t miss out on the Keel and Power Program sessions at the Sail Canada AGM and Conference. These sessions will offer updates and information regarding Sail Canada’s Keel and Powerboat programs, important discussions about the direction of these programs, as well as opportunities to share and learn from others in the industry. ... [more]  

Superior will be attending this year’s METS trade show in Amsterdam, 18 to 20 November, and entering the company’s new Waterscape product in the prestigious DAME Awards. ... [more]  

Roads and Maritime Services seeks proposals to establish a panel of prequalified vessel suppliers that can be accessed by NSW Government Marine Compliance Task Force members – RMS Maritime Division, NSW Police Marine Area Command and Department of Primary Industries (Fisheries). ... [more]  

Ferretti Yachts 550 comes to light
Vicsail - Boat Show Open Day - d'Albora Marina Rushcutters Bay
Benetti launches Veloce 140 in the Fast Displacement series
The future is now at 2014 Gold Coast International Marine Expo
Grand Prix of China - France celebrates treble in Liuzhou
2014 Gold Coast International Marine Expo - Futuristic and fun toys
Super Boat National Championships - Great conditions for sixth edition
Genoa International Boat Show 2014 – everything is relative
GC International Marine Expo: Sirroco RIB + engine up for grabs
BIA responds to Sydney Marine Park proposal
TV awareness campaign calls on boaties to be safe on the water
2014 NSW Discover Boating Week - Set to kick off this year’s summer
Lifejackets do save lives - Wear yours on board this long weekend
Recognition for boating community with Maritime Medal Awards
Sydney Harbour Marine Park would attract Industry compensation claims
Get set for the Sportjet
2014 Auckland on the Water Boatshow hailed a huge success
2014 Gold Coast Int'l Marine Expo: TAFE Marine Training Centre on show
Dredging of Swansea Channel gets underway
Barcelona International Boat Show - Ideal platform to launch products
Have trailer, will travel *Feature   
Auckland On The Water Boat Show: Images from the final day   
British ocean adventuring legend launches round the world record bid   
Auckland On the Water Boat Show: World record mark set on Lancer SUP   
Marine Rescue Forster Tuncurry recognised with Water Safety Week Award   
Marine Rescue NSW wins 2014 NSW Water Safety Awards   
Auckland On Water Boat Show: SUP record attempt Saturday afternoon   
Marine Rescue Point Danger assists disabled yacht to safety   
Powerboat P1 plans to take SuperStock and AquaX racing to Singapore   
Seen on the water at the Auckland On The Water Boat Show   
New Zealand's largest on water boat show gets underway with big crowds   
RBT only applies when vessel is underway   
BIA and MIMRA at RMS Boating Safety Day!   
Predictwind and Iridium offer Sat Phone comms at Mobile Phone pricing   
Gold Coast Marine Expo: Riviera 6000 Sport Yacht’s Queensland premiere   
Barcelona International Boat Show - Premiere for Belize 54 Daybridge   
Bass Strait 40 - Sensational Cheese, Superb Wine and Stunning Boats *Feature   
Mandurah Boat Show marks WA premiere for two new Riviera models   
SA marinas and yacht clubs to open their gates on SA Marina Day   
BRIG Navigator 700 – big boat for your buck *Feature   


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