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XCAT World Series takes off with title sponsor

by Karien Jonckheere on 3 Aug 2013
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The XCAT World Series is just a few weeks until the next round kicks into gear, event organisers the World Professional Powerboating Association (WPPA) have announced a new title sponsor.

The Series, which sees international competitors battling it out at a variety of spectacular venues across the globe, will now be referred to as the Skydive Dubai XCAT World Series as the UAE-based adrenaline-inducing syndicate has come on board for three years.

The announcement was made at a suitably dramatic occasion with one of SkyDive Dubai’s planes swooping over Fazza the current leading boat in the XCAT World Series, at the Dubai Marina runway.

Speaking about the new partnership, Vice President of the WPPA, Dr. Khalid Al Zahed said: 'There couldn’t be anyone better to have as title sponsors than Skydive Dubai who are all about exhilaration and excitement just like the XCAT World Series is.

'We are thrilled to have them on board and have no doubt there will be plenty of crossover between fans of the two sports,' he added.

Sid Bensalah, Secretary General of the WPPA said: 'This is an historic and unique partnership as the well-known brand, Skydive Dubai, comes onboard as title partner of the WPPA for the first time. They already sponsor a football club in the UAE national league and jet ski/aqua bike pilots as well as a rally car team. Working together we will certainly promote Dubai as a unique destination where exhilarating things happen.'

HE Nasser Al Neyadi President of the Emirates Aero Sport Federation, Chairman of the board of Skydive Dubai said: 'Skydive Dubai has been supporting different kinds of sport events and we are delighted to be the Title sponsor of XCAT World Series. Powerboat racing is a thrilling and exciting marine sport, with a strong fan base in the region.'

Neighbouring the luxurious manmade island, The Palm Jumeirah, and the Dubai Marina, Skydive Dubai boasts a drop zone area of 260000m and a runway area size of 60m x 700m.

Run under the patronage of HH Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, The Crown Prince of Dubai, Skydive Dubai is a one stop destination for all skydivers, skydiving enthusiast and first-time visitors offering breathtaking views over Dubai.

The organisation’s success is in large part due to the talented and dedicated staff that average over 7000 jumps and over 10 years experience, all of whom are fully accredited by the USPA (United States Parachuting Association) internationally and EAA (Emirates Aviation Association) nationally.

Meanwhile, three rounds of the 2013 UIM Skydive Dubai XCAT World Series have already taken place, in Dubai and Abu Dhabi, with the next round due to be contested in the stunning lakeside town of Stresa in Italy from August 30- September first. Dubai-based Fazza still leads the series standings with 830 points with Mouawad 50 second on 671 and the Victory team third on 525.
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