News Home Cruising Photo Gallery Video Gallery : Chinese Grand Prix - New boat could make Victory Team even quicker
Chinese Grand Prix - New boat could make Victory Team even quicker

'Salem Al Adidi and Talib Al Sayed in action'    Karien Jonckheere    Click Here to view large photo

Salem Al Adidi and Talib Al Sayed will be sporting a brand new boat at the sixth leg of the UIM Skydive Dubai XCAT World Series in China next weekend.

The duo had hearts racing when they flipped their boat in the previous round of the Series in Arona, Italy but emerged unscathed and even more determined to reach the podium in Ningbo from November 8-10.

Salem Al Adidi and Talib Al Sayed in action -  Karien Jonckheere   Click Here to view large photo

Speaking about the incident, which took place shortly after the second race start (after Consul Brokers had flipped at the first start), Al Sayed explained: 'During the moment, we were conscious about what was happening and I realised that our race has finished. But that kind of thing doesn’t affect you going forward due to experiencing more severe situations. We had only minor injuries that were cured within a short time.

'It is part of the game and this keeps on motivating us and pushes us forward to do better.'

The Victory Team boat (currently fourth in the overall Series standings) claimed their inaugural Speed Cat Run win in Arona and were second in the race for Pole Position, proving just how fast their boat was. And ominous news for their rivals is that their newly constructed boat could be even quicker.

Salem Al Adidi and Talib Al Sayed -  Karien Jonckheere   Click Here to view large photo

'We have already built a new replacement boat to substitute the crashed boat with similar feature or even better than the crashed 33 boat,' explained Al Sayed. 'We are expecting a competitive and exciting race in China due to it being the last quarter of the Series.

'We are confident in ourselves, the boat, the team and the management who are supporting us significantly,' he added, also pointing to the rivalry within the Victory Team stable (between themselves, Fazza and Skydive Dubai – rebranded as Baia Blu D’Oriente for the China race) as a great motivator.

'It is obvious that there is a competitive spirit between us however we have the same aim of winning the championship and so rely on our teamwork effort.'

Salem Al Adidi and Talib Al Sayed Celebrating Victory -  Karien Jonckheere  

The sixth round of the UIM Skydive Dubai XCAT World Series will take place in Ningbo, China from November 8-10. For more information on the Series, log on to Xcat Racing Website

by Karien Jonckheere


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

8:01 AM Sun 3 Nov 2013GMT

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

News - USA and the World

The first annual WetaFresh is a big success by Tim Wieringa, Muskegon, MI

Techno 293 Worlds - France and Italy claim titles by International Windsurfing Association,

420 World Championship - Singapore and Spain out front by 420 International Class Association,

Lightning strikes cut short CFJ Nationals by Andy Kopetzky, Santa Monica Bay

Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race sets off August 10th
PWA Fuerteventura Grand Slam - Antoine Albeau victorious on day 5
Snipe Western Hemisphere and Orient Championship headed for San Diego
WPA Championships - Kids race divisions offered
New Clever Pig launched by US Sailing
America's Cup: Group agrees to co-operate in London Meeting
Copa del Rey Mapfre - Build-up reveals some remarkable enthusiasm
Marblehead NOOD Regatta - Images by Leighton O'Connor
America's Cup: Two AC72 skippers discuss Foiling Moths and the Cup
RS Feva World Championship - Brilliant sailing on day 2
America's Cup: Alameda makes overtures on Venue hosting for San Fran *Feature
Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Race Week 2014 - Relishing a challenge
Edgartown Race Weekend - BBBR and Round-the-Island Race winners named
Etchells Invitational Cup - Aussies take early lead in Cowes
PWA Fuerteventura Grand Slam - Antoine Albeau strikes back on day 4
Aquece Rio – International Sailing Regatta - All set for test event
ISAF World Sailing Rankings for 28 July 2014
29er World Championship - All set in Kingston
ORC World Championship - Third Course area opens for huge fleet
Day one of the Allen RS Feva World Championships
Anna Tunnicliffe: Final two days of the 2014 Reebok CrossFit Games   
Joachim Aschenbrenner takes gold at ISAF Youth Match Race Worlds 2014   
Maxi Soh scores double wins in CMRC Summer Doubleheader   
29er World Championship opening ceremonies in Confederation Park   
PWA Fuerteventura Grand Slam - Action resumes on day 3   
Land Rover Sydney Gold Coast Yacht Race Start 2014 VIDEO   
Laser Radial Men’s World Championship 2014- Final day   
2014 Pacific Cup - Scarlet Runner wins   
Gladwell's Line: America's Cup - Joint Statement is a curious note *Feature   
ISAF Youth Match Racing World Champ - Top four battle it out for final   
BIC Techno 293 Worlds 2014 - Day 6   
PWA Fuerteventura Grand Slam - Wind teases competitors on day 2   
Women’s Match Race Golfe du Morbihan - Action-packed day of racing   
Herreshoff Marine Museum announces successful fundraising campaign   
Brewin Dolphin Commodores' Cup - The most comprehensive victory yet   
Anna Tunnicliffe fourth at mid-point of 2014 Reebok CrossFit Games   
2014 29er North American Open Championship - Australians win   
INSA Sabot II Invitational Regatta - Erik Hou claims victory   
CMRC Summer Invitational Series - Maxi Soh wins Doubleheader A event   
International Moth World Championships - Nathan Outteridge wins   

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  

Switch Default Region to:

Social Media





New Zealand

United Kingdom

United States

Cruising Northern

Cruising Southern

MarineBusiness World

PowerBoat World

FishingBoating World






Contact Us

Advertisers Information

Submit news/events

Search Stories/Text


Advertisers Directory

Newsletter Archive

Photo Gallery


Banner Advertising Details

Newsletter Subscribe

Video Gallery





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.
LocalAds   DE  ES  FR  IT