Please select your home edition
Edition
Protector 728x90

Dubai XCAT World Series 2014 heads to USA

by Karien Jonckheere on 30 Jan 2014
UIM Skydive Dubai XCAT World Series 2014 UIM Xcat Middle East Championships http://www.uimpowerboating.com/
Dubai XCAT World Series 2014 got underway in Dubai last weekend. As the 15 teams completed the first round organisers have announced that Daytona, Florida has been included in the calendar for 2014.

One of the pilots particularly thrilled with the announcement was American Jay Price who revealed that this will be the first time he will race on home waters in 20 years.


Teams will be travelling to three continents over the coming year as the thrilling action spans the globe from January to December 2014. With the Series continually expanding, there will be 10 races in the coming season, with the second race of the year scheduled for Fujairah, UAE in the middle of February.

Like in 2013, China and Italy will once again be part of the programme, with two races each, and racing will also take place in Azerbaijan, Switzerland and the USA for the first time.

'These are exciting times for the UIM Skydive Dubai XCAT World Series,' said Sid Bensalah, Secretary General of the WPPA – organisers and promoters of the Series.


'We have been working tirelessly to set up the Series for 2014 as we constantly look to improve and expand what is fast becoming the most competitive form of powerboat racing in the world.

'The USA was always one of our targets since we launched the XCAT project last year, and now we have a great opportunity to enter the US market.

'2013 was a great season as we took the Series to three new locations, with wonderfully successful events in Stresa and Arona in Italy and Ningbo, China.

'And 2014 will also be a year of growth as we initiate many new developments and we look forward to introducing XCAT racing to several new locations while also, of course, remembering our roots in the Middle East,' added Bensalah.


Meanwhile, in the opening round of the 2014 UIM Skydive Dubai XCAT World Series in Dubai this weekend, it was the Fazza duo of Arif Al Zaffain and Nadir bin Hendi who claimed victory to take top spot in the overall Series standings. Skydive Dubai (Sultan Al Dhaheri and Jay Price) were second and Victory Team (Salem Al Adidi and Talib Al Sayed) third.

2014 Venues and Dates

Round one: Dubai – UAE: 23 – 25 January
Round two: Fujairah – UAE: 12 - 14 February
Round three: Daytona – USA – 11 – 13 April
Round four: Napoli – Italy: 6 – 8 June
Round five: Lugano – Switzerland: 20 – 22 June
Round six: Stresa – Italy: 11 – 13 July
Round seven: Baku – Azerbaijan: 29 – 31 August
Round eight: Ningbo – China: 24 – 26 October
Round nine: Hining Dao – China: 7-9 November
Final Round Dubai – UAE: 11 – 13 December

Event website: click here

Insun - AC ProgramMarine Resources 660Mackay Boats

Related Articles

Over 40 Million Kidde fire extinguishers recalled
Recall affects both plastic-handle and push-button Pindicator Kidde extinguishers including 134, ABC- or BC-rated models In the recall, Kidde also acknowledged the free replacement push-button extinguisher being sent to personal watercraft owners is similar in size to the recalled model but may not fit in the same location as the old fire extinguisher.
Posted on 10 Nov
Harvey and Irma destroy over 63,000 recreational boats
About 13,500 boats were damaged or lost costing $155 million in boat damage as the result of Hurricane Harvey. Breaking down the 2017 season storms, Hurricane Irma damaged or destroyed 50,000 vessels with approximately $500 million in recreational boat damage.
Posted on 9 Nov
Auckland on the Water Boat Show gets underway in summer warmth
The Auckland On the Water Boat Show opened to more summery climes. After being lashed by a succession of gales and horizontal rain for the past few months, the Auckland On the Water Boat Show opened to more summery climes. The gates opened at 10.00am with the usual queue waiting to see three floors of exhibits in the Viaduct Events Centre before moving through the pavilion area
Posted on 28 Sep
Coast Guard emphasizes boating, water safety over Labor Day weekend
The Coast Guard encourages anyone headed out to the water this weekend to take several precautionary steps beforehand. It is illegal to operate a boat while under the influence of alcohol or drugs in every state. There are stringent penalties for violating BUI/BWI laws, which can include large fines, suspension or revocation of boat operator privileges and jail terms. Alcohol use is the leading known contributing factor in fatal boating accidents.
Posted on 2 Sep
Coast Guard Foundation activates fund to assist Coast Guard members
Coast Guard Foundation’s relief program was established 12 years ago in the wake of the devastation by Hurricane Katrina The Coast Guard Foundation, a non-profit organization committed to the education and welfare of all Coast Guard members and their families, announced today the activation of its Disaster Relief and Response Fund to assist Coast Guard Members impacted by Hurricane Harvey.
Posted on 31 Aug
BoatUS - How to take care of the boat after Harvey
With Hurricane Harvey finally headed inland, the storm has left behind damaged recreational boats in its wake. With Hurricane Harvey finally headed inland, the storm has left behind damaged recreational boats in its wake. The BoatUS Catastrophe Team now on the ground in Texas reports that Aransas Pass, Port Aransas, and Rockport are the hardest hit areas for recreational boats and salvage operations have begun.
Posted on 31 Aug
Get better wave forecasts from PredictWind and ECMWF
Predictwind is well-known for accurate wind forecasts but now leads the way with accurate wave forecasts PredictWind is well known for its world leading accurate wind forecasts, but did you know Predictwind also leads the way with accurate wave forecasts?
Posted on 12 Jul
Figaro Bénéteau 3 – The home straight
The prototype will be launched for the Figaro Bénéteau 3, whose construction is entering its completion phase All the pieces of the puzzle that make up the 9.75-metre monohull designed by the VPLP design office are en route for the yard, as orchestrated by Marc Vaillier, head of the programme within the Groupe Bénéteau.
Posted on 4 Jul
A Few Rays – What to know about your skin?
Skin has evolved over the millions of years to keep water outside of the body out Skin has evolved over the millions of years to keep water outside of the body out, while keeping the moisture we have in our body in. That’s a good thing right? – So we don’t blow up every time we take a swim or go out in the rain. Likewise so we don’t dry up in the sun.
Posted on 25 Jun
A Few Rays – Moisturising, Anti-Aging Action …
Consistent moisturising sun protection has an anti-aging action Consistent moisturising sun protection has an anti-aging action Out on a boat, sailors are exposed to extreme conditions for their skin. There are UV rays from the sun, hopefully some wind if you are a sailor, and the drying effects from wet and dry cycles during the course of your day
Posted on 23 Jun