You will never know the feeling of a driver when winning a race. The helmet hides feelings that cannot be understood. – Ayrton Senna
The CATS are back! Prepare your engines for the pinnacle of powerboat racing, the UIM XCAT World Championship. From the 30th of November until the 4th of December and the 9th until the 11th of December, the cream of the crop of the powerboating world will be locking horns with each other on the majestic shores of the ‘Mountain Emirate’, Fujairah (UAE); and the ‘City of Gold’, Dubai (UAE) subsequently.
Generally, power boats consist of a high power-to-weight ratio and a hull design that allows for easy planing, allowing for higher speeds and improved handling. Also, the shape of power boats is usually streamlined, minimizing air resistance and drag, further increasing speeds.
Powered by 2 Mercury Racing 400ROS outboard engines producing a whopping 400hp each and with speeds topping 200km/h, these racing catamarans are the finest expression of powerboat racing at an international level.
Made up of a multitude of participating nations, such as the United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, Russia, Australia, and Italy; teams such as Dubai Police, backed by its namesake, Team Abu Dhabi hungry for yet more powerboating success, the Italian armada with three teams competing, and the always hard-driving Aussies, such as 222 Offshore, the event series is sure to make some waves and set to be one of the most hair-raising events in Offshore powerboat racing.