Dubai Police Seals Second XCAT Victory Of Weekend

The Dubai Police team of Arif Al-Zaffein and Nadir Bin Hendi are off to a great start this season after winning the second race of the 2018 Union Internationale Motonautique XCAT World Championship on Friday, a day after earning the victory in the opening round of the Fujairah Grand Prix in Fujairah, UAE.

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Dubai Police won back-to-back XCAT races in Fujairah, UAE. Photos courtesy XCAT World Championship

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Maritimo Flips, Dubai Police Takes Season-Opening XCAT Victory

The season-opening race of the 2018 Union Internationale Motonautique XCAT World Championship started off with immediate drama when two boats collided on the first turn of the first of two Fujairah Grand Prix races on Thursday afternoon in Fujairah, UAE.

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Victory Team’s Dubai Police duo of Arif Al-Zaffein and Nadir Bin Hendi earned another checkered flag at the XCAT season opener in Fujairah. Photo courtesy XCAT World Championship

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Phantom 9 Race Team Up For Sale

Following another successful season, which included a world championship in the Offshore Powerboat Association SLVX class in Englewood Beach, Fla., longtime Phantom 9 Racing team owner Mark Niemann said that he is putting the team up for sale.

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The owner of the Phantom 9 offshore racing team, Mark Niemann, is selling the team. Photo by Pete Boden/Shoot 2 Thrill Pix

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Race World Offshore Out For Sarasota Powerboat Grand Prix

After a meeting last Friday between key Hotelplanner.com Sarasota Powerboat Grand Prix organizers and Race World Offshore principals, the mid-March-announced plan for RWO personnel to handle the technical inspection portion of the Sunday, July 1, has been scrubbed. Budget issues to the tune of an additional $12,000 for RWO expenses and other issues led to an amicable parting of the ways between the primary parties behind the western Florida event, which is going on as planned under its original Powerboat P1/American Power Boat Association sanction. The news was announced in a press release today from Sarasota Suncoast Charities for Children executive director Lucy Nicandri.

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The Sarasota Powerboat Grand Prix will go on as planned without the involvement of Race World Offshore. Photo courtesy/copyright Pete Boden/Shoot 2 Thrill Pix.

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Team Allen Lawn Care And Landscaping Going Cat Racing With 32 Doug Wright

With the 2017 season Super Boat International Manufacturer 4-class world championships and national titles under its belt, Team Allen Lawn Care and Landscaping is saying farewell to its 30-foot Phantom V-bottom and moving into a 32-foot Doug Wright catamaran. The Des Moines, Iowa-based team will campaign the canopied cat powered by twin Mercury Racing 300XS outboard engines in the Super Stock class on the Offshore Powerboat Association circuit and  SBI Stock class, as well as the planned Race World Offshore events.

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Starting this season, Team Allen Lawn Care and Landscaping will compete in the Super Stock class its new 32-foot Doug Wright catamaran.

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