The World Professional Powerboating Association (WPPA) announced in a press release today that the 2015 Skydive Dubai XCAT World Series will consist of eight rounds with the first race set for Feb. 25-27 in Fujairah, UAE.
With new teams and new stops in Australia and Portugal, the XCAT World Series is expanding in 2015. Courtesy XCAT World Series
The successful outboard-powered catamaran circuit, which expanded internationally for the first time in 2013, is planning to visit six different countries, including a first ever foray into Australian water with a race scheduled for the Gold Coast from Aug. 21-23.
Cascais in Portugal (June 12-14) is another new venue that has been added to the action-packed series, which is expecting four new teams to join the competition this year. According to the release, details on the teams will be announced in the coming weeks.
“We are very excited about the fact that we’ll have four new boats joining the lineup for the start of the season next month,” said WPPA President Dr. Saif Al Ketbi. “It’s a sign of the tremendous growth that the series has been experiencing and the popularity of XCAT racing. Having more teams in the fold will just make it even more competitive and exhilarating.
“We will be making some more announcements regarding exactly who these teams are and more details regarding the various venues within the next few weeks,” Al Ketbi added. “I have no doubt that XCAT fans will be as excited as we are about the season ahead.”
Click the link to view the 2015 XCAT World Series calendar, which will be updated as more host venues are announced.