Offshore Racing Turbine Class Closer to Reality

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Offshore Racing Class Closer Reality

Sheikh bin Jabor of Qatar to give Miss Geico some competition.


question, Miss a turbine-powered Mystic catamaran, the most boat in powerboat racing. also is loneliest. That’s despite all raceboats in classes you see it at any offshore race, Geico usually alone.

Miss remains the to beat. photos courtesy/copyright Sharkey/Sharkey Images.)

do I Other turbine-class have shown at a I mean handful—of races compete with during the five years. competitors have Aqua-Mania and Racing, both Mystic cats, for various they’ve been competitors for Miss Geico

Most likely, won’t change for the racing season. Aqua-Mania team reportedly committed to races this as has Miss Mary team, which a 48-foot-long Technology, Inc. cat, but the uber-expensive of turbine offshore racing, the best-laid don’t always to appearances.

is one two turbine-powered that has infrequent competition Miss Geico.

2013, Miss should have competition in class. That’s the Qatar Federation has Mystic and Turbines to a 50-foot for competition the United Production of boat is

“Our idea to expand racing map we participate as well expand into race categories become the in powerboat said Sheikh bin Jabor of Qatar. have raced the Miss team in past, but were in different classes not far even with restricted engines used in

Sheikh Hassan referring to season he to pull country’s piston-powered, engine raceboats Union International Class 1 overseas and them on Offshore Powerboat tour in States. Marc who drive Geico with Begovich handling throttles, said couldn’t be delighted with decision—and then down the

The Qatar got a of domestic in their 1 catamaran 2010.

“The thing about a consistent is to able to the fans they’re looking in the class, which spectacular speed the water,” Granet. “Look NASCAR. Look Indy racing. come to to see speeds. Sheikh and Steve (the likely as Qatar’s are seasoned champions. The for side-by-side racing, crews all show uniforms, telemetry on shore, the level all aspire and where know this can be.

“But if think running with us an OPA where we’re our speed 140 mph make it show is running 188 in a cat, they a surprise store for he added laughed.

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Whether not the realized the Geico cat taking it to preserve show, he away with positive take domestic offshore And that his decision build a class raceboat 2013.

“Racing in USA opened eyes to many things, of which being part an event the social and interacting other teams people is priority,” he “It also interesting that caught everyone’s when we about Qatar.”

reality, while Geico and will be on the they are as a when it to the of the They are forces to safety standards an entire program for class. Each will have own safety responsible for off on safety inspections each race. class also have its dedicated rescue above the during each

But will consistent entries enough to other race to field in the The Miss and Qatar believe it—and banking on

“Already there other well-funded watching what are doing discussing making commitment to with the turbines,” said “The Sheikh eluded to the turbine to the East after 2013 season ends in for two three races. is likely attract other in the East. Once see these run at speeds, you deny how they are.”

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Trulio

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