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Bahrain's first F2 powerboat race starts tomorrow

Manama, October 14, 2009

The UIM F2 World Championship, Bahrain GP, the first to be held in the kingdom, will be held at the Amwaj Islands Marina on October 15 and 16.

The event is being organized by the Formula World Sports and the Union Internationale Motonautique (UIM), who support the largest powerboat races in the world and are the international governing body of power boating. It is recognised by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and is also a member of the General Association of International Sports Federations and the Association of the IOC-Recognised International Sports Federations.

Bahrain’s event follows other successful shows in Malaysia, Oman and Fujairah. Egypt will have its turn after Bahrain.

“We are delighted that Formula World Sports has selected Amwaj Islands as the location of choice for the UIM F2 World Championship,” said Martin Kay, chief executive officer at Ossis, speaking on behalf of Amwaj Islands.

“The event will be based at the Amwaj Marina, where we held the first Bahrain Boat Show International in April this year.”

Amwaj Islands comprise residential developments including homes, studios, apartments, town houses and villas together with a school that is fully functional, a polyclinic, leading hotels, resort hotels, chalets, a shopping centre, a lagoon surrounded by promenades with al fresco dining and boutiques, entertainment and theme projects, botanical gardens, bird sanctuary and aviary, theme park, water park, a beach club and a family resort, and a 60,000 sqm circular marina.

Formula 2 boats are equipped with 2-liter stock engines generating 200 HP and speeds up to 200 km/h. Hulls of Formula 2 boats reach a minimum length of 4.8 meters and minimum weight of 513 kg, which includes the driver. Due to their specially designed tunnel hulls, Formula 2 boats are able to turn almost instantaneously incurring more G forces than any other racing machine on the planet.-TradeArabia News Service




Tags: UIM F2 World Championship | Bahrain GP | powerboat race | Water sports |

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