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Victory Team win British Grand Prix

Posted on 28/07/2003

Plymouth, England - Heat three of the Class 1 Superfund World Powerboat Championship may have been a rain drenched grey affair, but the winning colour proved to be blue through and through with Victory Team claiming top honours in the Gervas Property British Grand Prix. Held for its third consecutive year, Plymouth witnessed Dubai's Victory Team put a determined halt to Spirit of Norway's winning streak. An all out display of some of the fiercest nautical action on the high seas had Ali Al ...  >>MORE

Victory brace for German assault

Posted on 05/07/2003

Ten boats, 20 pilots and a total of 18,000 horsepower will be unleashed this evening in this German seaside resort during the second heat of the UIM Class 1 Superfund Powerboat World Championship. With an opening round that witnessed some very hard crashes last month, offshore's finest are set to resume battle with the German Grand Prix Pole Position. Today's opener will act as the first of the season after a cancellation during the first grand prix due to a crash on the course. Rule ...  >>MORE

Victory Team start rebuilding success

Posted on 10/06/2003

Determined to cast aside last month's disappointment after the opening heat mishap at the UIM Class 1 World offshore championship at the Portuguese Grand Prix, Dubai's Victory Team will be counting on nothing less than powerboating perfection for the rest of the season. Victory Team know that they need to start winning this year, not only to gain some much-needed points, but also recapture the Class 1 crown at the end of the year. Going into the second heat of the series with a 20-point ...  >>MORE

Atlas 2 crowned champions

Posted on 17/05/2003

Atlas 2, driven by Marwan Suhail Al Ayalin and Mohammed bin Shaeen, was declared 2003 champions after the final heat of the UAE wooden powerboat championship. The event was organised by the Dubai International Marine Club (DIMC) with EPPCO as the official fuel sponsor. In one of the most spectacular races to date, the final chequered flag saw Atlas 1, with Mohammed Majid Al Room and Ahmed Suhail, come in with a hard-fought first position in yesterday's race, but second in the overall ...  >>MORE

Victory Team's Ali Nasser retires

Posted on 17/05/2003

After winning 14 World championship titles in a career that has spanned 13 glorious years with Dubai's Victory Team, Ali Nasser has announced his decision to retire from offshore powerboat racing. Set to go down in history as one of the finest sporting personalities to emerge not only from the Middle East, but also in the history of offshore racing, fans will be greatly disappointed to learn of Ali's decision to retire. Appointed with the challenge of replacing Ali Nasser in the driver's berth ...  >>MORE

Rashid, Ahmed retain crown

Posted on 03/05/2003

Rashid Jabir Al Hamly and his cousin Ahmed Ali Al Hamly retained the UAE Offshore Class III Championship for Powerboats title. The duo won the final round in Abu Dhabi organised by the Abu Dhabi International Marine Sports Club (ADIMSC) last Thursday. The Al Hamly duo, steering the ADIMSC boat, snatched the lead from their Italian competitors, Christian Rivolta and Giovanni Carpitella on board La Veda Loca at the start of the second lap of the race. The event went ahead despite strong winds and ...  >>MORE

Al Hamli duo wins Class 3 race

Posted on 26/04/2003

Defending champions Rashid Jaber Al Hamli and Ahmed Ali Al Hamli rode the Abu Dhabi International Marine Sports Club (ADIMSC)-backed boat to victory in the first round of the 2003 UAE International Offshore Powerboat Championship for Class 3 (6-litre) at the Mina Seyahi waters in Dubai yesterday. The Abu Dhabi duo chased newcomers Christian Rivolta and Giovanni Carpitella on La Vida Loca for the first four laps. And then, after settling down well, they powered their nine-year-old yellow ...  >>MORE

Sharjah wins best organizer prize of Formula one 2002

Posted on 14/04/2003

The Emirate of Sharjah has won, for the second time the International prize for the best organizer of the power boat World Championship/ Formula one 2002. " Sharjah will host the tenth session of the mentioned race which will take place on Khaled lake on Dec 4th and 5th," Mohammed Ali Al Noman, Director of Sharjah Commerce and Tourism Development Authority told a press conference yesterday. Sharjah had won the same prize in 2000, and the prize of the international press for the best organizer ...  >>MORE

Deserving first victory of season for Atlas1

Posted on 12/04/2003

After waiting patiently for the last three rounds, Atlas1 finally grabbed a deserving win in the fourth round of the 2003 UAE Wooden Powerboat series at the Mina Seyahi waters yesterday. But that win didn't cause any worries for their teammates Atlas2, who manage to earn the 50 points that they required to ensure the 2003 overall title by finishing second in the Dubai International Marine Club (DIMC) organsied race. Veteran campaigner Rashid Khalifah Al Marri had his first podium finish of the ...  >>MORE

Power boat racing to kick off on Thursday

Posted on 02/04/2003

The President Cup's formula 2000 Powerboat world championship will kick off here on Thursday with participant countries fielding strong squads. The UAE is the team to beat since its champion, Thani Al Qamzi is in an unassailable pole position after accumulating 75 points so far this season. Sweden, Italy, U.S, Malaysia and Qatar as well as hosts UAE are to participate with 15 powerboats in the competition, which will last up to Friday. (The Emirates News Agency, WAM) ...  >>MORE

UAE to host two final rounds

Posted on 23/03/2003

The UAE will be hosting the final two rounds of the UIM Class 1 World Powerboat Championship this season. The first of the two rounds here will be run in Fujairah in the first week of December, while the Dubai round will bring the curtains down on the championship a week later. Organisers and promoters of the UIM Class 1 are yet to decide and finalise whether they want to have an addition to the series and increase it to nine rounds. Promoters are still in discussion whether they want to add ...  >>MORE

RAK to host President's Cup

Posted on 25/02/2003

Ras Al Khaimah will host the fifth round of the Formula 2000 President's Cup and Middle East Championship 2003 round on April 3-4. Sheikh Ahmed bin Saqr Al Qasimi, Head of the Organising Committee of the championship, said the event would be held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Saqr bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, Member of the Supreme Council and Ruler of Ras Al Khaimah. Sheikh Ahmed stressed that the Formula 2000 President's Cup and Middle East Championship 2003 has now been ...  >>MORE

Wooden powerboat championship today

Posted on 20/02/2003

The Abu Dhabi International Marine Sports Club will today organise the second round of the wooden powerboat championship. Twenty-five boats will compete for the twenty cash prizes on offer. Sheikh Dr. Sultan bin Khalifa Al Nahyan, Member of the Abu Dhabi Executive Council, Chairman of the Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Court and Chairman of the club, has ordered the increase of prize money to Dh 285,000, of which the first-placed boat will receive Dh 45,000 and the second will bag Dh 35,000. (The Gulf ...  >>MORE

Al Qamzy scores big home-town win

Posted on 19/01/2003

The UAE's Thani Al Qamzy won the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix in style to maintain his sole leadership of the President's Cup for Formula 2 Powerboats having collected full 40 points from two rounds. Qamzy, who is also a jet ski champion and a rookie F1 pilot, dominated both rounds in Fujairah and Abu Dhabi, in both the Pole run and Drivers Standings with his countryman and Emirates Formula Two Team, Awadh Ghamran Al Qubeissi close behind in both events having finished second yesterday to increase his ...  >>MORE

Gritty Al Qamzy snatches pole position; Dh112000 at stake for the winners of Abu Dhabi Grand Prix today

Posted on 17/01/2003

UAE's Thani Attig Al Qamzy won the pole position for the second round of the President's Cup F2 Powerboats in style yesterday. Al Qamzy scored his second straight victory in the event and increased his tally to 40 points from two rounds. Qamzy won pole for the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, organised by the Abu Dhabi International Marine Sports Club, in 44.82 seconds with a speed of 128.51 km/hour. In second place was team mate Awadh Ghamran Al Qubeissi who clocked 45.04 seconds (127.88 km/hour) to ...  >>MORE

Al Qamzi wins Formula 2 boat- racing

Posted on 11/01/2003

Thani Ateeq Al Qamzi of the UAE won the Fujairah round of the F2 President's Cup Championship at the Dibba Fujairah waters yesterday. The Dibba Fujairah event is the first round of this year's boat-racing championship, with second round scheduled to kick off on Jan.16 in Abu Dhabi. Al Qamzi clocked 38.03 minutes and was trailed by Tobias Tebjby of Sweden in the second place, registering 38.7 minutes, while another UAE boat driver, Awadh Omran Al Qubeissi, came third with a time of 38.9 minutes. ...  >>MORE

UIM race to be a close affair

Posted on 11/12/2002

The final round of the 2002 F1 UIM World Powerboat Championships being held at Sharjah's Khalid Lagoon, promises to be a close-run event, with fans worldwide likely to be glued to their television sets to witness the outcome, Nicolo San Germano, F1 promoter, declared yesterday. "While (Guido) Capellini has won for a record seventh time this year, as many as nine other racers are in the fray for the runner-up position. It will be a tough battle ahead," San Germano said. The action will be ...  >>MORE

Victory 7 win Fujairah Grand Prix

Posted on 28/09/2002

The sixth round of the UIM Class One World Offshore Championship took to the waters yesterday on the East Coast of the UAE. The Fujairah Grand Prix also signals the first race in the Middle East Championship series and a chance for those looking for top honours to make amends with a title win in the three series race. In an exciting showdown on the high seas Ali Nasser and Ali Al Qama in Victory 7 made it a clean sweep of wins this weekend with a first place in both the Pole Position on ...  >>MORE

One-two for Victory team

Posted on 18/06/2002

Victory Team powered off the season in the same manner that they left off last year; fantastically fast and definitely unmatchable. With a first and second on the podium, it was Victory Team's Ali Nasser and Ali Al Qama who stormed through the entire field to clinch a brilliant and hard earned first place, High praise came from second place winner and team mate Saeed Al Tayer. "Ali Nasser and Al Qama had a fantastic race out there today and I am overjoyed that they have had the first win of the ...  >>MORE

Al Qamzy clinches President's Cup

Posted on 13/04/2002

Aqua Man, Thani Attig Al Qamzy, was on top of the world yesterday. He not only won the President's Cup for Formula II Powerboats but also emerged champion in the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, the final round which was held with the theme "For Jerusalem". Dr. Sheikh Sultan bin Khalifa Al Nahyan, the Chief of the Abu Dhabi Crown Prince's Court, the President of the Abu Dhabi International Marine Sports Club and the patron of the championship, attended the final round. He awarded trophies and prizes for ...  >>MORE

Sharjah Grand Prix powerboat race starts

Posted on 04/04/2002

The President's Cup 2002 Emirates Formula 2 International Championship Sharjah Grand Prix fourth round began on 4 April in Sharjah. Seventeen drivers from Norway, Finland, South Africa, Qatar, Sweden, Britain, Malaysia and the UAE are participating. ...  >>MORE

Khalid Lagood to stage fourth round of F2 International Championship

Posted on 28/03/2002

The Khalid Lagoon in Sharjah will stage the fourth round of the Emirates F2 International Championship. The announcement of the venue was made at a press conference, organised by Sharjah Commerce and Tourism Development Authority (SCTDA) at the Marbella Resort, Sharjah. The event for the President's Cup 2002 will be held on April 4 and 5. Under the Guardianship of His Highness Dr. Sheikh Sultan bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, Member of the Supreme Council and Ruler of Sharjah, and the Patronage of ...  >>MORE

President's Cup final in Abu Dhabi

Posted on 25/03/2002

The Abu Dhabi International Marine Sports Club will host the final round of the President's Cup for Formula II instead of Ras Al Khaimah who withdrew from hosting the event after the promoter failed to find sponsors for the final round. Mohammed Sanad Al Qubeissi, the Vice President of the UAE Marine Sports Federation and the Director of the ADIMSC, said that it is a great loss for the marine sports fans in Ras Al Khaimah to miss watching and enjoying the final round as this year's event have ...  >>MORE

Sharjah to host International President's Cup powerboat race

Posted on 21/03/2002

The fourth round of the Emirates Formula 2 International Championship President's Cup power boat race will be held in Sharjah from April 3-5. The fifth round will be held at Ras Al Khaimah on April 18-19. ...  >>MORE

Al Mansouri clinches top third round honours

Posted on 09/03/2002

Majed Al Mansouri of Emirates F2 Team clinched the first place in the President's Cup Emirates International Formula 2 race Championship 2002 third round at Khor Meshairif in Ajman yesterday. Sheikh Amar bin Humaid Al Nuaimi, Crown Prince of Ajman, attended the main race yesterday. Sheikh Amar presented the trophies to winners of the race and the winners of the pole in the end. The main race was fiercely-contested among the top contenders. The fast pace of the race resulted in an accident ...  >>MORE

Victory 7 cruise to creditable triumph

Posted on 26/01/2002

Heat Two of the Class II, III six litre and ProVee UAE International Championship, held at the Dubai International Marine Club, saw near perfect Offshore racing conditions today, in spite of predictions to the contrary. With the wave of the green start flag, the pace of the day seemed to be 'catch me if you can,' as the 20 competing boats battled it out for first place on the podium. Class II defending champions Saeed Al Tayer and Mohammed Al Marri in Victory 7, stormed in with a first place ...  >>MORE

Al Tayer, Marri win

Posted on 18/01/2002

Heat one of the Class II and III 6 litre UAE International Championship took to the waters yesterday, defying this week's continuing stormy weather conditions in the Gulf. Victory Team's Saeed Al Tayer and Mohammed Al Marri in M7 were first to cross the finish line and claim the Class II chequered flag ahead of Kristian Tzanov and Luca Nicolini in Sea Racer, M8 leaving Khalfan S. Al Muhairi and Matteo Niccolini in Sea Racer 32, M9 a third place on the podium. But it was Ali Nasser and Ali ...  >>MORE

UAE Victory 1 win offshore powerboat world championship

Posted on 15/11/2001

Victory 1, became World Champions Class II by winning second place in the tournament's third round on 9 November. The tournament is held under the patronage of Dr. Sheikh Sultan bin Khalifa Al Nahyan, Chief of the Abu Dhabi Crown Prince's Court and President of the ADIMSC. http://www.theuae.com/victory ...  >>MORE

Victory 1 bag world championship

Posted on 10/11/2001

Using their brains instead of their brawns, Victory 1 crew of driver Ali Nasir Belhabala and throttleman Ali Al Qama, ran a safe race and emerged World Champions of Class II winning the second place in the third and last round organised yesterday by the Abu Dhabi International Marine Sports Club (ADIMSC) under the patronage of Dr. Sheikh Sultan bin Khalifa Al Nahyan, the Chief of the Abu Dhabi Crown Prince's Court and President of the ADIMSC. It was Victory 7, driven by Mohammed Al Marri and ...  >>MORE

UAE Powerboat team win in terrible sea conditions

Posted on 08/11/2001

Dubai's powerboat teams won the UIM 2001 Class I World Championship Title on 2 November in some of the worst sea conditions this season with waves of between 6 and 9 feet high in a 19-20 north-westerly wind. Saeed Al Tayer and Mohammed Al Marri in Victory 7 won top placing of both the day and the Championship and Victory 1 team mates Ali Nasser and Ali Al Qama came second. http://www.victory-team.com/ ...  >>MORE

Al Tayer, Marri take Victory to new heights

Posted on 03/11/2001

Yesterday witnessed the most spectacular battle royal, as Dubai's two Victory boats went head on head in sea conditions that put all other contenders far in their wake and made spectators flinch at the sheer heroics and determination as the boys in blue fought for the most coveted prize of them all, the UIM 2001 Class I World Championship Title. Saeed Al Tayer and Mohammed Al Marri in Victory 7 stormed to the top placing of both the day and the Championship and saw team mates Ali Nasser and ...  >>MORE

Victory 1 storm to European title

Posted on 13/08/2001

Ali Nasser and Ali Al Qama produced a true champions performance winning the Colour Line Scandinavian Grand Prix in Oslo yesterday to become the Class 1 European Champions. "I am the happiest man in the world today. To win the title again is a great feeling - I am a very lucky man." said Ali Nasser. It was a faultless display by Nasser and Al Qama who powered their Lamborghini engined Victory 1 to a start-to-finish win ahead of rivals Bjorn Gjelsten and Steve Curtis, Spirit of Norway and team ...  >>MORE

Victory 1 win time trial

Posted on 12/08/2001

Ali Nasser and Ali Al Qama, in their Lamborghini powered Victory 1, produced a stunning final run to win yesterday's Time Trial at the Color Line Scandinavian Grand Prix in Oslo, turning the tables on team mates Saeed Al Tayer and Mohammed Al Marri, after taking the top honours with a blistering time of 1min 28.08secs. Nasser and Al Qama left it late to set their winning time, improving on their opening run by two seconds, but had to endure a familiar anxious wait as both Victory 7 and Gjelsten ...  >>MORE

UAE’s Victory Team chasing records

Posted on 17/06/2001

Fresh from their one-two finish in the Italian Grand Prix in Trieste, Victory Team members Saeed Al Tayer (Victory 7) and Ali Nasser (Victory 1) are poised to equal and set more records this weekend at the Corsica Grand Prix in Saint-Florent. Already members of a unique group of only three drivers to win back-to-back titles, the third being Carlo Bonomi, Tayer and Nasser will be looking to increase their impressive racing records. Both men currently have 12 Time Trial wins to their names, ...  >>MORE

Sharjah to host 10th round of UIM powerboat championship

Posted on 17/06/2001

Sharjah will once again play host to the UIM Formula One Powerboat World Championship this year. Sheikh Tariq bin Faisal Al Qasimi, chairman, Sharjah Commerce and Tourism Development Authority (SCTDA) last week signed an agreement with UIM promoter, Nicolo Di San Germano to host the 10th round of the championship at the picturesque Khalid Lagoon on Oct. 11-12. "We are always looking at avenues to encourage youngsters and at the same time, ensure that the heritage and culture of Sharjah is ...  >>MORE

Victory wins dramatic powerboat victory

Posted on 27/01/2001

Victory M1 clinched a dramatic victory when Victory Team's M7 stalled in the final stretch of the second round of the UAE International Offshore Powerboat Championship. The UAE's crew on board Victory M7 Saeed Al Tayer and Mohammed Al Marri were leading the Class Two Inboard category from the beginning of the 11-lap race until the last lap when their luck finally ran out. Al Tayer and Al Marri were second, leaving the glory of victory to colleagues All Al Qamah and Mohammed Al Gaith. "We are ...  >>MORE

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