XCAT Gold Coast GP 2015; Increased Media Coverage

Australia’s Gold Coast is set to welcome the fourth round of the UIM XCAT World Series—the greatest motorsport on water. This is a FREE-to-attend event: Saturday, 22 August – Sunday 23 August.

The action begins on Friday, 21 August with the boaters’ first official practice session 10:00-1130 a.m. Live coverage of the Dubai Duty Free Speed Cat Run will be on YouTube, for those unable to attend the time trial competition that takes place 2:30-3:30 p.m. In this contest, two boats go head-to-head in a high performance race challenge against each other; competitors only travel in a straight line for a short distance. The winner of each match-up advances to the next round until only one XCAT boat remains as the class winner.

Saturday, the boats face off again to compete in the XCAT pole position qualifying session, from 2:00 – 3:00p.m. This time, the boaters must complete a course by travelling around a set of buoys in the shortest time possible

Sunday is the main event: the XCAT Gold Coast GP starts at 2:00pm. Will Team Victory with XDubai XCat pilots Arif Al Zaffain and Nadir bin – the current championship leaders – outperform the Abu Dhabi Racing Team boat, which is only a single point behind in the series points? Whatever the outcome, it is sure to be a fascinating race between these boats and others that take part to Round 4 of the Series scheduled for Gold Coast, Australia this week.

This year XCAT will see increased media coverage.  The World Professional Powerboating Association (WPPA)—the exclusive promoters of the XCAT (Extreme Catamaran) World Series headed by H.E. Saif Markhan Al Ketbi, President of the Board)— announced all races would be broadcasted on TV and live stream. In other words, delivery of XCAT Racing will be available to fans around the world either via live streaming video on XCAT’s YouTube channel or XCAT TV. Ongoing media coverage is essential and accounts for this motor sport growth. Today, the XCAT action has reached 400 million homes; the plan is set now to reach as much as 500 million homes in the near future, Al Ketbi says.

In an official press release, the WPAA has announced the following schedule for TV live coverage for the “UIM XCAT Gold Coast Grand Prix”:

Saturday, 22nd August:
10:30 – 12:00  Live Coverage Pole Position on YouTube only.
14:00 – 15:00  Live Coverage “Dubai Duty Free SpeedCAT Run” (YouTube & TV stations)

Sunday, 23rd August:
14:00 – 15:30  Live Coverage – Gold Coast Grand Prix (YouTube & TV stations)

DubaiBlog Network will provide info and results, so be sure to visit often the dubayblog.com website. There is no other high-performance racing water sport like it, so tune in to watch the excitement.

For more details about the XCAT Gold Coast GP, feel free to contact goldcoast@xcatracing.com or to know more about WPPA, send them an email at info@thewppa.com. To follow the events, instead, go to xcatracing.com.

XCAT Gold Coast GP 2015; Increased Media Coverage

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