Action-packed international powerboat events to hit waters in Bentota | Sunday Observer

Action-packed international powerboat events to hit waters in Bentota

The Lanka Powerboat Association (LPA) is bringing two international powerboat events to Sri Lanka this November. This unique, action-packed powerboat event which will feature Formula 2 (Super Cat) and P750/Thundercat powerboats will take place at Bentota on November 11 and 12.

All of the invited drivers will be providing a breathtaking display on waters of lagoon and sea. The event features two days of white knuckle, edge of the seat racing by international champion power boat drivers in P750/Thundercat and F2 Supercat boats.

The championship will consist of circuit and offshore racing with the drivers of both classes of boats jostling for positions on water, concluding in two finals looking to crown the winners. Water based Power Sports have mass appeal to all ages offering fantastic entertainment. Thousands of spectators now follow Power Boat Racing, which is positioning itself as one of the most prominent water sports of the 21st century.

Alongside this, the Lanka Power Boat Association together with the UIM are committed to providing a comprehensive training syllabus for all aspects of water based Power Boat sports and are pleased to announce that once again the LPA is the first country to launch a brand new Aquabike/Jet Ski training programs.

This will provide professional training for our future generations of Aquabike/Jet Ski racing competitors and officials. It is one of the highest priorities of the UIM, their goal is to establish a world-wide network of training centres to ensure the success and growth of the sport in all its disciplines, with Sri Lanka being the first. The secrets of safe, responsible and environmentally friendly racing start with good training and attracting those who will be our Aquabike/Jet Ski stars of the future. The LPA is looking for eight people who would like to participate in the Ambassador Training Program.

The week’s course will take place in Bentota from November 13. Upon successful completion, the participants could become qualified UIM LPA Aquabike/Jet Ski Instructors/Ambassadors.

The ultimate aim of the training is for Sri Lanka to have its own Aquabike/Jet Ski team to participate in the UIM-ABP Aquabike World Championship. The UIM-ABP Aquabike World Championship is the most acclaimed and prestigious international series promoting personal watercraft in a competitive racing environment, and one of the fastest, most spectacular, demanding and entertaining sports on the water. The opening round 2018 is set to take place in Colombo.

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