Sri Lanka enters the race in power boating | Sunday Observer

Sri Lanka enters the race in power boating

The Lanka Powerboat Association has bagged the rights to host the opening round of the H20 International Aquabike Championship slotted for March 2019.

For the first time ever Sri Lanka will also enter a team and the Lanka Powerboat Association will run an International Training Course in June to prepare trainers, racers and officials for the development of Aquabike Racing in Sri Lanka.

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 water. Each round of the Aquabike World Championship takes in four days of breathtaking action, entertainment and spectacular night shows.

It is an event that combines speed, skill, artistry and sheer raw power producing non-stop edge-of the-seat racing and improbable feats of artistry and acrobatics.

With races in Europe and China, the Championship heads for the UAE before the opening round in Colombo March 22 to 24, 2019.

All riders must complete the UIM Training course, in order to race. The course consists both theoretical and practical modules and will be taught by a qualified International UIM Training Commissioner and Instructor. The course takes a minimum of four days to complete, depending on the rider’s skill level.

Once successfully completed the UIM commissioner will then sign off the pupil - Ready to Race – and will be issued with an international racing licence. They will be UIM and LPA ambassadors to promote and train jet skiing in Sri Lanka.

The training course takes place at AMAGI Aria Hotel in Negombo and runs from June 16. There will be an international race for the newly trained riders on June 23 followed by a family introduction to racing the following day marking an an exciting opportunity for the first time in Sri Lanka according to the organisers.