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  16 January 2015, Dubai – The World Professional Powerboating Association (WPPA) have announced that the 2015 Skydive Dubai XCAT World Series will consist of eight rounds, with the first race scheduled for 25-27 February in Fujairah.

Team Dubai in action in 2014

The successful Series only went international for the first time in 2013 but this year will visit six different countries, including a first ever foray into Australian water with a race scheduled for the Gold Coast from 21-23 August. Cascais in Portugal is another new venue which has been added to the thrilling, action-packed Series, with the fourth round of the season set to be hosted there from 12-14 June. Also announced today is that four new teams will be joining the Series for the 2015 season. Further details on the teams will be released in the coming weeks. “We are very excited about the fact that we’ll have four new boats joining the line-up for the start of the season next month,” said WPPA President, HE Dr Saif Al Ketbi. “It’s a sign of the tremendous growth that the Series has been experiencing and the popularity of XCAT racing, and having more teams joining the fold will just make it even more competitive and exhilarating. “We will be making some more announcements regarding exactly who these teams are and more details regarding the various venues within the next few weeks and I have no doubt that XCAT fans will be as excited as we are about the season ahead,” added Al Ketbi. The 2015 Skydive Dubai XCAT World Series dates:

ROUND

DATE

VENUE

1

25-27 February 2015

Fujairah, UAE

2

19- 21 March

GCC area (host city TBA)

3

15 – 17 May

Europe (host city TBA)

4

12- 14 June

Cascais, Portugal

5

21 – 23 August

Gold Coast, Australia

6

9- 11 October

Asia (host city TBA)

7

26 – 28 November

UAE (host city TBA)

8

9 – 11 December

UAE (host city TBA)

 

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