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26 May 2015, Dubai – Newly appointed CEO of the World Professional Powerboating Association (WPPA) Ronan Morgan completed a successful trip to Cascais, Portugal last week ahead of the third round of the UIM XCAT World Series set to be hosted there in June.


Newly appointed WPPA CEO Ronan Morgan (left) with the Deputy Vice Mayor of Cascais, Bernardo de Barros, in Portugal.


This will be the first time XCAT action will be taking place in Portugal and Morgan was delighted with preparations ahead of the race weekend, which takes place from June 12-14.

“Everything is well on track and the local authorities and organisers are getting excited to welcome the greatest motorsport series on water to their shores.

“It promises to be a fabulous spectacle with all the action concentrated close to the shore and a mega screen on site to ensure all spectators enjoy every detail of the exciting racing,” said Morgan.

The new CEO met with the Deputy Vice Mayor of Cascais, Bernardo de Barros, to discuss preparations for the event and said the meetings had gone particularly well.

“I’m very happy with where we are in terms of planning for the event. We’ll be launching a promotional campaign at the beginning of June and Cascais locals can look forward to getting up close to one of the unique XCAT boats which will be on display in the town square where XCAT merchandise will also be available.”


The beautiful Cascais coastline. Photo by: Rui Cunha


The race weekend will kick off with Official Practice on Friday, 12 June. That will be followed by the race for all-important Pole Position on Saturday, 13 June with the thrilling, head-to-head Speed Cat Run taking place that same afternoon.

The main race, the Cascais GP is set to get underway at 3pm on Sunday, June 14. There will be plenty of additional fun activities throughout the weekend, both on and off the water.


Cascais Grand Prix Highlights