The announcement came after a meeting was held between Abdul Salam Fairooz, Managing Director of Formula World Sports and organizer and promoter of the UIM F2 World & Continental Powerboat Championship 2009, and Walid Zaki, Associate Manager of Port Ghaleb, and Youssef Rbeaan, F2 racer Port Ghaleb team.
Mr. Fairooz, said:
“During this meeting we managed to set the action plan for this international event in its second round. We are moving forward with all preparations including the race track, map location, hotels, tickets, and a number of other events associated with the championship. We have also gathered the list of VVIPs who will attend the championship and laid down the list of activities to take place for marine sports enthusiast.”
Mr. Fairooz expressed his gratitude to H.E Naser Al Khurafi, President of Al Khurafi Group and to Badr bin Naser Al Khurafi, Member of the board of directors for the continuous support to achieve success in this round and to supporting marine sports in general.
The Port Ghaleb round is considered one of the highlights of the UIM F2 World and Continental Championships, as it is the first round in the African Continent, the strategic location of the venue (Port Ghaleb) on the Red Sea, and the events to be conducted alongside during the two-day race.
The UAE National is the managing director of Formula World Sports and has been involved in the sport for almost 15 years both as a driver and as a promoter. Fairooz was awarded by the Union International Motonautique or U.I.M the rights to promote the UIM F2 World and Continental Championships for three years.
Formula 2 boats are equipped with 2-liter stock engines generating 200 HP and speeds up to 200 km/h. Hulls of Formula 2 boats reach a minimum length of 4.8 meters and minimum weight of 513 kg, which includes the driver. Due to their specially designed tunnel hulls, Formula 2 boats are able to turn almost instantaneously incurring more G forces than any other racing machine on the planet.
The UIM is the international governing body of power boating. It is recognized by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and is also a member of the General Association of International Sports Federations and the Association of the IOC-Recognized International Sports Federations.
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