The Dubai team of Arif al Zaffein and Nadir bin Hendi will start on pole position in the UIM XCAT race, held in Stresa, Italy
The second race of the 2018 UIM XCAT World Championship will see the Dubai-based team of Arif al Zaffein and Nadir bin Hendi – sposored by Alisport.com and Baia blu d’Oriente – starting in first place (time 2.26,962), in the waters of Stresa, Italy.
Right behind, The Blue Roo (Pal Virik Nilsen e Jan Trygve Braaten) 2.27,370; Yacht Club Como (Serafino Barlesi e Alessandro Barone) 2.28,661; Abu Dhabi 4 (Shaun Torrente e Faleh Al Mansoori)2.29,090; Swecat (Erik Stark e Mikael Bengtsson) 2.29,593; New Star (Mikhail Kitashev e Dimitry Vandyshev) 2.30,880; 222 Offshore (Giovanni Carpitella e Darren Nicholson) 2.31,962; HPI Racing Team (Francois Pinelli e Rosario Schiano) 2.32,192; Abu Dhabi 5 (Rashid Al Tayer e Majed Al Mansoori) 2.33,904; Ribot (Alfredo Amato e Daniele Martignoni) 2.37,364.
Not only boats. At 11.30 am, all riders involved in the UIM X Cat World Championship, XCAT World Championship, following 2018 Russia Football World Cup challenges, they matched each other (divided into 8 teams) in a table football tournament aimed by “From the school to the stadium” project.
The Dubai-based team of Arif al Zaffein and Nadir bin Hendi is sposored by Alisport.com and Baia blu d’Oriente
The first challenge saw Uruguay (represented by Alfredo Amato and Daniele Martignoni of the Ribot boat) beat France (Shaun Torrente and Faleh Al Mansoori of Abu Dhabi 4). “We are strong because we often skipped the class and we could train” said – joking – the winners, then wishing the victory for Uruguay also in the World Championships in Russia.
In the second game, Brazil (Arif Al Zaffain and Nadir Bin Hendi of Dubai Police) won 8-5 against Belgium (Serafino Barlesi and Alessandro Barone of Yacht Club Como). “We hope to win also in the XCAT race” declared the triumphers of the match.
During the evening at the Regina Palace Hotel will also be exposed a piece of the collection “Ciao Anna”, offered by Anna Maria Cuzzolaro
Regina Palace Hotel, is ready to be also a protagonist. One of the most beautiful resorts on Maggiore Lake, will open its doors to UIM pilots and other initiatives such as “Regina Palace Hotel Award – Anna Magnani – for the 110 birth anniversaire”.
During the evening at the Regina Palace Hotel will also be exposed a piece of the collection “Ciao Anna”, offered by Anna Maria Cuzzolaro. All guests can admire the picture of Versace with dressing gown worn by Magnani in the movie “La Rosa Tatuata”.
The catamarans will touch water again on Saturday 7 at 3 pm, after Formula Junior and Historic Boats parade
On this occasion, besides the award, XCAT pilots will compete here, in the X-tail Performance, a cocktail competition. They will be helped and judged by some experts in the sector. Alberto Fugulin, IBA International Champion Bartender Association, will be one of the judges.
The catamarans will touch water again on Saturday 7 at 3 pm, after Formula Junior and Historic Boats parade from 11.30 am to 12 pm. On Sunday 8, XCAT XCAT World Championship, will be the absolute protagonist with Race 2, followed in the afternoon by the awards ceremony.
Raffaele Chiulli, President of UIM, will be present at the Saturday and Sunday races.
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