Saturday, 4 April 2009

F1 Powerboat racing in the Arade river, Portimão, 4th & 5th April

F1 racing uses tunnel hull catamarans that are capable of both high speed and exceptional maneuverability. Watch them fly in the Arade River!

The eleventh Annual Grand Prix of Portugal is being held this weekend in Portimão on Saturday April 4th and Sunday April 5th.

The first leg of the U.I.M. World Championships will start in Portimão this weekend, attracting thousands of spectators to the beautiful riverside location close to the harbour.

20 drivers from 14 different countries take to the opening round of the 2009 campaign on the Arade River.

This year expect double the action as two races will be held, both counting towards the U.I.M. World Championship.

The competition is taking place in the Riverside area of Portimão (Zona Ribeirinha de Portimão)

Saturday, April 4th

09: 15 - 10:15 Free Practice
11:00 - 11:45 Timed Trials
14:00 - F1 Powerboat Parade Lap
14:15 - 15:00 Race 1 - G.P. Portugal/Algarve F1 Powerboat racing 2009
15:15 - Prize-Giving Ceremony

Sunday, April 5th

9:00 – 10:00 Free Practice
10:30 - 11:15 Timed Practice
14:00 - F1 Powerboat Parade Lap
14:15 - 15:00 Race 2 - G.P. Portugal/Algarve F1 Powerboat racing 2009
15:15 Prize-Giving Ceremony

Enjoy these amazing boats in what is considered to be one of the best events of the U.I.M. World Championship

Links & Notes

‘F1 Powerboat World Championship is a competition of powerboats with rules similar to Formula 1 car racing. Each F1 powerboat race lasts approximately 45 minutes following a circuit marked out in a selected stretch of water, usually a lake, river, or sheltered bay.

Qualifying periods decide the formation of the grid, and timing equipment records the performance of competitors to decide the final classification and allocation of championship points. The sport is governed by the Monaco based Union Internationale Motonautique (UIM, International Power Boating Association).’ (wikipedia)

F1 Powerboat Official Website

Portimão Schedule

F1 Powerboat - Jay Price – Portimao

Algarve Holiday Studio:
For a memorable stay at Praia da Rocha, Algarve !

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