Nine Class 1 boats headed for World Offshore Powerboat Championship
The nine boats that will line up for the historic first Class 1 Grand Prix to be held in China on 28-30 March are on their way to Sanya. The vessel loaded six of the fleet in Abu Dhabi last night, calling in at Jebel Ali port to pick up the other three early this morning. The vessel is due to arrive in Haikou on the northern tip of Hainan Island around 15 March. The boats will then be trucked 300km to the luxury city port resort of Sanya in the south.
Historic first Class 1 Grand Prix to be held in China
The bustling city port of Sanya on the southern tip of Hainan Island will provide one of the most diverse and exciting backdrops of the year when the season kicks off with the historic first Class 1 Grand Prix to be held in China on 28-30 March.
Described as the Chinese Riviera, Sanya is a luxury travel destination with a strong international appeal and a burgeoning tourism industry. “Sanya as a location is truly spectacular and offers everything that we could envisage from a venue, and the plans that Mr Wang Da Fu and Visun Group are putting in place will ensure that the event will be a tremendous success," said Nicolo di San Germanò. “March 28 will be a truly historic day for the sport and its World Governing Body the Union Internationale Motonautique (UIM), when, for the first time in its nine decade history and over 600 races since Class 1 was officially sanctioned by the UIM in 1964 ten of the World’s most elite and spectacular powerboats will take to the waters of the Sanya River and the South China Sea for the Class 1 Grand Prix of China.”
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