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High Speed Powerboat Action returns to Singapore in November

20 F1 powerboats will be speeding along the Marina Bay waters once again in the F1H2O Nations Cup event, after a six year long absence in Singapore. (Photo: Maxit International)
 

From 19-20 November, the inaugural F1H20 Nations Cup will make its debut in Singapore. It will be a powerboat competition between NATIONS where there are no gears, no breaks and top speeds of up to 250 km/h across shifting waters and waves.

The high intensity race will be held over a span of three two against the breathtaking landscape of Marina Bay. The first day will see drivers race one-on-one against each other until there are only two drivers left in the final in the match-racing event. The second day sees the boats competing against the whole field in a group race.

One of the most competitive aspects of the sport, the boat Draw, takes place before the race. To ensure that there is pure equality between the teams, each team picks their boat numbers out of a hat. This is done to make sure that no team makes major changes to the boat, and to show that the best driver will win.

Ms Zalinah Jantan, Managing Director of Maxit International, the organizer of F1H2O Nations Cup Singapore 2011 said, “We are delighted to bring the F1H2O Nations Cup to Singapore this year for the inaugural round. Singaporeans have a growing love of all things motorsport and this is something very different from what they would have experienced before.  We are sure this will be an exciting competition and will leave all those watching on the edge of their seats.”

For the first time ever in power boating history, there will be a team representing Singapore. Larry Chua and Laurence Wong will be in the “hot” seat to steer the ‘Lion City’ to victory with an added home advantage in the competition.

Both pilots are hoping to do their country proud and show their skills in this event. They will be competing against professional teams such as Brazil, Finland, South Africa and Kuwait.

Mr Laurence Wong, who also has been a volunteer at the Singapore Waterski and Wakeboard Federation said, “We are very proud to be competing against the best in the world. We hope that with the equal machinery it will give us a good chance to show our skills and what we can offer. We expect to be competitive and want to give the home crowd something to cheer about.”

The event will have lots of fun-filled activates for all ages. There will be a spectacular display from the water ski performers, who will be doing some of the most exciting stunts on water in their skis. There will also be lucky draws and the chance for five special winners to get a chance to take a drive in a powerboat with one of the pilots. It’ll be a once in a lifetime opportunity to feel what it is like to be a powerboat pilot.

To find out more information about the event or ticketing details, please visit http://www.f1h2osingapore.com/