Anyone who’s into power boating especially in Europe, knows Patrick Huybreghts aka Pat. He’s a die-hard power boater but most of all he’s an optimist by default. He owns 2 Nor-Techs: 38 ft from 1997 and 39 ft from 2008. Both powerboats being used till today for incentives, even the 38 ft raced in 2009 under the name “Spirit of Belgium”.
That was also the reason why Patrick preferred the brand Nor-Tech to build him a new Race Boat for the 2010 Offshore world championship series. Last week I had the chance to interview him about the Nor-tech 427 accident.
Powerboating.be was his channel of choice. (more…)Read More
In V1 the day and the Grand Prix of Abu Dhabi belonged to Italian outfit Karelpiu who added to their Pole Position Championship and race success yesterday, with Federico Montanari and Antonio Schiano completing the win-double in race 2 to secure the V1 World Powerboat Championship. “It was a very tough race especially at the beginning because Bernico was very fast, but we stayed on his back for four laps and then hit the front when they had a problem.” (more…)Read More
The Abu Dhabi International Marine Sports Club , with the authorization of the UIM National Authority – U.A.E. Marine Sport Federation – in cooperation with Class 1 Promotion, under the aegis of the U.I.M., is organizing in Abu Dhabi – U.A.E. Class One the 2015 Grand Prix of Abu Dhabi. The event is held from 4 to 6 November 2015 as round 2 of the UIM Class 1 & V1 WORLD POWERBOAT CHAMPIONSHIP. It will be a very exciting race in V1 as you can see in the results. Malta based team Chaudron is leading the participants together with the Italian powerboating team Karelpiu. Their powerboat is a tuned Fountain, from an open version to a closed one. Team Chaudron is named after the shipyard owned by Aaron Ciantar who’s driving the homonymous powerboat. The Belgian team Bernico New Star holds third place and the Germain team Searex Baltec is still racing for a place on the desired World Championship podium.
Finally we got hold of the Salerno results. Read below how the teams performed. The charts are dominated by the Naples based Karelpiu RG87. They’ve built there open Fountain powerboat into an impressive V1 Mercuy powered rocket with a canopy. They’re really all over the other teams. Chaudron’s blazing own built Maltese powerboat holds first place in the standings together with the Italian team RG87. They will have to use every horse power of their engines to stay ahead of the Italian team. Seems like the German team Searex is facing technical problems. There are still some races to come so we hope they recover. (more…)Read More
Federico Montanari and GiuseppeSchiano in RG87 Karelpiu were the pick of the V1 line-up, qualifying in pole and taking full advantage to win from World Champions Aaron Chiantar and Dominique Martini in Chaudron, with Siegfried Greve and Udo Goss in Searex Baltec completing the podium, Bernico New Star coming home in fourth. Team Abu Dhabi 6 made the perfect start to their 2015 UIM Class 1 World Powerboat Championship title challenge finishing first and second overall yesterday in the first of two races held in conjunction with the seventh leg of the Venice-Monte Carlo race in Salerno, Italy.Read More
Many powerboating fans were eager to see the new powerboating season kick off. Italy is the place to be. There is a new kid on the block: the Bernico 43 Leverage. Built by Nico Bertels this powerboat has some unique shapes. Very daring to say the least. The first leg of the V1 World Championship Powerboat had some surprises in store. Three powerboat teams did not start: Chaudron, Karelpiu and Aquasport. (more…)Read More
This is a V1 only race starting in Venezia and finishing in Rimini.The route from Venezia up to Monte Carlo is a true adventure for the V hull powerboats. Although the route is situated near the coastline support is not that obvious. On the picture below you can see that the course is quite impressive. (more…)Read More
Malta’s Team Chaudron (see photo) whose win moved them 12 points clear in the overall standings and one step closer to the World title. Arif Al Zaffain and Nadir Bin Hendi moved to within one point of a 14th World title for Dubai’s Victory Team following an emphatic win in race 1 of the Grand Prix of Abu Dhabi.Read More