The XCAT powerboat racing returns to Stresa. After the great success of last year, the UIM XCAT World Championship returns to the shores of Lake Maggiore, from 19 to 21 July , to open the 2019 season.
An event strongly desired by the Mayor of Stresa Giuseppe Bottini and by the whole city. Raffaele Chiulli (President of UIM) was also enthusiastic about the renewed Italian appointment. “Last year there was already a huge public success, with many side events. Moreover, Stresa is a city of great motorboat traditions and this year it will have the honor of opening the Championship of this extraordinary world competition “.
The twenty-eight XCAT pilots, coming from eight different nations, will compete on board their 800hp catamarans; carbon fiber racing boats capable of exceeding 200 km/h. Overtaking, breakdowns, even tough fights, victories and a lot of adrenaline for the Italian leg of the UIM XCAT World Championship; which last year saw the triumph of the Dubai Police boat by Arif Al Zaffain and Nadir Bin Hendi.
After the free practice on Friday 19 July , Saturday will start to get serious . At 11.20 am Pole Position will start and then, from 5.20 pm, there will be Race 1 of the Stresa Grand Prix of Italy – UIM XCAT World Championship 2019. Sunday 21 July , again starting at 17:20, via in the Race 2.
On Friday 19 July, from 2pm to 3pm, the UIM XCAT World Championship pilots will compete in a table tennis tournament; before taking part in the Cocktail XCAT Regina Race; a cocktail competition in which they will be helped and judged by experts of the sector. Which will be the prelude to the gala dinner, always in the scenario of the Regina Palace Hotel.