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UIM Class 1 World Powerboat Championship

Emirates has sponsored the Dubai leg of the UIM Class 1 World Powerboat Championship since 1992. The event is a breathtaking spectacle, bringing together state-of-the-art technology and an array of spectacular venues from Dubai, the Indian Ocean and the Norwegian Fjords to the coasts of southern Europe.

It is a supremely competitive sport with driver and throttleman strapped into ‘jet fighter’ canopies, where 42 foot powerboats, weighing five tons and powered by twin 900hp engines, race at speeds exceeding 160mph in unpredictable conditions.