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KWWC Spirit of Qatar Team arrives in USA ahead of Key West races

QATAR MARINE SPORTS FEDERATION – LATEST NEWS

For immediate release
Monday, October 22nd, 2012

SPIRIT OF QATAR TEAM ARRIVES IN AMERICA TO PREPARE
FOR NEXT MONTH’S KEY WEST WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS

· Spirit of Qatar Team to complete race boat set-up in coming days

DOHA (QATAR): The Spirit of Qatar Team has arrived in the United States of America to finalise preparations for the 32nd Annual Key West World Championships, which take place in Florida on November 4-11.

His Excellency Sheikh Hassan bin Jabor Al-Thani confirmed that the team left Qatar on Sunday and arrived in Florida on Monday (today). The team’s British throttleman Steve Curtis will be with the crew from Monday and Sheikh Hassan will join the team after the Eid holidays.

Sheikh Hassan, the president of the Qatar Marine Sports Federation (QMSF), and Curtis will challenge for honours in the world famous American boating festival at the helm of their spare Spirit of Qatar 96.

“The engines have been upgraded to 1000hp and have arrived in Florida,” enthused Sheikh Hassan. “We have a short time left to get the boat ready before the races. We know we have less power that the rest of the fleet, but we hope that we can sneak some form of advantage in rougher weather conditions and we can push on with the bigger power boats.”

Shipping partner Peters & May has handled the logistics of transporting the hull and equipment from Doha to Key West.

The Key West festival consists of a week of maritime racing activities and three actual racing days. Registration takes place on November 4th and testing will take place on November 6th after further administration and technical checks.

The actual races will take place on November 7th, 9th and 11th with the intermediate days being used for testing, marketing and boat displays.

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Date issued: 22/10/2012

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