Ten International Teams Take Part in ‘F1 PowerBoat Free Practice’ Tour in Sharjah

Press release
Published December 13th, 2018 - 12:42 GMT
The teams participated in the Powerboat free practices at Khalid Lagoon
The teams participated in the Powerboat free practices at Khalid Lagoon

The 19th edition of the Sharjah World Championship Week 2018 kicked off the first heat of races today (December 13, 2018). The competition, which is being held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Sultan Bin Mohammed Bin Sultan Al Qasimi, Crown Prince and Deputy Ruler of Sharjah, is organized by the Sharjah Tourism and Commerce Development Authority in partnership with the Sharjah International Marine Sports Club. This year’s edition of the event will see the participation of Powerboat racing champions coming from all over the world. The exciting series of races bears testament to the SCTDA's continuing efforts to showcase the competitive advantages that reinforce the emirate’s capability of hosting global events and positioning itself as a premiere tourist haven.

Ten international teams took part in the launching activities of the F1H2O World Championship 2018. The teams participated in the Powerboat free practices at Khalid Lagoon, which were warm-up events before qualifying for the 'Grand Prix of Sharjah,' one of the most exciting marine tournaments in the world.  

Background Information

Sharjah Commerce and Tourism Development Authority

The Sharjah Commerce and Tourism Development Authority (SCTDA) was established in accordance with Emiri decree no. 5 for 1996, with the primary objective of promoting the emirate of Sharjah through planning and laying down strategies to promote tourism and commerce, undertaking activities to market and promote the emirate, and conducting appropriate market studies and surveys, including economic and social studies, and field studies and surveys.

As a public authority with a corporate body and independent budget, finance and administration systems, the SCTDA focuses on actively promoting the commerce and tourism activities within the emirate of Sharjah and increasing local, regional and international awareness of the emirate as a top tourism and commerce destination.

The SCTDA is committed to exploring and exploiting new and existing ways to promote the emirate, including participation in international exhibitions, conferences and other relevant events, and is also responsible for organising and hosting events taking place within Sharjah, including the annual Sharjah Water Festival and F1 Powerboat Grand Prix.

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