H2O Racing
Union Internationale Motonautique
GRAND PRIX OF HARBIN - CHINA
AUGUST 11/13, 2017 - HARBIN, CHINA
HARBIN

Harbin is the capital and largest city of Heilongjiang province in the north eastern region of the People's Republic of China. Holding sub-provincial administrative status, Harbin has direct jurisdiction over nine metropolitan districts, two county-level cities and seven counties. Harbin is the eighth most populous Chinese city and the most populous city in Northeast China.

The City serves as a key political, economic, scientific, cultural, and communications hub in Northeast China, as well as an important industrial base of the nation.

Harbin, which was originally a Manchu word meaning ‘a place for drying fishing nets’ grew from a small rural settlement on the Songhua River to become one of the largest cities in Northeast China. Founded in 1898 with the coming of the Chinese Eastern Railway, the city first prospered as a region inhabited by an overwhelming majority of the immigrants from the Russian Empire.

Having the most bitterly cold winters among major Chinese cities, Harbin is heralded as the Ice City for its well-known winter tourism and recreations. Harbin is notable for its beautiful ice sculpture festival in the winter.

 

In the 1920s, the city was considered China's fashion capital since new designs from Paris and Moscow reached here first before arriving in Shanghai. The city has been voted ‘China Top Tourist City’ by China National Tourism Administration and in 2010, Harbin was appointed a UNESCO "City of Music" as part of the Creative Cities Network.

THE CIRCUIT
NATURE OF WATER Fresh Water TOTAL LENGTH OF CIRCUIT 2049 m
NUMBER OF BUOYS 4 Buoys DESCRIPTION OF TURNING BUOYS 4 Orange
MINIMUM DEPTH OF CIRCUIT AT JETTY 3 m MINIMUM DEPTH OF RACE COURSE 5 m
MINIMUM WIDTH OF RACE COURSE 70 m HEIGHT OF THE BANKS 1.5 m
ENTRY TO WATER By crane (two cranes) PLACE AVAILABLE FOR PUBLIC Yes, grandstands
PROTECTION OF PUBLIC Metallic Barriers ALTITUDE OF VENUE 140 m
CATEGORIES TO RACE F1 MAX NUMBER OF BOATS TO RACE 24 Boats
POSITION OF SOUND LEVEL METER
EVENT NEWS
August 13, 2017
STARK STORMS TO MAIDEN GRAND PRIX WIN IN HARBIN
Sunday, 13 August, HARBIN (China): Sweden’s Erik Stark capped a perfect weekend in China by following up his stunning win in yesterday's BRM Official Qualifying with a brilliant drive in ...
F1H2O
August 13, 2017
JOUSSEAUME AND SELIO TO START
Sunday, 13 August, HARBIN (China): Both Amaury Jousseaume and Sami Selio were back in action today after their dramatic exits in yesterday’s BRM Qualifying and will be on the start line for the ...
F1H2O
August 13, 2017
BRISSET WINS RACE 2 – AL MANSOORI TAKES OVERALL VICTORY IN HARBIN
Sunday, 13 August, HARBIN (China): Jeremy Brisset bounced back after yesterday’s engine issues ruined his race and stormed to victory in race 2 in the F4-S Championship in Harbin to secure ...
F4-S
August 12, 2017
ERIK STARK TAKES STUNNING POLE IN THRILLING BRM QUALIFYING SESSION IN HARBIN
Saturday, 12 August, HARBIN (China): Sweden’s Erik Stark will start tomorrow’s UIM F1H2O Grand Prix of Harbin in pole position after producing a brilliant second run to post the fastest ...
F1H2O
August 12, 2017
MANSOUR AL MANSOORI WINS RACE 1 IN F4-S
Saturday, 12 August, HARBIN (China): Mansour Al Mansoori grabbed his first win of the season with a lights to flag victory in race 1 in the F4-S Championship in Harbin.   The Emirates Racing ...
F4-S
August 11, 2017
CARELLA TOPS TIMES SHEETS IN PRACTICE
Friday, 11 August, HARBIN (China): Team Abu Dhabi’s Alex Carella was the early pace setter ahead of this weekend’s UIM F1H2O Grand Prix of Harbin in China, topping the time sheets in ...
F1H2O
August 10, 2017
CANTANDO’S NEW BLAZE ‘RUNNER’
Thursday, 10 August, HARBIN (China): Take a look down the line of the 20 boats in this years’ UIM F1H2O Championship and one stands out immediately, the newest generation Blaze Performance ...
F1H2O
August 7, 2017
TIGHT AT TOP IN TITLE RACE AS UIM F1H2O WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP HEADS TO HARBIN
Monday, August 7, HARBIN (China): After a short summer lay off 19 drivers from 12 countries will resume on-water rivalries at this weekend’s Grand Prix of Harbin at the Hulan Estuary Wetland ...
F1H2O
August 2, 2017
THE CHAMPIONSHIP PREPARES TO HEAD TO CHINA
Wednesday, 2 August: After the opening two rounds in Europe the UIM F1H2O World Championship now prepares to head to the Far East to continue its long term association of racing in the People’s ...
F1H2O
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