H2O Racing
Union Internationale Motonautique
GRAND PRIX OF SHARJAH
DECEMBER 13/15, 2017 - SHARJAH, U.A.E.
SHARJAH

Renowned throughout the Arab world for its commitment to art, culture and preserving the local heritage, the Emirate of Sharjah is the place to visit and explore, experience and discover the secrets of a unique Arabian lifestyle and Islamic culture, and offers an impressive array of over twenty museums, several art galleries and beautifully restored heritage areas.

Sharjah is the third largest of the seven emirates that make up the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and is the only one to have land on both the Arabian Gulf Coast and the Gulf of Oman.

It is an emirate of contrasts where visitors can enjoy a holiday in the sun, discover traditional markets (souks) or visit modern shopping malls, explore the many heritage sites and museums, admire the majestic mosques, stroll around the lagoons, and experience the natural beauty of true Arabian deserts, mountains and seas.

Sharjah covers approximately 2,600 square kilometres. In addition to Sharjah City, which lies on the shores of the Arabian Gulf, the emirate has three regions on the scenic east coast; Dibba Al Hisn, Khor Fakkan and Kalba and is a close neighbour to Dubai.

Sharjah's location is significant both geographically and historically. The city overlooks the Arabian Gulf coastline that stretches for more than 16 kilometres, consisting of sandy beaches and built up areas. The central region combines lush green oases, with gravel plains and rolling red sand dunes. To the East the emirate reaches the Gulf of Oman coast where the landscape changes to a spectacular rocky coastline backed by impressively high mountains. Historically, the east coast is full of archaeological sites dating back to as early as the 2nd millennium, and forts built by the Portuguese in the 16th century were used to control the spice trade.

THE CIRCUIT
NATURE OF WATER Salt Water TOTAL LENGTH OF CIRCUIT 2057 m
NUMBER OF BUOYS 5 Buoys DESCRIPTION OF TURNING BUOYS 4 Orange / 1 Yellow
MINIMUM DEPTH OF CIRCUIT AT JETTY 3 m MINIMUM DEPTH OF RACE COURSE 6 m
MINIMUM WIDTH OF RACE COURSE 90 m HEIGHT OF THE BANKS 2 m
ENTRY TO WATER By crane (two cranes) PLACE AVAILABLE FOR PUBLIC Yes
PROTECTION OF PUBLIC Metallic barriers ALTITUDE OF VENUE Sea level
CATEGORIES TO RACE F1 MAX NUMBER OF BOATS TO RACE 22 Boats
POSITION OF SOUND LEVEL METER
PROMO
EVENT NEWS
December 15, 2017
ALEX CARELLA CRUISES TO FOURTH WORLD TITLE
Friday, 15 December, SHARJAH (UAE): Team Abu Dhabi’s Alex Carella cruised home to win the UIM F1H2O Grand Prix of Sharjah and become World Champion for the fourth time in eight ...
F1H2O
December 15, 2017
F4-S RACE AND GRAND PRIX WIN FOR RUDI MIHALDINECZ
Friday, 15 December, SHARHAH (UAE): Mad Croc BABA Racing’s Rudolph Mihaldinecz led from start to finish to win race 2 and take overall victory in the F4-S Trophy at the Grand Prix of Sharjah, ...
F1H2O
December 15, 2017
COUNTING DOWN TO TITLE DECIDER – STROMOY QUICKEST IN PRACTICE
Friday, 15 December, SHARJAH (UAE): Title rivals Alex Carella and Philippe Chiappe both came through this morning’s practice session unscathed and facing no issues ahead of this ...
F1H2O
December 14, 2017
TEAM ABU DHABI'S ALEX CARELLA TAKES STUNNING POLE IN SHARJAH
Thursday, 14 December, SHARJAH (UAE): Team Abu Dhabi’s Alex Carella produced a stunning final lap in today’s BRM Qualifying and will start tomorrow’s UIM F1H2O Grand Prix of Sharjah ...
F1H2O
December 14, 2017
TOM CHIAPPE TAKES FIRST WIN IN F4-S TROPHY
Thursday, 14 December, SHARJAH (UAE): Tom Chiappe dominated race 1 of the F4-S Trophy to take his first win in the series after going quickest in qualifying earlier in the day.   Emirates ...
F4-S
December 14, 2017
MARSZALEK GOES FOR POLE AFTER GOING TOP IN PRACTICE
Thursday, 14 December, SHARJAH (UAE): Poland’s Bartek Marszalek pulled out a blistering 45.88s lap in this morning’s practice session to top the time sheets for the first time in his ...
F1H2O
December 13, 2017
CHIAPPE AND STROMOY SET IDENTICAL TIMES IN PRACTICE
Wednesday, 13 December, SHARJAH (UAE): Title rivals Alex Carella and Philippe Chiappe launched their final push for the coveted top spot in the UIM F1H2O World Championship in this afternoon’s ...
F1H2O
December 12, 2017
MARIT STROMOY UPBEAT ABOUT HER CHANCES IN SHARJAH
Tuesday, 12 December, SHARJAH (UAE): Marit Stromoy will line up in Sharjah coming off the back of her best performance of the season last week in Abu Dhabi and may well be a factor in the outcome of ...
F1H2O
December 11, 2017
STAGE ALL SET FOR TITLE SHOWDOWN IN SHARJAH - CARELLA VERSUS CHIAPPE
Monday, 11 December, SHARJAH (UAE): The 2017 UIM F1H2O World Championship is poised for a thrilling but nerve jangling season finale at this week’s Grand Prix of Sharjah, with Team Abu ...
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