The Italian Almanac

Italian Sport - January 28

An Italian pair won the 2005 UAE International Offshore Powerboat Championship (class III 6Litres) in Abu Dhabi yesterday after a close competition.

Twenty teams from 10 countries participated in an international event which was held at the breakwaters in the capital. In six laps, the teams had to complete a distance of 49 nautical miles. Italian team comprising Christian Rivolta and Giovanni Carpitella driving the boat La Vida Loca cruised to the top slot, with minimum time to complete a lap was 5.2916 minutes.