Qatar Cup 2015 inaugurates OPGP

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(Photo courtesy of the OPGP Media Crew.)

 

2015 has arrived and we at BoatStars have been working hard behind the scenes to bring you a completely new website and enhanced digital magazine but with so much going on we thought we couldn't wait any longer getting the article out to so we will continue to posting new one as our design teams completes the updates to the site behind the scenes..

 

This year was already anticipated to be an exciting one as all the events we have come to know and love continue to get even bigger and better than ever along with addition of new organizations, events, and of course boats coming to the scene. however one of the most talked about stories of the year at this points seems to surrounding the excitement of the New offshore racing organization know as OPGP (Offshore Powerboat Grand Prix) who has a big year a head of them which kicked off with the Qatar event in earlier in February which made history as it featured over 10 american offshore teams who made the journey overseas to battle it out against teams from the UAE and abroad.  The series has also announced it will 5 more events across North America including Sarasota, Destin, Detroit, and Ft myers have been named so far. it will be interesting to see what teams from overseas will come out for the events here in North America but one thing is for sure with Spirit of Qatars fleet commitment to the series were sure their will be many teams to join along in the action from the UAE and around the world. Check out the official results below and get the full details and more viable via the official OPGP Facebook.

 

 

 

2015 Qatar Cup – Race 1 results (Thursday):

 

SuperCat Lite/Super Stock

1. Nadir Bin Hendi (ARE)/Arif Saif Al-Zafeen (ARE) Victory S-3                                    34min 07.2sec

2. Robert Nunziato (USA)/Dan Lawrence (USA) The Hulk S-1                              34min 14.6sec

3. Faleh Al-Mansoori (ARE)/Rashed Al-Tayer (ARE) Team Abu Dhabi 5                      35min 13.8sec

4. Mohammed Al-Nasser (QAT)/Nasser Al-Nasser (QAT) Spirit of Qatar 94            35min 16.2sec

5. Lynn Wagemann (USA)/Jay Muller (USA) Wicked Performance Marine S-33            36min 31.0sec

6. Tanner Lewis (USA)/Ryan Beckley (USA) Peters & May Racing S-111                  37min 15.5sec

Allen Christy (USA)/Lee Austin (USA) LA Marine S-12                                          DNF

Grant Bruggeman (USA)/Gary Ballough (USA) Smart Marine/Auto Mart S-110    DNF

 

SuperVee

1. Joe Sgro (USA)/Steve Curtis (GBR) Outerlimits 43                                         38min 07.8sec

Brett Furshman (USA)/Billy Glueck (USA) Twisted Metal 30                                    DNF

 

SuperCat

1. Ali Al-Neama (QAT)/Billy Moore (USA) Spirit of Qatar 20                         37min 51.9sec

2. Wayne Valder (NZL)/Chris Hanley (NZL) Pro Floors Racing 51              38min 27.5sec

3. Jay Cooke (USA)/Randy Sweers (USA) Racing for Cancer/Fast Boats 33            38min 29.9sec

4. Dan Lawrence (USA)/Ron Roman (USA) Motley Crew 00                           39min 39.6sec

5. George Stancombe (USA)/Michael Stancombe (USA) Peppers/Peters & May 2    39min 50.3sec

6. Paul Boudreaux (USA)/Jay Price (USA) Thorndon/Ragin Cajun 57                        40min 34.2sec

 

2015 UIM Qatar Cup – Race 2 results (Saturday):

 

SuperVee

1. Joe Sgro (USA)/Steve Curtis (GBR) Outerlimits 43                                         DNF

Brett Furshman (USA)/Billy Glueck (USA) Twisted Metal 30                                    DNS

 

SuperCat

1. Jay Cooke (USA)/Randy Sweers (USA) Racing for Cancer/Fast Boats 33            44min 05.8sec

2. Wayne Valder (NZL)/Chris Hanley (NZL) Pro Floors Racing 51              44min 22.8sec

3. Ali Al-Neama (QAT)/Billy Moore (USA) Spirit of Qatar 20                         44min 24.0sec

4. George Stancombe (USA)/Michael Stancombe (USA) Peppers/Peters & May 2    45min 18.1sec

5. Paul Boudreaux (USA)/Jay Price (USA) Thorndon/Ragin Cajun 57                        DNF

6. Dan Lawrence (USA)/Ron Roman (USA) Motley Crew 00                           DNF

 

SuperCat Lite

1. Nadir Bin Hendi (ARE)/Arif Saif Al-Zafeen (ARE) Victory S-3                                    40min 34.1sec

2. Robert Nunziato (USA)/Dan Lawrence (USA) The Hulk S-1                              40min 43.5sec

3. Faleh Al-Mansoori (ARE)/Rashed Al-Tayer (ARE) Team Abu Dhabi 5                      41min 15.0sec

4. Lynn Wagemann (USA)/Jay Muller (USA) Wicked Performance Marine S-33            43min 00.8sec

5. Mohammed Al-Nasser (QAT)/Nasser Al-Nasser (QAT) Spirit of Qatar 94            43min 39.0sec

6. Tanner Lewis (USA)/Ryan Beckley (USA) Peters & May Racing S-111                  44min 26.8sec

Grant Bruggeman (USA)/Gary Ballough (USA) Smart Marine/Auto Mart S-110    DNF

 

Allen Christy (USA)/Lee Austin (USA) LA Marine S-12                                          DNF

 

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