H2O Racing
Union Internationale Motonautique
GRAND PRIX OF SHARJAH
DECEMBER 18/21, 2019 - 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
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December 11, 2019
TORRENTE VERSUS ANDERSSON - ONE OF THE MOST EAGERLY AWAITED TITLE SHOWDOWNS IN SHARJAH HISTORY
Wednesday, 11 December, SHARJAH (UAE): The milestone 20th UIM F1H2O Grand Prix of Sharjah [18-21 December] and the final championship race of the decade, is arguably one of the most eagerly ...
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November 27, 2019
WHO WILL BE A FACTOR IN THE TITLE RACE?
Wednesday, 27 November:  In less than a month at the UIM F1H2O Grand Prix of Sharjah all eyes will be on Shaun Torrente and Jonas Andersson when they go head-to-head for the world title - just ...
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November 18, 2019
SHARJAH – A HISTORY OF EPIC TITLE DECIDERS AND RACES ON KHALID LAGOON
Monday, 18 November: Over the years historic battles for the world title on Sharjah’s picturesque Khalid Lagoon have littered the history books and this year, as the Emirate celebrates hosting ...
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October 28, 2019
XIAMEN WEEKEND SETS UP THRILLING TWO-WAY TITLE SHOWDOWN IN SHARJAH
Monday, 28 October: The outcomes of the two spectacular Censtar Grand Prix in Xiamen in China means the title race will be a straight two-way showdown at the final round of the year in Sharjah in ...
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