Chinese Racing Association Seeks Top International Participants

QUANGXI, CHINA – The Chinese Motorboats Association in cooperation with the Qinzhou Organizing Committee is pleased to announce the 2013 Asian Aquabike Qinzhou Grand Prix to be held on October 26-27, 2013 in Qinzhou, China. The event will be a first class international event and one of many large events to be held in China in the future. The event will feature a cash purse of $1,000,000 CNY (which in US dollars is over $162,000 at the current exchange rate) making it one of the highest paying watercraft racing events in history.

The event could provide the opportunity of a lifetime for racers throughout the world to attend a first class international event for minimal cost and visit beautiful China. The event has an incredible incentive package for participants and team crew members including complimentary hotel, food, transportation while in China and other perks while in China as well as a paid travel allowance. Shipping of boats to China and back will be provided from select locations in the world and fuel for participants’ boats will be provided as well. For those racers who may find it difficult to get their boat to China due to commitments to other events, the Chinese organizer has 24 boats for rent starting at only $400 US. For the 2013 event there is also no entry fee. Excited yet????

The Chinese Association, host cities and government are serious about the sport of Aquabike and have several other large events in the planning stages for 2014 and beyond. The event is sanctioned by the Chinese Motorboats Association and run according to the association’s rules.

Racing Classes

Ski Stock 85 Closed Course
Ski Stock 120 Closed Course
Ski GP Closed Course
Runabout 800 Stock Closed Course
Runabout Stock (160hp) Closed Course
Runabout Stock Closed Course
Runabout GP Closed Course
Runabout Stock Slalom
Runabout GP Slalom

Cash Purse

The final breakdown of the cash purse will be released shortly. As mentioned above, the event will pay a spectacular cash purse of $1,000,000 CNY (approximately $162,000 US) to the top eight riders in closed course and slalom and top six in Freestyle. The top prize for Runabout GP with the prize for first place is close to $20,000 US just to get you excited!

Rental Fees

There are a total of 36 boats to rent on a first come first serve basis. Fuel for practice and racing is included in rental fee. As mentioned above, there is no entry fee to race in any class for the 2013 event.

Boat Rental Fee Racing Class
96-98 Sea-Doo 800 $400 Runabout 800 Stock
2012 Sea-Doo GTi SE 155 $600 Runabout 160 Stock
2012 Yamaha FZR $800 Runabout Stock
2012 Yamaha FZS $800 Runabout Stock

For more information on attending, renting a boat, and to secure your spot for the 2013 Asian Aquabike Qinzhou Grand Prix contact the International Event Coordinators below:

Patrick Mell
Phone – Office – 586-598-2856 Cel 586-201-6823
E-mail – patrickmell@aol.com

Carson Bachelder
Phone – Cel 616-666-1422
E-mail - carsonbachelder@gmail.com

Please note that from August 21 to August 27 Patrick and Carson will be in China so to get in contact with them during that time please send them an email.

Due to the timing of the event and time needed to ship boats to China, if you are interested in attending please contact the International Event Coordinators as soon as possible. The Coordinators will be able to assist you with entering, travel arrangements and getting the necessary credentials that you will need to travel to China.

Do not miss out on this once in a lifetime opportunity to attend this first class international event and visit beautiful China.