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Unlimited Hydroplane racing in Qatar is official - Sam Cole and Qatar's Shiekh Hassan sign the deal

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"A historic moment for boat racing," said Sam Cole on KIRO-TV as he prepared to sign the official agreement that will bring 10 unlimited hydroplanes to Qatar for the UIM World Championship.

"The event is excellent," said Sheikh Hassan of Seafair. The Sheikh saw some great racing and even got a chance to get out on the water on the Hydroplane Raceboat Museum's reconstructed Miss Wahoo.

Sheikh Hassan takes a ride on Miss Wahoo >>

Sheikh Hassan is an accomplished boat race on the European circuit.  Sam asked the Sheikh if he wants to drive one of these boats. "You never know, it might happen," said Sheikh Hassan.

"We can't wait," Sheikh Hassan said about bring the unlimited to Qatar. "We try to be the pioneers in marine sports."

"Doha, here we come," said Cole.

Watch video tour of Qatar race course >>

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