Iranian Sports Week – Flyboard and PWC
Two exciting competitions were the highlight of Iranian Sports Week in the South of Iran at Kish Island. On October 21 and 22, 2019 10 PWC racers and 11 Hydroflight athletes battled it out and entertained their supporters. H2RO Magazine would like to thank Payam Arabzadeh, Head 0f the Iran Flyboard Team for sharing the event with us.
Eleven Hydroflight athletes qualified to participate in the Flyboard Competition at Kish Island:
- Mr. Alireza Abbasi
- Mr. Hamid Najafi
- Mr. Morteza Dorraj
- Mr. Mostafa Alvanian
- Mr. Ali Sayar Sabet
- Mr. Pooria Shams
- Mr. Berayan Eyvazi
- Mr. Mohammad Ashrafi
- Mr. Amin Nargesi
- Mr. Iman Ahmadi
- Mr. Sattar Jokar
The competition area was in a bay with two rescue boats and one marshal ski. There were two full Flyboard Pro Series set ups with dual swivel and plug & play wireless EMKs installed on two Sea Doo RXP-260s with dual impellers and anti-shock systems.
Mr. Payam Arabzadeh was the head judge along with four assistant judges. The Flyboard competitors not only challenged each other at this event but inspired each other to continue training and improving with their hearts set on participating in World Championship competitions in 2020.
Taking top spot at the Iranian Sports Week Flyboard Competition was Mr. Morteza Dorraj, 2nd place was Mr. Mostafa Alvanian and 3rd place went to Mr. Pooria Shams. Huge congratulations to our top three and all of the competitors who came out and put on a great show.
Big thank you to Dr. Amiri Khorasani of the Free Zone Kish Island Organization for being a sponsor and great supporter of the event. Thank you also goes out to P.S.P.A Company (Official ZR distributor in Iran) for their sponsorship support.
In addition to the Hydroflight action on and above the water there was also ten riders who battled it out in two different classes of PWC races.
( Class Runabout Stock 155 HP & Class Runabout Stock 260 HP).
PWC Racers – Iranian Sports Week
- Mr. Ashkan Azimi Sea Doo RXP-X 260
- Mr. Kourosh Naghibi Sea Doo RXP-X 255
- Mr. Mehdi Vafaie Sea Doo RXP-X 260
- Mr. Mohsen Moradpour Sea Doo RXP-X 260
- Mr. Mostafa Alvanian Sea Doo RXP-X 300
- Mr. Abdol Ali Masjedi Yamaha FX Cruiser 1800cc
- Mr. Ashkan Sepasi Sea Doo RXP-X 260
- Mr. Hamid Reza Mohtasham Sea Doo GTI 130
- Mr. Mehrdad Shahnia Sea Doo 155
- Mr. Ahmad Khani Sea Doo 155
The athletes who found the PWC podium were:
155 HP Class
1st Place: Mr. Mehrdad Shahnia got the 1st stage and
2nd Place: Mr. Mohtasham
Unfortunately, Mr. Khani did not place due to extra penalties.
260 HP+ Class
1st Place: Mostafa Alvanian
2nd Place: Ashkan Azimi
3rd Place: Mehdi Vafaie
From start to finish it was a great weekend of action and H2RO would like to wish everyone out there in the world, including our friends in Iran, all the best as they work to keep competitive Hydroflight Sports strong and growing.
Fly Safe, Fly Often!