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Traben-Tarbach Germany World Championships this weekend

The pilots of the OSY 400, who travel from around the whole world into the tranquil Traben-Trarbach, fight for the world title this weekend. The drivers of the classes GT 15 and Formel R-1000 contest their runs for the German Championship.

Sportdeutschland.TV shows the International Motorbootrennen Traben-Trarbach on 3–4 June 2017 LIVE and on demand. Watch Live Here http://bit.ly/2sjFq12

Photo credit Eesti Veemoto Liit

Via the US A Team: The U.S. A-team is traveling to the picturesque central German town of Traben-Tarbach this week for the World Hydroplane Championship, on June 3–4. The scenic venue, nestled in the heart of The Mosel River Valley, boasts some of the countries premiere vineyards and is a huge tourist attraction for sightseeing and wine tours so huge crowds numbering in the thousands are expected to line the banks. The team, which will be competing in the OSY-400 Class, will be fielding two boats in this year’s race. The #8 will be piloted by Mike Akerstrom from Westford, Massachusetts and the #16 will be driven by Team Captain Billy Allen from Quincy. Although the venue is beautiful, the race course is said to be one of the most challenging on the UIM European schedule. With a bend in the tight river and a one pin turn at each end, the Americans will be fighting some rough water as well as the best teams in the world.

For updates from the pits, be sure to follow the team on Facebook: U.S. A-Team Boat Racing.

The event will be live-streamed on Sunday, and you can tune into the action at the link below. We’ll be posting updates with the time of each heat once we have a firm schedule. 

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