Chris MacClugage Enters 2014 UIM Aquabike World Championship


After his tremendous win at last year’s Mark Hahn Memorial 300 and his record-breaking sweep at the 2013 Hot Products IJSBA World Finals, we can’t think that anybody would blame Chris MacClugage if he chose to put his feet up and relax. And why not, right? Apparently, slowing down is not in his DNA, and the multi-multi champion racer is taking his winning streak worldwide.

It was announced last night that MacClugage has entered the 2014 UIM Aquabike World Championship. Beginning with Round 1 in Doha, Qatar next month (March 6-8), the once “Kid” (and now patriarch racer) will battle for the Ski GP1 World Champion title against some of the best racers in the world.

The UIM World Championship series skirts the planet, beginning in Qatar, heads to Milan, Italy in June, the Ukraine in July, next to Liuzhou, China in October, and finally concluding in Abu Dhabi in December. Unlike the IJSBA, the UIM is a “90-year old sports federation, recognized by the International Olympic Committee (IOC).” This of course, lends itself a little more credibility to the claim of “World Championships” than say our current use of the phrase. But, we digress.

We look forward to seeing how America’s winningest racer does on the global stage and wish him the best. Click here for the original announcement.

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Kevin Shaw

Editor-in-Chief – kevin.shaw@shawgroupmedia.com Kevin Shaw is a decade-long powersports and automotive journalist whose love for things that go too fast has led him to launching The Watercraft Journal. Almost always found with stained hands and dirt under his fingernails, Kevin has an eye for the technical while keeping a eye out for beautiful photography and a great story.

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