“Our experience from building race and military vessels ensures that you are well prepared to challenge the sea and your driving skills to achieve your goals. We believe that the pilot’s fitness should be the limiting factor, not how the vessel is built.”
Team Zulu has an impressive background in composite manufacturing and are at the forefront in building high-performance boats for individuals, racing teams and police/military.
Our Belgian Puma Racing Team invites you on Saturday, May 28th from 15:00 to their team day. It will be a fantastic day, knowing team owner en manager Xavier Derille.
The ambitious team races internationally and has won the European Championship in 2021, a super achievement. It is there that skills evolve and the powerboats and engines are put to the test.
Real offshore racing is a feast for the eyes and ears, I must admit.
International racing places high demands on the drivers, the hardware and the management. You need a fair amount of money as well. And it must be said, the pilots can rely on great sponsors and a powerful fan base.
Above all, it requires many hours of training, a high degree of technical skills and sacrifices. Few people are aware of this. Xavier and co-pilot Jeroen Haverbeke have that indispensable determination.
No doubt this team day will be awesome and their impressive RIB is on display as well. RIBs ONLY will be there as well.
The location is: Kouter 250, 9800 Deinze, Belgium. Need more info or interested in sponsoring, contact Xavier .
I got the chance to interview the Team Owner en Manager of the Puma Racing Team, Xavier Derille about the race in Benalmadena Spain. This race was under the auspices of the UIM. That says that this is the real stuff.
What happened with the Puma Racing Team at the start of heat 2
As you have seen, the weather conditions were not the best. At the start of heat 2 we had a very good start. We had a bit too much nose-lift during training and decided to provide 25 kg all the way in the front of the nose.
In order to offer us the indispensable view during the take-off procedure, we also had the flaps set.
During the race we both noticed an approaching wave just too late (00:21) and in a split second we were almost perpendicular to the water. The flaps hit the next wave and the bow flipped down.
In this near crash our Puma RIB once again illustrated its strength because we are well aware that it would have ended very differently with a different hull.