MARSEILLES, France, Sept. 16, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Zapata Industries SAS of Marseilles, France, the undisputed leader in developing and manufacturing hydro- and jet-powered technologies and products, today announced that the 2016 Flyboard World Cup Championship will be held September 16-18 at the Sugden Regional Park in Naples, Florida.
The FlyboardAir®, which has captured the imagination of the public around the world, is a 2x2 square foot board, developed by the Zapata team, equipped with a turbine engine that can fly as high as 10,000 feet at high speed.
The 5th World Championship competition, organized by Pro Watercoss and Zapata Racing, features the best Flyboard riders from around the world displaying an exhilarating range of skills during their freestyle battles. The riders will be judged by a jury of five professionals, who will crown a world champion. The competition, which is free to the public, will be televised by CBS Sports.
For more information on the event, please go to the Zapata website: http://zapata-racing.com/world-cup-en/2016-flyboard-world-cup-championship-in-naples-florida.
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About Zapata Industries
Zapata Industries is the undisputed leader in developing and manufacturing hydro- and jet-powered technologies and products. Zapata's proprietary methodology, algorithms, and patented designs are currently commercialized and in development within the recreation, entertainment, military, medical, and industrial sectors.
Zapata Industries' founder, world champion jetski racer Franky Zapata, launched Zapata Racing to satisfy his passion to invent aftermarket products to make the world's fastest personal water craft. With unparalleled performance, Zapata products quickly became a racing requirement to achieve the competitive edge necessary to win. With the desire to go even faster, Zapata shifted focus, and began manufacturing the fastest sit down and stand up jetskis in the racing world.
In 2012 Zapata launched the revolutionary Flyboard®, kickstarting a niche $200 million Hydroflight Sports and Recreation industry. Hydroflight is still in its earliest stages of growth and development, and the unwaning market demand provides a view for Zapata's opportunity to further commercialize the industry in the coming years.
In 2016 Zapata achieved its proof of concept goal producing the safest, most reliable, lightest, fastest, and least expensive personal flight system ever created with the unveiling of the Flyboard Air®. The Flyboard Air® utilizes Zapata Industries' proprietary algorithms and balance methodology to direct jet engines to act both independently and harmoniously. The performance parameters of the Flyboard Air® provide undisputed proof that Zapata technology is commercially viable for advanced applications within the military, industrial, and medical fields.
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