iMBRA European Hydro & Offshore Open Championships 2023 – all are invited!
Christmas came early this year and the iMBRA Committee is happy to announce the 2023 European Hydro & Offshore Open Championships for next summer, between 17 and 22 July, in Konopiska, Poland. The race will be open to all participants from around the world, so everyone’s invited to join it.
After the cancellation of the planned world championships in Italy and with the clear aim to provide international racing possibility for the whole hydro and offshore scene, an agreement has been reached with FSR Polska and the city of Konopiska. As a result, iMBRA is more than happy to return to this well known and excellent venue next year. The idea behind the European Open Championships is to make sure that all participants (also non-Europeans) are allowed to enter, without any limitation to the number of racers per country.
Overall winners and best placed Eastern European drivers will receive wild cards for the 2025 iMBRA Hydro & Offshore World Championships. In case the winner does not wish to use the wild card, it will be offered to the next on the result list (only the 2nd or the 3rd placed drivers).
Racers from Belarus and Russia will be allowed to take part as individual participants, under the international iMBRA flag, without any sign of nationality (e.g flags, country names, or national registation numbers) on their boats, clothes, or any of the equipments they are using during the event.
An official invitation and provisional timetable for the race will be provided soon.
The iMBRA Committee is once again grateful for this generous offer by FSR Polska and the city of Konopiska, so a very big thank you goes out to our Polish friends!
Ljubljana, Budapest, 4 December 2022
Ian and Andras
on behalf of the iMBRA Committee