KEY WEST, Fla. (AP) — Sheikh Hassan bin Jabor Al-Thani and Steve Curtis piloted Spirit of Qatar to the Superboat Unlimited class title on Sunday at the Key West World Championship offshore powerboat races.
Al-Thani, of Doha, Qatar, and England's Curtis took first in the final race after posting second-place finishes during preliminary races on Wednesday and Friday.
They beat favorite Gasse, driven by Norwegian Tor Staubo and throttled by North Miami's Johnny Tomlinson, who has 41 national and world titles.
Instigator, with Peter Meyer of Port Washington, N.Y., and John Stanch of Westmore, N.J., at the controls, won a Superboat Extreme class championship.
There were no fatalities or serious injuries at this year's competition after three people died at the 2011 championship.