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agosto 02, 2019 - Yamaha Marine

The EXR girls succeed in their France to Corsica (Hyeres-Calvi) crossing attempt on a WaveRunner!

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On Tuesday, July 23rd, 2019, the EXR Girls, #corinnerobles and #emmaclairdumont, managed their challenge: to make the crossing Continent-Corsica on their #waverunnersyamahaexr, becoming the first women to achieve this feat in Personal Watercraft!

The challenge was simple: reach the port of Sant Ambroggio (Corsica), from the port of Hyères (South of France), a total distance of 224 kilometers (about 120 nautical miles), on Yamaha #waverunner EXR, a model, light, fast and agile. An assistance boat with a crew of 5 accompanied these two athletes to secure the crossing and proceed with the necessary refueling. For this they used a Capelli Tempest 850 OPEN powered by 2 Yamaha outboard engines of 175 hp with at the helm the famous ATV's and Jet pilot, Joel Bontoux.

Departure was given from the port of Hyères July 23 at 8:00, with a very favorable weather: beautiful sea and light winds of strength 1. It is at 13:45, after 5h45 of navigation, including 2 refueling breaks,that the 2 Athletes arrived at the port of Sant Ambroggio, achieving the challenge.

This crossing adds more to already busy charts of #corinnerobles and #emmaclairdumont, respectively former world champion of jet (speed and offshore) and victorious of the FIM Baja World Cup in Quad.

This challenge just done, Corinne and Emma are already thinking about the next Jet challenge they can realize!

Yamaha congratulates these two drivers and the entire team that participated in this amazing feat!

Yamaha #waverunner EXR

The jet chosen for this challenge is the Yamaha #waverunner EXR, light and sporty model, it weighs only 245 kilos, becoming "the most affordable #waverunner to feature Yamaha's high-performance, super-lightweight NanoXcel2 hull and deck material. It has the 3-cylinder TR-1 engine for a maximum speed of about 86 km / h, increasing the fun factor in turn, with the craft taking on a powerful, playful attitude. This model also include the RIDE system allowing you to ride in confidence right up to any target and pull the trigger stop and still turn. At the end the EXR is a spirited craft that still keeps costs in check while providing Yamaha's trademark features and reliability.

Capelli Tempest 850 OPEN

The assistance boat that made this crossing possible is a Capelli Tempest 850 OPEN, with a two-engine engine with two Yamaha F175 for a total power of 350 hp.

Did you know the Yamaha EX/EXR Cup?

For those who wants more, Yamaha launched a mono-brand cup, in partnership with P1 racing, characterized by technical equality, containment of costs and a true racing experience

Open to Everyone, the Yamaha EX/EXR Cup is a standalone competition running within the P1 AquaX and Jetcross championships at race events in Western Europe and the United Kingdom and be open to the owners of EX and EXR WaveRunners.

Is it designed to be a fun, first step into world of personal watercraft racing!

Learn more visiting: https://p1aquax.com/YamahaCup