The 34th annual Sarasota Powerboat Grand Prix began in the last week of June and again is expected to attract thousands visitors to Lido Beach and the region for one of the most anticipated celebrations of the year.
This year, the races will be broadcast on Facebook and Uplive , a global live streaming app on July 1st at 1:30PM EST and Powerboat P1 has confirmed that a one hour program featuring Sarasota’s Grand Prix Race (Sunday-July 1) will air Sunday, July 22, on CBS Sports at 4 pm. The program will air in all 50 states and is expected to reach 65 Million households. An encore air date for the show is yet to be announced. In addition to this, a one hour program featuring personal watercraft AquaX races, as well as a thirty minute program featuring the P1 SuperStock Class (28’one-design, open canopy race boats), will be aired post-event on Fox Sports Florida.
Powerboat racing is a hobby and passion for many billionaires and millionaires and racing enthusiasts who can afford millions of dollars on maintaining a boat, but it also benefits charities and underprivileged kids. Sarasota Powerboat race generated $37 Million in economic impact and over $100,000 for the charity in 2017. For more information and updates visit sarasotapowerboatgrandprix.org
This is Uplive's first year to sponsor a race boat. Uplive decides to sponsor the AMH motorsport previously named STIHL. The 38.8 skater with win 750 engines can fly 130 miles an hour. Aaron Hope from AMH Construction and his crew including Brett Schulman have been working really hard and had won a previous race at Ocean City. "We are very excited to have Uplive sponor our race. Uplive has over 60Million viewers worldwide and is one of the most socially responsible live streaming apps I have seen. They an help to bring a lot of global exposure to Grand Prix Powerboat race, our missions to charities and enable our fans to watch the race live." Aaron and Brett told news reporters during interviews.
As part of Asia Innovations Group, UpLive is a live-streaming platform that allows viewers to broadcast and view real-time videos via their smartphones. The platform's unique blockchain protocol allows users the ability to send virtual gifts to content creators, which can then be exchanged for money. Currently Uplive has over 100,000 broadcasters and over 60M downloads worldwide and is available in over 100 countries, the app currently supports sixteen languages including Arabic, Chinese, French, Portuguese, Spanish and Thai. Its own cryptocurrency GTO is the fastest selling ICO with daily trading volume of 20M to 200M per day.