The U-1 Oh Boy! Oberto hydroplane powerboat is lowered into the Persian Gulf at the Oryx Cup Union Internationale Motonautique World Championship in Doha, Qatar, Nov. 21, 2009. Steve David, U-1 Oh Boy! Oberto driver, led the season with a slim 216-point lead over Jeff Bernard, U-5 Formulaboats.com, when the races moved to their final destination in Qatar. Despite safely landing a high-speed flip during the finals, David successfully defended his national championship title, while J. Michael Kelly, U-7 Graham Trucking, won the Qatar Oryx Cup.