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Action and Triumph at UIM Class 3D Championship in Rodi Garganico

The picturesque coastal town of Rodi Garganico in Puglia, Italy, witnessed an exhilarating weekend as it hosted the "UIM CLASS 3D WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP" on Sunday, July 14, 2024. Enthusiastic spectators gathered in large numbers, captivated by the skill and power on display as pilots maneuvered their high-speed catamaran hulls. Out of ten fierce competitors, the crew of "D20 Blu Banca" emerged victoriou...

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Interview with Matt Palfrayman: Win in Brindisi and future plans

We had the opportunity to sit down with Matt Palfrayman, the UIM Formula 2 driver who clinched a stunning victory at the Brindisi race. In this exclusive interview, Matt shares insights into his race weekend, the challenges he faced, and his plans for the remainder of the championship. 1. Can you walk us through the race weekend in Brindisi and describe briefly how you managed to clinch the win? Th...

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Highlights from the 2023-24 Powerboating Season: UIM Yearbook

The 2023-24 Powerboating racing season has provided numerous unforgettable moments, all showcased in the 29th edition of the UIM Yearbook. Click on the image below to explore the realm of Powerboating, MotoSurf, Aquabike, and the pioneering UIM E1 Series, marking the historic debut of the World Electric Powerboat Series. For those interested in purchasing a printed copy, kindly reach out to the UIM...

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Thrilling Races in Larvik and Znin

UIM F125, F250, and F500 Championships Heat Up in Znin, Poland The third round of the UIM F125, F250, and F500 Championships in Znin, Poland, saw fierce competition and stunning victories. In the F125 class, Mattia Calzolari (ITA) secured his third consecutive win, clinching the UIM World Championship title. Viktor Lyubenov (BUL) and Tobias Wahlsten (SWE) took second and third place, respectively. Th...

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Palfreyman Triumphs in Thrilling UIM F2 Opener

The 2024 UIM F2 World Championship kicked off in dramatic fashion this past weekend in Brindisi, where 18 competitors from 12 nations battled fiercely on the Adriatic waters. The challenging conditions of the port city provided a perfect amphitheatre for powerboat racing, setting the stage for a gripping 38-lap race. Italian driver Tullio Abbate seized Pole Position after Saturday's qualifying, positi...

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The Future of Powerboating Sport in Lithuania

The UIM is pleased to present an in-depth interview with Matas Kvizikevicius, Vice-President of the Lithuanian Motorboat Federation and Coordinator of the new UIM Youth Development Academy in Lithuania, discussing the exciting journey and future prospects of Formula Future in Lithuania. “We are thrilled to share the exciting journey we've started with Formula Future as our main focus. Our first train...

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UIM PRESIDENT CELEBRATES UIM AQUABIKE SUCCESS IN SARDINIA

The UIM Aquabike Class pro Circuit World Championship was hosted in Olbia, Sardinia and scored a great success of audience and participation.   Thousands of people attended the races contested by 170 athletes from 30 different countries along the stunning coastal city of Olbia, northeast of Sardinia. The 2 days event has also seen the participation of several representatives of international motorspo...

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Stellar Performances at the Regione Sardegna Grand Prix

Jessica Chavanne, Quinten Bossche, Mattias Siimann, and Rashid Al-Mulla claimed stunning victories in their respective categories at the Regione Sardegna Grand Prix of Italy in Olbia, showcasing their talents in the Ski Ladies GP1, Ski Division GP1, Runabout GP1, and Freestyle competitions amidst challenging conditions on Sunday afternoon. In the Ski Ladies GP1, Jasmiin Ypraus led from start to finis...

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Monaco Torch Relay: Sports Icons Light the Olympic Flame

Four relay runners - Charles Leclerc, a Formula 1 driver, skier Alexandra Coletti, table tennis player Xiaoxin Yang, and bobsleigh driver Rudy Rinaldi - took turns on the route carrying the Flame from Port Hercule to the Palace. The latter then lit the torch for the Princely Couple in the Palace Square, in the presence of Hereditary Prince Jacques and Princess Gabriella, in front of a young and large a...

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Rusty Wyatt Shines in Sardegna - UIM F1H2O WC

Talented Canadian rookie Rusty Wyatt defied expectations in the UIM F1H2O World Championship, earning a stunning victory from pole position at the Regione Sardegna Grand Prix of Italy in Olbia on Sunday afternoon. Despite a first-lap yellow flag stoppage, Wyatt piloted his Sharjah Team DAC to a 12.210-second victory, leading from start to finish. This win gives the Ontario-based racer a 14-point lead...

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UIM Hydro GP: Boretto Round Highlights, Sets Up Thrilling Finals

The UIM Hydro GP World Championship made waves last weekend in the picturesque town of Boretto, Italy. The event featured thrilling races in the F125, F250, and F500 categories, marking the second round of this prestigious championship series. In the F125 category, Italy’s Mattia Calzolari showcased exceptional skill and determination. Calzolari, who has been a formidable contender throughout the sea...

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MotoSurf World Championship Thrills in Poland, Next Stop: Sweden!

The MotoSurf World Championship in Osiek, Poland, featured 96 competitors from 19 countries, delivering thrilling races. In the Elite class, Jakub Kornfeil finished third, with Matyáš Novotný taking first place and Alex Lukscheider second. In the women's class, Eliška Matoušková claimed victory, followed by Aneta Stloukalová and Eliška Charousová. The Stock category saw Antony Squire secure the first...

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Monster Energy / MCON Racing Dominates UIM Class 1 World Championship

Monster Energy / MCON Racing takes the lead in the UIM Class 1 World Championship after two absolutely thrilling races on June 1st at Lake of the Ozarks (MO), USA! The first race, originally scheduled for Friday afternoon, had to be postponed due to heavy rain and poor visibility. It was rescheduled for the following day, starting at 11:00 on Saturday morning. Initially, Team Defalco took the lead, b...

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Stormy Triumph: The UIM E1 World Championship in Puerto Banus

What an incredible weekend in Puerto Banus, Marbella, Spain, for the third round of the UIM E1 World Championship! Choppy waters made for intense racing with unexpected twists. Two-time event winners, Team Brady, faced a surprising elimination on qualifying day due to a power outage in Semi-Final 3. During Final Race 1, the nose of Team Blue Rising detached from the hull amid fierce competition, forc...

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SUCCESSFULL OPENING OF HYDRO GP SEASON IN CZECH REPUBLIC

Jedovnice hosted last weekend the first round the F125, F250 and F500 World Championships together with one European Championship FR1000 round, and forty-six competitors from Europe and America made their way to Lake Olšovec for a busy weekend of racing. In the F500 cockpit class, defending World Champion Marcin Zielinksi from Poland shined with three wins out of three heats of racing. FR1000, the ot...

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DF Young / Good Boy Vodka takes win in Class 1

Fast boats and overtakings were at the menu last weekend in Cocoa Beach, USA, for the opening event of the 2024 UIM Class 1 World Championship. And the first win of the season went to the rebranded DF Young / Good Boy Vodka team of throttleman Rich Wyatt and driver Alex Pratt: Starting from last position after the qualifying session of Saturday, Wyatt and Pratt quickly took the best on the rest of th...

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UIM WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS WEEKEND IN MONS

Last weekend in Mons, Belgium, motorsport enthusiasts were treated to an exhilarating showcase of speed and skill as two prestigious championships unfolded: the UIM F4 World Championship and the UIM Endurance Class S3 World Championship. F4 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP: The action kicked off with the UIM F4 World Championship, attracting 25 drivers from 13 diverse nations to Mons. Qualifying sessions were di...

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Team Brady takes it all again in E1 GP of Venice

Team Brady repeats victory in the second round of the UIM E1 World Championship, held in Venice, in presence of NFL icon Tom Brady, joining the jubilant celebrations alongside his winning pilots. The two back-to-back triumphs take the quarterback’s Team to the lead in the UIM E1 World Championship, following a weekend of electrifying racing on Venice's iconic waters. Second place went to Team Brazil...

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UIM Mid-Term Meetings in Amsterdam: 12-14 April 2024

Monaco, April 17, 2024 – The annual UIM mid-Term meetings assembled the Members of the UIM Council in Amsterdam, together with the Commissions in charge of the fundamental Powerboat racing disciplines, to fine tune the regulatory framework of the sport and to prepare essential initiatives that will shape the future of Powerboating. Under the chair of UIM President Raffaele Chiulli, the UIM Council co...

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UIM Calendar News #1 - 21 March 2024

As we are on the verge of a new racing season, we wish to inform you of a number of changes in the UIM International Calendar that have been requested by organizing Member Federations.   Please convey these changes to your affiliated clubs and drivers. AQUABIKE HUNGARY: INTERNATIONAL ORDINARY EVENTS The first Aquabike International Ordinary event to be held in Hungary, from a total of 4 events...

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Dubai to Host UIM XCAT World Championship Finals in 2024 and Beyond!

The UIM is delighted to announce that a multi-years UIM XCAT Hosting Agreement has been signed between UIM Secretary General Thomas Kurth and DIMC CEO Mohammed Harib, which will see Dubai Marine Sport Club returning to stage the Final Round of the UIM XCAT World Championship in 2024 (6th- 8th Dec.) and years to come. 2024 XCAT World Championship Standings Victory Team – 65 pts Swecat – 61 pts HPI...

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UIM HONOURS POWERBOAT RACING WORLD CHAMPIONS AT MONACO TROPHY CEREMONY

Monaco (March 11, 2024): The Union Internationale Motonautique (UIM), powerboat racing’s world governing body, has recognised the sport’s world champions at a glittering trophy ceremony in Monaco. Hosted by UIM President Dr. Raffaele Chiulli, the ceremony held at the Fairmont Monte Carlo saw 58 world champions from the five powerboating disciplines honoured for their achievements during the 2023 raci...

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XCAT Championship Launch Lights Up Fujairah Marine Club Anniversary

Under the eyes of UIM President Raffaele Chiulli and APBA President Chris Fairchild, the opening round of the 2024 UIM XCAT World Championship provided a splendid setting for the Silver Jubilee of the Fujairah International Marine Club, celebrated in the presence of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Hamad Al Sharqi, Crown Prince of Fujairah and Sheikh Saif bin Hamad bin Saif Al Sharqi, President of the ...

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2023 UIM Photo Contest - WINNERS are announced!

The UIM Photo Contest 2023 has reached its conclusion, and it is with great pleasure that we announce Arek Rejs as the winner of the 'Overall' category. We extend our sincere congratulations to Arek and express our gratitude to all participants for their involvement. We hope that the experience was rewarding for all, and we eagerly anticipate the participation of all contestants in future editions of t...

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UIM E1 World Championship: Historic Opening in Jeddah

The Opening Round of the UIM E1 World Championship in Jeddah has set the latest milestone in the History of the UIM, with exciting sessions of electric powerboat racing in the waters of the Red Sea. Eight Teams, owned by iconic personalities from the world of Sports, Music and Entertainment, such as Tim Brady (NFL), Rafael Nadal (Tennis), Sergio Perez (Formula 1), Virat Kohli (Cricket) Didier Drogba (F...

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MotoSurf: Eco-Innovations and Thrilling Competition at TWG25

MotoSurf - new addition to the program of the World Games aims the spectacle on the water and features  innovation with an environmental approach to the sport. Motorized surfing has seen significant growth in the last couple of years, bringing a whole new experience into the world of powerboating sports governed by the UIM (Union Internationale Motonautique). Balancing on a surfboard at speeds up to ...

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ELECTION OF 2023 UIM DRIVER & JUNIOR DRIVER OF THE YEAR

The Union Internationale Motonautique (UIM) is delighted to announce that Jessica Chavanne from France and Simon Jung from Slovakia have been elected 2023 UIM Driver of the Year and 2023 UIM Junior Driver of the Year respectively. [Click below to read the full Press Release] ELECTION OF 2023 UIM DRIVER & JUNIOR DRIVER OF THE YEAR

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Grand Finale of the UIM F1H2O World Championship in Sharjah!

Eighteen out of twenty-one registered boats lined up for the start of the 32-lap race on Khalid Lagoon, Sharjah - UAE. Team Sweden’s Jonas Andersson led the Road to Sharjah-Grand Prix of Sharjah from start-to-finish to earn the two well-deserved 2023 UIM F1H2O Driver and Team World Championship titles The Swede finished first ahead of Victory Team’s  Erik Stark, with Team Abu Dhabi’s Thani Al-Q...

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UIM President inaugurates UIM Instructor Course in the Emirates

When it comes to paving the way for the UIM Youth Development Program, the Fujairah International Marine Club is the uncontested Leader among UIM’s member Organizations: After having opened the first UIM Youth Training Academy and set the standards for other international Marine Centres to follow suit, the FIMC is hosting these days the second UIM Instructor & Trainer Course this year for partici...

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25th UIM Photo Contest - Registration

The UIM has the pleasure to announce that the registrations for the 25th Edition of the UIM Photo Contest open today. The following categories will be awarded with Gold, Silver and Bronze distinction. Please be aware that except for the category “Open”, only photographs taken at one of the UIM International events which were listed on the 2023 UIM Racing Calendar will be admitted for evaluation: “O...

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UIM President & Fujairah Crown Prince join forces

UIM President Raffaele Chiulli with His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Hamad Al Sharqi, Crown Prince of Fujairah at the Palace On occasion of the UIM XCAT Grand Finale, hosted by the Fujairah International Marine Club, UIM President Dr. Raffaele Chiulli took the opportunity to meet H.H. Sheikh Mohammed bin Hamad Al Sharqi, Crown Prince of Fujairah. The two Leaders coincided in underlining the importa...

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Team GB Triumphs: Highlights from the UIM XCAT 2023 Grand Finale

Under the patronage of the Crown Prince, H.H. Sheikh Mohammed bin Hamad Al Sharqi, the Fujairah International Marine Club was the stage of the Final Round of the 2023 UIM XCAT World Championship. The 3 day event was a culmination of a thrilling season and until the last day the teams battled it out for pole position and for the ultimate prize of being crowned World Champions.  Day 1 saw the teams bat...

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Fueling Ambitions: UIM’s Youth Development Program Takes Sail in NZ

Join the conversation with UIM’s Youth Development Senior Instructor, Brendon Hall, and Assistant Instructor, Abby Hall. The two proudly represented the New Zealand Powerboat Federation at the first UIM YDP Instructor/Trainer course in Fujairah, UAE earlier this year. Abby: “It was a privilege to be chosen by the New Zealand Powerboat Federation to participate in the UIM YDP training course in Fujair...

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Chengdu 2025: UIM MotoSurf's Grand Premiere at The World Games

In a groundbreaking historical moment, an ecologically motorized sport will make its debut at "The World Games" in Chengdu, China, in 2025. We take immense pride in introducing our youngest discipline, the UIM MotoSurf, as an integral part of this prestigious event. Following a productive meeting of Competition Managers of the Sports participating in The World Games 2025 in Chengdu, we have successfu...

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UIM Launches application procedure for the 2023 Environmental Award

The UIM is proud to launch the application procedure for the "2023 UIM Environmental Award" WHAT IS THE UIM ENVIRONMENTAL AWARD ? This award recognizes outstanding environmental leaders, whether individuals or organizations that have excelled in the year 2023 in inspiration, vision, innovation, leadership, and initiatives to the benefit of the Environment. WHO CAN APPLY ? UIM Member Federations...

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96th UIM GENERAL ASSEMBLY HELD IN AMSTERDAM

Held under the sign of “Sustainable Development”, the 96th UIM General Assembly inaugurated a new format this year, combining committee meetings held upfront on-line by video conference, and a small number of ‘in person’ meetings, for which a reduced number of delegates had to travel to Amsterdam for a shorter period than usual.   UIM President Raffaele Chiulli welcomed the Members of the internatio...

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Clalendar News #5 - August 2023

Fifth Calendar News since Calendar News #4 of 23rd June 2023 CIRCUIT SOUTH AFRICA, UIM P750 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP CONFIRMED IN 2024 Due to administrative reasons, the organizers of the UIM P750 World Championship, which was originally scheduled from 4th to 11th August in Port Elizabeth (Gqeberha), have been forced to postpone their event. It will now go ahead early next year, from 23rd February to...

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UIM E1 Pilot Academy: Empowering Future Electric Powerboat Champions

UIM E1 Pilot Academy established to create a pathway for future pilots to shine in the UIM E1 electric powerboat racing championship - Training a new generation of racing stars for the world’s first all-electric raceboat championship in the UIM E1 Pilot Academy is about to get underway - 35 candidates will receive initial training before the end of September 2023 in the search for 20 RaceBird-ready...

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UIM MOTOSURF ENTERS IN THE WORLD GAMES 2025 IN CHENGDU

We are delighted to announce the participation of the UIM in the 12th edition of The World Games to take place in Chengdu, People's Republic of China, in August 2025. It is the first time Powerboating is represented in The World Games, and it is the MotoSurf Discipline in its electric category that will carry the flag of the UIM in Chengdu.  MotoSurf is the youngest discipline of the International P...

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Calendar News #4

Fourth Calendar News since Calendar News #3 of 2nd June 2023 CIRCUIT ITALY, SECOND F4 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP ROUND Cernobbio, on Lake Como, Italy, will host the 2nd Round of the 2023 UIM F4 World Championship, on 22/24th September. This event replaces the F4 World Championship Round of Halbendorf, Germany, that was cancelled for organizational reasons. AQUABIKE HUNGARY: INTERNATIONAL ORDINARY ...

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UIM President and HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco Unveil a Unique Art

The centenary of the UIM has inspired another commemorative event in Monaco this week, when UIM President Raffaele Chiulli and His Serene Highness Prince Albert II of Monaco, Honorary President of the UIM, unveiled a F1 Race Boat converted into a unique piece of Art by the renowned Italian Street Artist Alice Pasquini. The Art piece titled « BLOW » is exhibited on the "Jetée Lucciana" of the Port of ...

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The 2022-23 UIM Yearbook's edition is now available online!

The 2022-23 Powerboating racing season has given us a multitude of memorable moments, all compiled in the 28th edition of the UIM Yearbook. By clicking on the below image, you will have the opportunity to dip into the world of Powerboating, MotoSurf, Aquabike, and the groundbreaking UIM E1 Series, the first-ever World Electric Powerboat Series. If you wish to purchase a printed copy, please do not ...

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Calendar News #3

Third Calendar News since Calendar News #2 of 28th February 2023 AQUABIKE UIM-ABP AQUABIKE EUROPEAN CIRCUIT CHAMPIONSHIP Initially scheduled on the weekend 10th/11th June, the first round of the UIM-ABP Aquabike European Circuit Championship of Levelek (Hungary) has been postponed to 23rd/25th June. CROATIA: INTERNATIONAL ORDINARY EVENTS CONFIRMED Three Aquabike International Ordinary events ...

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A THRILLING START TO THE 2023 UIM XCAT WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP

The UIM X-CAT World Championship is one of the most spectacular powerboat racing series in the world. Powered by 2 400hp outboard engines and speeds topping 220km per hour, these racing catamarans are a great expression of international powerboat racing. The 2023 UIM XCAT World Championship got off to an exciting start in the waters of Fiumicino (Rome), the first of the two Italian races, with the se...

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UIM President pays tribute to Portuguese Powerboat Federation

UIM President, Dr. Raffaele Chiulli, attended the Portuguese Powerboating Federation's Award Giving Gala in the city of Mira, Portugal. The event was a celebration of the Portuguese national powerboating Champions, and Dr. Chiulli was delighted to be in attendance. "I am really happy to be here, Portugal is a very active country within the UIM with many drivers involved in the UIM Championships and m...

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UIM and UAEMSF set new horizons for closer collaboration

His Highness Sheikh Muhammad Bin Sultan Bin Khalifa Al Nahyan and Raffaele Chiulli After having met with H.H. Sheikh Sultan bin Khalifa Al Nahyan, and H.E. Saeed Mohammed Hareb, Secretary General of Dubai Sports Council during his visit in the U.A.E., UIM President Raffaele Chiulli held a constructive meeting in Sharjah with H.E. Issa Hilal Al-Hazami, Chairman of Sharjah Sports Council who underlined...

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UIM President meets H.H. Sheikh Sultan bin Khalifa Al Nahyan in Dubai

Raffaele Chiulli and His Highness Sheikh Sultan bin Khalifa Al Nahyan Following up on the recently held UIM Goal & Vision workshop, it was a pleasure to be in Dubai to meet His Highness Sheikh Sultan bin Khalifa Al Nahyan, son of Khalifa bin Zayed, beloved President of the United Arab Emirates. The meeting was held in an open, friendly and constructive atmosphere. The future global perspectives of ...

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Shaping UIM’s future: the roadmap to success!

UIM  Goal & Vision Workshop participants  All roads lead to Rome!  As the UIM Council gathered in Rome for the two-day goal & vision workshop, there was a sense of excitement in the air. This was a crucial moment for the organization, as the objective of the workshop was to develop a strategic roadmap for the UIM's growth and development. The UIM Council was determined to identify the organization's ...

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2022 UIM Photo Contest - Winners announced!

The UIM Photo Contest 2022 has concluded and we are thrilled to announce that Marek Paulicek has won the 'Overall' category. For all the other competitors who participated, we hope you had a great experience and look forward to seeing you in the next edition!  If you would like to check out the top three pictures in the various categories, please click on the button below. Congratulations to the winn...

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UIM Calendar News #2 - February 2023

Second Calendar News since Calendar News #1 of 16th January 2023 AQUABIKE UIM-ABP AQUABIKE WORLD CIRCUIT CHAMPIONSHIP The first Round of the 2023 UIM-ABP Aquabike World Circuit Championship has been confirmed. It will be held in Olbia (ITA), on the week-end 17th/18th June. The Regione Sardegna Grand Prix of Italy will, as usual, feature all classes. Aquabike Promotion (ABP) will announce the s...

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2023 update on UIM Helmets homologations

Update (as from 1st January 2023): 1) The SNELL 2020 R standard is added. 2) The ECE 22-06 standard is added for unrestrained drivers ages 18 and older. The ECE 22-06 helmet use is permissible during a period extending from the manufacturing year plus 4 years.” (more details regarding the ECE 22-06 tag markings on page 3 of the document) List of authorized helmets as from 01.01.2023.pdf

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SPECTACULAR FINISH OF THE 2022 UIM F1H2O WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP

In Sharjah, UAE, the two last Rounds of the 2022 UIM F1H20 World Championship have given another proof of how spectacular powerboat racing can be, as much for the drivers involved as for the spectators following the races. The title was up for grabs until the very last moments of the two back-to-back races in Sharjah. In the last race of the season, Philippe Chiappe of Team China CTIC Shenzen set an ...

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2022 UIM Environmental Award - applications procedure

The UIM is proud to launch the application procedure for the "2022 UIM Environmental Award" WHAT IS THE UIM ENVIRONMENTAL AWARD ? This award recognizes outstanding environmental leaders, whether individuals or organizations that have excelled in the year 2022 in inspiration, vision, innovation, leadership, and initiatives to the benefit of the Environment. WHO CAN APPLY ? UIM Member Federations...

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24th UIM PHOTO CONTEST ON THE 2022 RACING SEASON

The UIM has the pleasure to announce that the registrations for the 24th Edition of the UIM Photo Contest open today. The following categories will be awarded with Gold, Silver and Bronze distinction. Please be aware that except for the category “Open”, only photographs taken at one of the UIM International events which were listed on the 2022 UIM Racing Calendar will be admitted for evaluation: “O...

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UIM President HONOURS HSH PRINCE ALBERT WITH THE UIM SPECIAL YEARBOOK

UIM President Raffaele Chiulli presents HSH Prince Albert of Monaco the UIM 100 Years Anniversary Yearbook. RAFFAELE CHIULLI HONOURS HSH PRINCE ALBERT II OF MONACO WITH THE UIM 100 YEARS ANNIVERSARY YEARBOOK On occasion of the IOC Sustainability and Legacy Commission Meeting in Lausanne, chaired by HSH Prince Albert of Monaco, UIM President Raffaele Chiulli presented the UIM Honorary President Prin...

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UIM COMMEMORATIVE BOOK IS NOW AVAILABLE FOR SALE

To celebrate 100 years of the Union Internationale Motonautique, the UIM has commissioned the publication of a special commemorative book “100 Years of the UIM” chronicling the growth and development of the Union since it was formed in September 1922. The UIM is glad to announce that this masterpiece is now available for sale ! To order your copy please complete the form by clicking on the link belo...

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PRESS RELEASE - Post 95th UIM General Assembly

(Fujairah, UAE) The 95th General Assembly of the UIM, chaired by President Dr Raffaele Chiulli and Secretary General Thomas Kurth, brought together the world of powerboating for a week of meetings, policy making and elections in the UAE Emirate of Fujairah. Hosted by the Fujairah International Marine Sports Club, the UIM - which this year is celebrating its 100th anniversary - assembled the UIM Counc...

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UIM COUNCIL RATIFIES ENVIRONMENT POLICY

Following a proposal by UIM President Raffaele Chiulli, the UIM Council today (October 21) approved the world powerboat federation’s new Environmental Policy during the 95th General Assembly in Fujairah, UAE. The policy is part of the Union’s focus on reducing the UIM's environmental impact and encouraging sustainability and environmental awareness. The UIM continues to work towards the ‘greening’ o...

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UIM DELEGATION RECEIVES ROYAL WELCOME FROM THE EMIR

Fujairah (UAE): His Highness Sheikh Hamad bin Mohammed Al Sharqi, the Emir of Fujairah, received a delegation of the Union Internationale Motonautique (UIM) which has assembled its Member Federations for the 100 Years Anniversary Celebrations in the Emirate of Fujairah. His Highness welcomed UIM President Dr Raffaele Chiulli, Council Members and Senior Officers of the International Powerboat Federati...

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ARISF AND UIM PRESIDENT RAFFAELE CHIULLI MEETS THE POPE

At the conclusion of the conference “Sport For All: cohesive, accessible and tailored to each person”, Raffaele Chiulli, President of ARISF and UIM had the honor of meeting His Holiness Pope Francis.   President Raffaele Chiulli and His Holiness Pope Francis President Chiulli said, “I was particularly happy to meet His Holiness Pope Francis. He is a great person, and I was impressed by his humanit...

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UIM FF CHAMPIONSHIPS IN GERMANY - A BRIGHT FUTURE FOR NEW GENERATIONS

A record number of participants between 6 and 18 years have been competing in 6 boat classes in the 2022 UIM Formula Future World and Continental Championships, held in Brandenburg, Germany. UIM President Raffaele Chiulli shared the passion of the enthusiastic young drivers who were competing on the water. The drivers representing the hosting nation were particularly performant and took the largest num...

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UIM F4 World Championship win for Stefan Arand

Young Estonian driver Stefan Arand, after titles in UIM WC GT15 and GT30, has now the WC title in Formula 4. He collected many points in Brindisi and managed his position as a master. The Finnish drivers have been very successful in F4, but the main contender Tino Lehto was on shore this time, with an injured hand. Roope Virtanen did what he could for the Finnish colors and took the silver. The compe...

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UIM Offshore Class 3C and 3X EC in Nynashamn, Sweden

Groth Fyro and Soderlind European champions In popular Nynäs Offshore south of Stockholm, UIM European championships were run for Offshore classes 3C and 3X. Favorites in 3C were the cousins Groth, who each drive a boat. In the World Championship a month ago in Norway, it was Fredrik Groth who took the title, despite Sebastian winning two races in the WC. A broken race for his part, and Fredrik was...

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The 2021-22 edition of the UIM Yearbook is now available !

The 2021-22 Powerboating season has offered us countless highlights which have been combined in this 27th edition of the UIM Yearbook, marked also by the 100 Years Anniversary of the Union International Motonautique (1922-2022) Discover the Powerboating, MotoSurf, Aquabike and the first UIM World Electric Powerboat Series by clicking here !

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Hagin took the win as Al Qemzi was poleaxed - UIM F2 WC in Augustow

Augustow, Poland - 24 July 2022 - UIM Formula 2 World Championship Stefan Hagin finally got to celebrate his second UIM F2 Grand Prix victory when he crossed the finish line at Lake Necko in Augusto, Poland. Throughout the day the weather, which had been hot and sunny right up to Sunday morning, consisted of all four season in one day, may be three as the only thing absent was snow. Conditions on t...

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UIM Offshore Final in Larvik, Norway, with President Chiulli

The podium: UIM President Raffaele Chiulli awarding medals to the Norwegian Team When applying to stage the Final Round of the 2022 UIM OFFSHORE World Championship of the categories 3A, 3D and 3X in Larvik, the Norwegian Motorsport Federation had the certainty that they would be the capital of UIM OFFSHORE Racing for the time of a long weekend, and UIM President Raffaele Chiulli didn’t miss the oppor...

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WEEKEND HIGHLIGHTS - UIM OFFSHORE WC IN TVEDESTRAND -6-9 July

Norway, Tvedestrand - 6-9 July 2022 - UIM POFFSHORE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP CLASS 3C, 3D,3 3B Last week Tvedestrand Racing Klubb in Norway hosted the UIM Class 3C World Championships along with two rounds of the UIM Class 3D and 3B World Championship. Sweden’s Fredrik Groth Fyro and Fillip Eriksson in C-86 were crowned UIM Class 3C World Champions when they drove a tactical third and final heat to finis...

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Lanéva Boats Wins 2021 UIM Environmental Award

LANEVA BOATS WINS 2021 UIM ENVIRONMENTAL AWARD - SPECIAL MENTION FOR LAGUNA TRASPORTI AND TEST 1 - Monaco-based shipbuilder Lanéva Boats has won the prestigious 2021 UIM Environmental Award in recognition of its ongoing commitment to the production of fully electric luxury boats. And while Lanéva collects the top honor, there are also Special Mentions for Environmental Benefit and Innovation for...

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First UIM-ITA Anti-Doping Workshop in Ibiza

On Friday 13th May 2022 at 7:45 (local time) in Ibiza for the UIM-ABP Aquabike WC, at rider’s briefing room the first Anti-Doping Workshop will be presented and held by @ITA - new UIM’s partner in Anti-Doping activities. Participation at the Anti-Doping workshop is mandatory for all riders and team managers. To confirm the attendance, the riders will have to scan a the QR Code placed at the entrance ...

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UIM E1 Series getting closer to take off

The Yacht Club of Monaco was once again center stage for showcasing the E1 Racebird prototype after it has successfully completed a first series of tests on water in Italy. The event was attended by HSH Prince Albert, President of the Yacht Club de Monaco and UIM Honorary President, E1 President Alejandro Agag and CEO Rodi Basso, as well as UIM President Raffaele Chiulli. The UIM E1 Series will be th...

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ARISF-UIM President Shaping New Pathways for Cooperation in Bahrain

ARISF and UIM President Dr. Raffaele Chiulli had the opportunity to meet in Manama, Bahrain, His Highness Sheikh Salman bin Mohammed Al Khalifa, Vice President of the General Sports Authority, President of the Bahrain Combat Sport Council. The meeting was also attended by the President of WAKO, the International Kickboxing Federation, Mr. Roy Baker, the CEO of the General Sports Authority, Dr. Abdulr...

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ARISF and UIM President Raffaele Chiulli met with FIA President

24 March 2022 ARISF and UIM President Raffaele Chiulli met with FIA President Mohammed Ben Sulayem at Formula 1 Grand Prix in Bahrain  The FIA Formula 1 GP of Bahrain, first Round of the 2022 FIA F1 World Championship, was the stage of a meeting between ARISF and UIM President Raffaele Chiulli and the new FIA President Mohammed Ben Sulayem. The role of Sport as a catalyst for progress and the poten...

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2021 UIM Photographic Contest - results

As expected, submissions for the 2021 UIM Photographic contest were significantly reduced as a result of pandemic constraints for competitors, spectators and photographers, with entries from six different countries arriving from New Zealand and Europe. We know first-hand the effort it takes to prepare a submission for a prestigious international contest and would like to offer our most sincere congr...

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Crown Prince of Fujairah and UIM President boost UIM YDP

H.H. Sheikh Mohammed Bin Hamad Al Sharqi, Crown Prince of Fujairah acknowledged the UIM President Raffaele Chiulli for his achievements in the areas of youth development and sustainability and announced a donation of $ 100’000 to the UIM Youth Development Programme on occasion of the 2022 UIM XCAT World Championship, held in Fujairah, U.A.E. “I am very grateful for His Highness’ generosity and for hi...

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RUS and BLR Athletes and Officials banned from UIM Powerboat Racing

The Executive Committee of the Union Internationale Motonautique (UIM) examined today the situation created by the military invasion of the Ukraine. The UIM EXCO Members expressed their shock over the ruthless initiative taken against a sovereign state. They underlined that the UIM strongly condemns all acts of violence perpetrated against civilians and reaffirms its solidarity with the Ukrainian popul...

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UIM celebrates 100 years of Excellence in the Powerboating Sport

(first picture available of the UIM General Assembly held in 1924) The International Powerboat Federation, was established in 1922 by a Scot, Dr Morton Smart, and by John Ward. An expatriate Irishman living in Belgium, Ward acted as the first Secretary General of the new organization, while Alfred Pierrard, Director General of the Belgian Ministry of Marine, was elected first President of the Interna...

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UIM Launches application procedure for the 2021 Environmental Award

The UIM is proud to launch the application procedure for the "2021 UIM Environmental Award" WHAT IS THE UIM ENVIRONMENTAL AWARD ? This award recognizes outstanding environmental leaders, whether individuals or organizations that have excelled in the year 2021 in inspiration, vision, innovation, leadership, and initiatives to the benefit of the Environment. WHO CAN APPLY ? UIM Member Federations...

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UIM President Raffaele Chiulli re-elected ARISF President 2021 - 2025

At the General Assembly of the Association of IOC-recognized International Sport Federations, ARISF, held virtually for the second consecutive year, UIM President Dr. Raffaele Chiulli has been re-elected at the helm of this Organization assembling 42 IF’s (https://www.arisf.sport/) for a third mandate from 2021 – 2025. President Chiulli was standing unopposed, as were Vice-President Anna Arzhanova (R...

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2021 UIM XCAT WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP - A FASCINATING BATTLE FOR GOLD

The checkered flag has been waived for the final time at the end of the Dubai Grand Prix which determined the winners of the 2021 UIM XCAT World Championship. The curtain comes down for the 2021 UIM Powerboating season after five very exciting back-to-back races. Dubai Police teammates Arif Al Zaffain and Nadir Bin Hendi got extra satisfaction by securing the UIM XCAT World Championship in their home w...

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UIM Launches the 23rd Edition of the UIM Photo Contest

23rd UIM PHOTO CONTEST ON THE 2021 RACING SEASON We are « back on track » with international Powerboat racing!  After the break in 2020, caused by COVID-19, we are pleased to announce the re-launch of the UIM Photo Contest in its 23rd edition. The following categories will be awarded with Gold, Silver and Bronze distinction. Please be aware that except for the category “Open”, only photographs taken...

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UIM signs “Green Partner” Agreement with ALENS

The UIM is proud to announce that a “Green Partner” Agreement for the next three years has been signed with the energy and environmental consulting firm ALENS, with offices in Switzerland (Bellinzona) and Italy (Pavia, Rome, Vicenza). Through this agreement, the UIM has secured the support of ALENS in programs and activities such as raising the awareness of environmental responsibility, disseminating r...

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E1 Boat Unveiled In Monaco, HSH Prince Albert II Shows Support for UIM

The prototype of the electric boat that the pilots of the UIM E1 Series pilots will race in the world’s first electric powerboat championship has been unveiled to an all-star line-up in Monaco, led by HSH Prince Albert II. The series itself is taking shape with water testing on schedule for early next year and Monaco confirmed as a host city for the inaugural E1 Series in 2023. The Event offered UIM Pr...

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MoU signing ceremony between WT, THF and the UIM

On May 6, 2020, World Taekwondo (WT), the Taekwondo Humanitarian Foundation (THF) and the Union Internationale Motonautique (UIM) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) via video conference, to promote humanitarian, peace and development initiatives in Sport.

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