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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 Calendar News #8 - 1st August 2022

Latest news since UIM Calendar News #7 21st July 2022 AQUABIKE UIM-ABP AQUABIKE WORLD CIRCUIT CHAMPIONSHIP – OLBIA – CONFIRMED ! The Grand Prix of Italy in Olbia, Round of the UIM-ABP Aquabike World Championship is now scheduled on the dates of 16th/18th September. One new class, Ski Division GP4, has been added to the event and is open to registrations. CIRCUIT UIM F500 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP ...

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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 Calendar News #7 - 21st July 2022

Latest news since UIM Calendar News #6- 1st July 2022 CIRCUIT UIM F4 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP – FINAL ROUND IN SMEDJEBACKEN, SWEDEN – NEW & CONFIRMED ! The 2nd and final Round of the UIM F4 World Championship will now take place in Smedjebacken, Sweden, from 26th to 28th August. The Advance Programme already published of the I.O.R event held in the same venue will be modified accordingly and republis...

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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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UIM Calendar News #6 - July 2022

Latest news since UIM Calendar News #5- June 2022 CIRCUIT UIM F1H2O WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP – GRAND PRIX OF REGIONE EMILIA ROMAGNA AND FIM-GRAND PRIX OF ITALY – POSTPONED ! H2O Racing, Promoter of the UIM- F1H2O World Championship, announces that the second and third round of the 2022 UIM F1H2O World Championship, “FIM- Grand Prix of Regione Emilia Romagna” and “FIM- Grand Prix of Italy”, originally...

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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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2021 UIM DRIVER & JUNIOR DRIVER OF THE YEAR NOMINEES ANNOUNCED

The vote for the "2021 UIM Driver of the Year" and for the "2021 UIM Junior Driver of the Year" has been launched. UIM Council Members, UIM Fans & Followers are casting their vote on an online survey. The vote will be opened until the 31st of January 2022. UIM Fans & Followers are invited to help pick the legends that will enshrined the UIM Top Drivers & Drivers list, pleasse visit the UIM Offici...

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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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