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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 Calendar News #5- November 2021

Latest news since the publication of UIM Calendar News n°4 on 13th August 2021. CIRCUIT UIM F1H2O WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP ANNOUNCEMENT – GRAND PRIX OF PORTUGAL The last event of the 2021 UIM F1H2O WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP has just been officialized. Drivers will compete in Figueira da Foz, Portugal, for the two last Rounds of the World Championship, on Friday 26th and Sunday 28th November. OFFSHORE U...

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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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