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Pilots Survive Horrible Nor-Tech 427 Accident

Anyone who's into power boating especially in Europe, knows Patrick Huybreghts aka Pat. He's a diehard power boater but most of all he's an optimist by default. He owns 2 Nor-Techs: 38 ft from 1997 and 39 ft from 2008. Both powerboats being used till today for incentives, even the…

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2015 - We have World Champions Powerboating!

In V1 the day and the Grand Prix of Abu Dhabi belonged to Italian outfit Karelpiu who added to their Pole Position Championship and race success yesterday, with Federico Montanari and Antonio Schiano completing the win-double in race 2 to secure the V1 World Powerboat Championship. "It was a very…

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2015 - Grand Prix Of Abu Dhabi entrants

While testing took place in Abu Dhabis's Grand Prix today, the entrants list is final. In temperatures over 30 °C, crew and boats got beaten by the unmercifully sun. Round 2 will be an exiting one as you could read here: 2015 - Grand Prix Of Abu Dhabi.…

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2015 - Grand Prix Of Abu Dhabi

The Abu Dhabi International Marine Sports Club , with the authorization of the UIM National Authority - U.A.E. Marine Sport Federation - in cooperation with Class 1 Promotion, under the aegis of the U.I.M., is organizing in Abu Dhabi - U.A.E. Class One the 2015 Grand Prix of Abu Dhabi.…

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Looks like this party has gone wrong big time...

Anyone who's into powerboating especially in Europe, knows Patrick Huybreghts aka Pat. He's a die hard powerboater but most of all he?s an optimist by default. He owned 2 Nor-Techs: 38 ft from 1997 and 39 ft from 2008. Both powerboats were named 'Spirit of Belgium'. I had the…

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No UIM Class C1 World Powerboat Championship Race in Terracina 2015

The message of Marco Sala, Sport Director H20 Racing, leaves no room for doubt when he writes that the organizing committee has informed him that, due to the receivership of the municipal administration, they are not able to host the C1 event this year, which is therefore cancelled. Powerboating.be also…


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Raffaele Chiuli confirmed as President of the UIM

Raffaele Chiulli was confirmed as president of the UIM, the world federation of powerboating. His reelection was the reward for the development and innovation policies implemented over the last presidential mandate. A renowned manager from the international energy industry, Dr. Raffaele Chiulli is also the president of ARISF, the organization of the 35 sports federations recognized by the International Olympic Committee and Vice-President of SportAccord which assembles 104 Olympic and non-Olympic international federations and he…     More ... Meer ...

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Venice - Montecarlo live streaming video

For those who have time to watch live the ultimate Italian powerboating race, you can surf to
the streaming video page of the official website. Did you miss it? Don't worry, you can watch it in your own time. What a great service from the organization. Now that's how powerboaters like it.     More ... Meer ...

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UIM Yearbook 2014

The UIM (Union International Motonautique) publishes each year a yearbook containing all the powerboating and aquabike results. You can download it here (pdf 89 Mb). Enjoy!     More ... Meer ...

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UIM meets Russian Minister and Russian Motorboat President

SportAccord Convention World Sport & Business Summit was the occasion for the UIM President, Raffaele Chiulli to meet the Russian Federation's Minister of Sport, Vitaly Mutko, as well as Yunis Lukmanov, President of Motorboat Federation of Russia. Raffaele Chiulli, Vitaly Mutko and Yunis Lukmanov took this opportunity to discuss and identify means and ways to further valorize and develop the powerboating sport in Russia. At the end of the meeting, Dr. Raffaele Chiulli also acknowledged…     More ... Meer ...

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Philippe Chiappe wins first World Title in Sharjah, UAE

The intense battle of the UIM F1 World Championship concluded with a happy ending for French driver Philippe Chiappe of the China Team on the Khaled Lagoon course, on occasion of the UIM F1 Grand-Prix of Sharjah, U.A.E. Under the eyes of UIM President Dr. Raffaele Chiulli, the veteran driver from Rouen managed to survive two restarts and 37 laps around the five-pin 2.2 kilometre race circuit at the fifth and final race of the…     More ... Meer ...

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2012 - Tragedy in Class 1, 12-14 July

Friday, 13 July, Libreville (Gabon). Officials of the UIM are deeply shocked and saddened to announce the tragic news of the death of pilot William Nocker from England following a racing accident during race one of the Gabon Grand Prix, round 2 of the Class 1 World Powerboat Championship. Co-pilot Kurt Olsen from Norway remains in a critical condition in intensive care. The pilots of boat number 9, Welmax, representing the Welmax Offshore Racing Team,…     More ... Meer ...

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GB entrant in the 2013 Cowes-Monte Carlo Powerboat Race

A brand new, British designed, British built International Raceboat crewed by a team of British powerboat champions has been created to compete in the 2013 Cowes to Monte Carlo Venture Cup, the longest, toughest powerboat race in the World. The E-Lites BananaShark Stirling 34 is a 37ft, latest technology raceboat, powered by a pair of fantastically efficient Yanmar engines.     More ... Meer ...

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The Round Britain 12 cancelled

The Round Britain 12 (RB12) marathon has been cancelled and is being deferred until 2014. It has come as no surprise as a spokesman for RB12 announced more than 2 weeks ago that unless they got more entries by the end of March, the race would not go ahead.

Due to start in June, only 19 entries remained on the list and even some of those were in doubt. Almost certainly the…     More ... Meer ...

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BananaShark Racing

The BananaShark team E-Lites have had a very busy winter, not only have they been working very hard on the boat to get ready for the 2012 season and especially the epic Round Britain race in June, but also had to find time to visit the Autosport Show and the two Top Gear live shows in London and Birmingham with the boat as guest of E-Lites electronic cigarettes. Team principal John Cooke also visited the…     More ... Meer ...

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3rd UIM Awards Giving Gala, February 2012

The third UIM Awards Giving Gala was unquestionably a great success. An impressive event, organized at Le Sporting de Monte Carlo, with more than 400 guests, which included World Champions, national authorities, celebrities and VIP's. The happening started with a Press Conference at Salle des Palmiers, attended by media representatives from all over the world, followed by the official Gala Dinner Awards Ceremony at the superb Salle des Etoiles.     More ... Meer ...

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2012 Third edition of UIM Awards Giving Gala

The UIM is pleased to announce that the third edition of the UIM Awards Giving Gala will be held in Monaco, Salle des Etoiles, on the 11th of February 2012. This prestigious location will be the stage where all the 2011 Powerboating World Champions will receive their deserved honours. The UIM Awards Giving Gala is an event which has already increased its added value year after year and there will be 80 World Champions representing…     More ... Meer ...

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UIM with DMYV at BOOT 2012 Düsseldorf

The UIM will present the Youth Development Programme and the 2011 UIM Environmental Awards Nominations. The Union Internationale Motonautique (UIM), founded in 1922,is the world governing body for Powerboating, fully recognized as such by the International Olympic Committee (IOC). In more than 60 countries around the world, powerboat races are being organised under UIM leadership with an increasing number of participating drivers and nationalities.     More ... Meer ...

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Dr. Raffaele Chiulli re-elected president of the UIM

Raffaele Chiulli has been re-elected with a clear majority in the first round of voting as President of the Union Internationale Motonautique (UIM), the International Powerboating Federation and world governing body for all Powerboating activities, at the 84th annual General Assembly staged at the astonishing Yas Island - Abu Dhabi, capital of the United Arab Emirates. During his first mandate Dr. Chiulli fully accomplished all the UIM strategic plan projects and delivered on his promises.…     More ... Meer ...

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Peters & May new key partner of the UIM Youth Development Programme

The 51st Genoa International Boat Show has been the ideal location for another UIM significant step forward. Peters & May, leaders in international boat and yacht transportation, signed an important agreement with the UIM to support the UIM Youth Development Programme. Peters & May was appointed as 'UIM Approved Marine Transport Provider' on February 2011 and now they have decided to further strengthen their     More ... Meer ...

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UIM received prestigious 2011 Green Association Award

Institutions, ship-owners, shipbuilders, entrepreneurs and sportsmen from the all over world united for a single goal: to develop increasingly eco-sustainable activities. A special occasion dedicated to this theme took place, during the Monaco Yacht Show, on the 21st of September when, in the magnificent setting of the Hotel Hermitage in Monte Carlo, the "RINA Green Night" was held.     More ... Meer ...

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Round the world super powerboat takes shape

When it comes to boating records, they don't come any bigger than circumnavigating the world, and for British ocean adventurer Alan Priddy, his second attempt at the powerboat round the world record, scheduled for the end of 2011, has seen the birth of a remarkable boat. Named "Good Heart", the 90ft wave-piercing aluminium hull will be powered by twin diesel engines with waterjet drives, averaging 25 knots around the clock, with a top…     More ... Meer ...

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