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Scheveningen 2013 official entry list and results

After a sabbath year the GPS is back. Agreed, even though in 2013 it was only one venue and as you will see later and only one round, it felt good to see the teams again and experience that particular beehive in pit. Although 10 teams were expected to participate…

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Scheveningen 2013 Grand Prix of the Sea race info

So finally the 2013 Grand Prix of the Sea will show what powerboating is all about. There will be German, Italian and British participants. We will certainly miss the very succesful Belgian team 2B1 Furnibo. They spiced up every race since they participated. Bas Verheul is the organiser of the…

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The countdown has begun

We had to wait for a year to announce the fantastic news again: the Grand Prix of the Sea is on! From May 24th till 26th 2013 Scheveningen in the Netherlands is the powerboating epicenter of Europe. The Grand Prix of the Sea absolutely is the place to…

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2013 Grand Prix of the Sea and the Benelux Endurance Challenge

After hibernating it's time to come back alive again. The 2013 powerboating scene in the Benelux looks promising indeed. In May there is the international Grand Prix of the Sea championship @ Scheveningen (The Netherlands). During 3 days in May all races will take place on that location in two…

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Most viewed photo on the Powerboating Press picture database

This photo was shot during the Ocean Grand Prix June 12th 2011. It shows the Belgian Powerboat Racing Team 2B1 with Pierre Colpin as pilot and Frank Hemelaer handling the throttles in their Mercury powered Fountain Lighting 42. The powerboat splits a big wave in a dramatic way leaving huge…

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The 2011 OGP World and European Championship titles

Due to the extraordinary circumstances the UIM Council decided at the 2011 General Assembly meeting in Abu Dhabi-UAE that, in spite of the unexpected cancellation of the 2011 OGP Racing season, the 2011 World and European Championship titles in the EVO and SuperSport classes shall be granted under the…

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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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The All-New Ilmor Marine MV8 7.4 L

After successfully launching the Ilmor Marine MV8 engine line in 2010 the company began to look ahead for the next exciting project. Our team of engineers wanted to harness, calibrate and package more power and torque to create the largest wakes ever seen on a water sports boat. They wanted the engine to produce High-Performance horsepower as well offering low emissions. Most importantly, it had to be durable, reliable, and fuel efficient like the existing engine…     More ... Meer ...

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UIM and ADIMSC sign agreement in Abu Dhabi

His Highness Sheikh Sultan Bin Khalifa Al Nahyan and the UIM President Dr. Raffaele Chiulli signed a significant cooperation agreement in Abu Dhabi. His Highness Sheikh Sultan Bin Khalifa Al Nahyan, Chairman of ADIMSC, met with the UIM President Dr. Raffaele Chiulli at the Abu Dhabi Palace Office to discuss the future of the sport and the development of youngsters' generation. His Highness expressed his full satisfaction about the successful relationship with the UIM and…     More ... Meer ...

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Livorsi GPS Ski Speedometer for your powerboating

Livorsi has developed a new speedometer with the skier and wake boarder in mind. The new GPS Ski speedometer ranges from 0 to 50 MPH with an expanded scale from 10 MPH to 40 MPH. The expanded scale indicates every mile per hour; accuracy is achieved using GPS technology to determine the speed. This gauge is offered in a standard and over sized cutout with a range of colors to suit any style. Waterproof plug-in…     More ... Meer ...

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OGP 2011 TV list and times

During the OGP 2011 GreenLight TV will be filming the events. The coverage will be transmitted on an international scale.  Powerboating.be got a first view of the Malta coverage and we're happy to say it's absolutely superb and you will enjoy it over and over again. We've presented you already with some footage on our site (Video's Ocean Grand Prix 2011) but the full Malta coverage is truly great to see. You can download the…     More ... Meer ...

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International Motor Sport Federations join forces

An important meeting among the leading International Motorsport Federations has been held in Barcelona during the MotoGP. FIM (Motorcycle), which hosted the meeting, FAI (Aeronautic), FIA (Automobile) and UIM (Powerboating) have met again with their Joint International Motorsport Working Group and the attendance of the International Olympic Committee.     More ... Meer ...

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