On September 5th the contract was signed for the 2016 Class 1 World Championship which is to take place in Abu Dhabi November 23 – 25.
The UIM is pleased to inform that a constructive meeting took place between Raffaele Chiulli, UIM President and H. H. Sheikh Sultan Bin Khalifa Al Nahyan, the Advisor to the UAE, Head of State, and Chairman of Abu Dhabi International Marine Sports Club, at the end of which the contract for staging the 2016 UIM Class 1 World Championship in Abu Dhabi on 23rd-25th November was signed.
After the withdrawal of the Class1 Promoter, H2O Racing, at the beginning of the year, this agreement represents another important step forward in the untiring efforts of the UIM to perpetuate the series that made the success of the Powerboating Sports.
“We are delighted that Abu Dhabi has become a key venue of our Sports.” said UIM President Raffaele Chiulli. “The UAE has demonstrated its support for the UIM through its long-term commitment as an extremely active National Authority and outstanding host of number of Powerboating Championships. This agreement further strengthens our ties and lays the foundation for an even closer cooperation in the future.”
H.H. Sheikh Sultan Bin Khalifa Al Nayan underlined his pride and satisfaction for once again showcasing the best of the Powerboat Sport in Abu Dhabi: “The UIM has my full support in its endeavour to take the Powerboating Sport to ever higher levels and I am very pleased for Abu Dhabi to play a leading role in the development of the Sport.”
As regards season 2017, the UIM is currently engaged in discussions with interested parties who wish to become the contracted Partner of the UIM to promote the Class 1 and V1 World Championship from January 2017 onward. We therefore hope the UIM will be in a position to announce the future Promoter and a Calendar for the 2017 season for Class 1 and V1 racing together on occasion of the forthcoming General Assembly in Fujairah on 23rd October.
The 2016 UIM Class V1 World Championship will be held in Chioggia, Italy, on 17th/18th Sept., where also the UIM Class 3D World Championship will take place.