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World Powerboat Champions Gather in Monaco

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The Union Internationale Motonautique (UIM) is pleased to announce that the seventh edition of its World Champions Awards Giving Ceremony will be held on Saturday, March 5th, 2016 at the prestigious Sporting Monte-Carlo, Monaco.

The whole powerboating and international sport community will gather once again to reward the world’s best drivers and to celebrate the success of the 2015 season.

The wide array of UIM World Champions will take to the stage alongside invited sports legends for an award ceremony that will be attended by key industry stakeholders, VIP guests as well as by top representatives from UIM member federations, international sport federations, and institutions, coming to Monaco from all over the world.

The UIM will also have the great honour to welcome H.S.H The Prince Albert II of Monaco, himself a dedicated sport enthusiast and active member of the Olympic Movement. 

The UIM World Champions Awards Giving Ceremony will be followed by a press conference and will culminate with a glamorous gala dinner taking place at the Salle des Etoiles, at 8.00 pm.

The event will be the perfect occasion not only to celebrate last season’s champions but also to present the UIM Special Awards such as the Stefano Casiraghi Memorial Trophy, the Safety Award, the Sam Griffith Memorial Trophy and the UIM Environmental Award and Special Mentions. 

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Dr. Raffaele Chiulli, UIM President stated:

“The annual UIM Awards Giving Gala is a great opportunity for the powerboating community to celebrate its legends and champions that are our everyday source of inspiration. We are very proud to bring together our world champions, key stakeholders from powerboating and a number of special guests in the most prestigious Sporting Monte-Carlo and I am looking forward to another memorable experience together”. 

About the Union Internationale Motonautique

The UIM is the world governing body for all powerboating activities. It is fully recognized by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and is a member of the Association of the IOC Recognized International Sports Federations (ARISF) and of SportAccord for whom the UIM President serves respectively as President and Vice President.

The UIM has almost 60 affiliated national federations. Circuit, offshore, pleasure navigation and aquabike are among the main disciplines. The UIM has signed a cooperation agreement with the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) to further its range of environmental initiatives, share expertise and work together for “greening” the sport. 

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