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FIMC invited to celebrate 90th UIM General Assembly in Budva

UIMmajor jpgBudva and Montenegro have featured prominently on Planet Powerboat scene already for some years, when in 2008, the Metropolis of Montenegrin Tourism hosted a UIM Class 1 Grand Prix. This year, the UIM Community chose to go back to the shores of the Adriatic Sea in Budva, for their 90th UIM General Assembly. 


Major Ahmed Ebrahiem, Vice President and Managing Director of Fujairah International Marine Club, is in his second term of office as a member of COMINOFF (International Offshore Commission). He was  elected by the representative nations participating in offshore racing to study, draw up and enforce rules for offshore competition. He also assists in compiling the racing calendar and defining championship status, as well as examining requests for record homologation and in helping to  set up specific technical working groups and sub-commissions when necessary. 


Sunday 15th October saw 130 UIM officials, delegates, promoters and some stakeholders arrive from 26 different  countries to be warmly welcomed by the UIM Office Team and the Powerboat Federation of Montenegro.


This 90th session was an occasion for all UIM Commissions, Committees, Working Groups, Council and Executive Committee to joined forces to further strengthen UIM’s leadership in Powerboating by reviewing and modernizing the regulatory foundations of the International Powerboat Sport during the one week of constructive meetings leading up to the conclusive General Assembly which was held on Sunday 22nd October.


A special feature of this year’s UIM Summit is the introduction of the brand new UIM Propstars Aquabike Training Manual as well as the 2017 edition of the Circuit and Offshore YDP Training Manual: two essential tools for National Authorities


President Darko Prelevic and Secretary General Aleksandar Petrovic, offered their heartfelt thanks to the Powerboat Federation of Montenegro and welcomed the UIM President, the Members of the UIM Council, the Commissions and the Committees as well as the Delegates of all UIM Member Federations for the International Powerboat Sport’s most important institutional Event of 2017.” Stated UIM Secretary General, Mr. Thomas Kurth.


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