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Fujairah International Marine Club hosts 89th UIM General Assembly

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October saw the 89th UIM General Assembly take place for the first time in Fujairah at Novotel Fujairah, taking place over the course of a week.


Fujairah International Marine Sports Club (FIMSC) hosted the International Powerboating Federation’s General Assembly. UIM President Raffaele Chiulli and Saeed Hareb, President of the UAE Powerboat Federation attended the event that took place. 


Both the UIM President and the Chairman of the FIMSC, H.H. Sheikh Saif Bin Hamad Bin Saif Al Sharqi, reaffirming the commitment of the UIM’s to taking the sport across all continents. The announcement was made in Fujairah back in June, where the host contract was signed. 


The converging of International Powerboating’s officials in the Emirates over the course of this year is an indication of the sport’s continued popularity in the region. The GA is seen as the most important institutional event for the UIM and rewards Fujairah and the FIMSC for their excellent hosting candidature. 


The event also saw the official launch and inauguration of the Fujairah Youth Marine Center, an important indication of Fujairah’s commitment to becoming a center of excellence amongst marine sports enthusiasts and competitors in the region. 


Last June, the Crown Prince of Fujairah, H.H. Sheikh Mohammed bin Hamad Al Sharqi received the UIM President and reaffirmed his strong commitment with educational and training initiatives within all sports, in particular that of Powerboating. He thanked the efforts made by the FIMC Managing Director Major Ahmed Ibrahim Alblooshi in promoting all marine sports regionally and internationally.


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