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 his willingness to further strengthen the cooperation. At the end of the meeting he ensured his full support for the next six years to the UIM to develop new boats, training centres and set up roads shows to promote the sport among teens and develop new talents and a historical cooperation agreement was signed between the UIM and ADIMSC (Abu Dhabi International Marine Sports Club).
The focal area of cooperation will be the UIM Youth Development Programme, a high priority strategic project. The aim of the project is to create a clear pathway of progression from the UIM junior classes to the UIM senior classes within the sport of powerboat racing and to promote safe, responsible and environmentally friendly racing for the future. Ad hoc training boats and the equipment, necessary to carry out youth development road shows in conjunction with International Boat Fairs and UIM titled events and to establish the UIM youth development training centres in the countries of participating National Authorities, will be acquired.
The UIM President, after the signature of the Agreement, stated: “Today it is an important moment for our sport. I would like to thank His Highness Sheikh Sultan for his continuous support, particularly to develop young drivers and talents. We are looking forward to come back to Abu Dhabi for our 84th UIM General Assembly on the 3rd week of October”.