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THE 2015 UIM AWARDS
The sixth annual UIM ceremony in Monaco is set for March 7th
Party time in the tax haven
The Union Internationale Motonautique (UIM) will be celebrating its 2014 World Champions at an awards ceremony on March the 7th at the Salle des Etoiles in Monaco.
Lining up alongside the 2014 World Championship trophies will be the UIM Special Awards including the Stefano Casiraghi Memorial Trophy, the Sam Griffith Memorial Trophy, the UIM Environmental Award with a new UIM Innovation and Technology Award - perhaps for CNC machined Stainless Steel and Titanium propellers?
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 and key stakeholders once again in the most prestigious venue, the Sporting Monte-Carlo and I am looking forward to another memorable experience together".
VODAFONE TO PARTNER WITH THE QATAR CUP
At last a big name sponsor appears in the offshore calendar
Sheikh Hassan, President of QMSF with other officials during a meeting with Vodafone
Vodafone Qatar have been announced as the Communications Partner for the Offshore Powerboat Qatar Cup. Sheikh Hassan bin Jabor Al Thani the Qatar Marine Sports Federation (QMSF) President said, "We are honoured to be working with such an esteemed organization such as Vodafone Qatar, and we look forward to pooling our knowledge and experience together in order to execute a world class event for the state of Qatar."
“We are proud to be sponsors for this year’s Offshore Powerboat Qatar Cup. Vodafone Qatar has a history of supporting sport in Qatar including our long time sponsorship of Al Sadd football Club and promoting sport and fitness within its employees through the Company’s Wellness Programme. We firmly believe in the benefits sport brings on both a community and individual level and will continue to promote this to help realize the Qatar 2030 vision,” commented Kyle Whitehill, CEO, Vodafone Qatar.
The QMSF and the recently-formed Offshore Powerboat Grand Prix (OPGP) will jointly promote and run the brand new UIM Qatar Cup, a four-day powerboat racing festival, in Doha, Qatar from February 4th to the 7th. The event will boast nearly 50 boats spread over six racing categories in addition to 30 jet skis. The competing craft have been shipped from the USA, Turkey and New Zealand.
AARON CIANTAR RECEIVES TWO SPORTMALTA NOMINATIONS
Text for a Ciantar win this Saturday
Text Ciantar Aaron to 50616724 - Photo: Tim Tapping
58 Maltese sports journalists have voted to select the finalists in the 2014 SportMalta Awards nominations.
Aaron Ciantar and Team Chaudron who won the 2014 UIM Class One V1 World Championship have been nominated in two of the categories.
Ciantar is one of six contenders in the "The People’s Choice Award" alongside Artie, Bonello Spiteri - triathlon, Camilleri - athletics, Steven Fenech - wheelchair dancing and Xuereb -shooting. The people of Malta will be able to vote via sms to determine the winner.
Team Chaudron not surprisingly lines up in "Team of the Year" against Blanche Coppola and Ralph Decelis - bodybuilding, Artie - sailing, Duncan Bezzina and Alex Borg - snooker and the Maltese national waterpolo team.
The awards night will be held at the Malta Fairs and Convention Centre this Saturday (January 31st).
To vote for Aaron (from Malta) text Ciantar Aaron to 50616724
CANNONBALL KICKED INTO TOUCH
MIke Lloyd's latest scheme abandoned through lack of interest
We must confess when Mike Lloyd announced that he was organising a Round Britain Cannonball Run, it didn't arouse much enthusiasm in the RBI office. Why? Because the Round Britain adventure was no longer an adventure.
It was old hat and regardless how you wrapped it up - it was no surprise there was little interest.
Although the time is not right at the moment, we still think a properly funded and organised Cowes - Monte Carlo race has the potential to generate much public interest but it will cost a fortune to promote it and make it a success.
There are several successful major marathon yacht races each year so a 'once every five years' Cowes - Monte Carlo is possible in the right hands.
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