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UIM APPOINT NEW SECRETARY GENERAL
Following weeks of speculation as to who would follow Andrea Dini, the UIM have at last appointed a successor, Thomas Kurth
2015 UIM 3A, 3B & V24 EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIP
Folkestone will host international offshore events in the UK next year
THE 2014 UK OFFSHORE SEASON IS OVER
6 boats made up the numbers for RYA National classes V24 and Class 3A
2015 UIM F2 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP CALENDAR
Dates announced at the 87th UIM General Assembly
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30-Oct-14 13:53
UIM APPOINT NEW SECRETARY GENERAL
Following weeks of speculation as to who would follow Andrea Dini, the UIM have at last appointed a successor, Thomas Kurth
David Sewell

Thomas Kurth is announced as the new UIM Secretary General

The UIM have appointed  Switzerland's Thomas Kurth as its new Secretary General at its Council meeting held in Ibiza . Thomas has been in charge of staff and operations at the UIM HQ since Dini's exit in July.

The new Secretary General brings with him sound experience and understanding of International Federations having been head of Competitions at the European Football Union UEFA for ten years, prior to setting up and heading for eight years the G14 Grouping of major European Football Clubs.

Thomas, a multi-linguist and father of three has also worked as an independent consultant in the international sport industry dealing with Sport Federations' governance issues at large, competition organization, project and event management as well as strategic advice.

UIM President Dr Chiulli said of this appointment, "I'm delighted to welcome Thomas as our new Secretary General. In the few months he has been conducting the affairs of the UIM office as Commissioner he has achieved excellent results. His leadership and extensive skillset will be an asset for the UIM and its Head Office on our way to take this Federation to greater heights.

"I would like to thank the UIM President and Council Members for their confidence in me" said Thomas. "I am looking forward to leading the UIM staff and the Federation operations and wil spare no efforts in offering the powerboat community the quality service they expect and deserve".

 
28-Oct-14 17:09
2015 UIM 3A, 3B & V24 EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIP
Folkestone will host international offshore events in the UK next year
John Moore

Folkestone, with its many attractions will host international racing next year

The RYA have confirmed following the 87th UIM General Assembly that European Championships for Offshore classes 3A, 3B and V24 have been awarded to SEPA who will run the event in Folkestone, Kent  on the 14th - 16th August 2015.

 
27-Oct-14 22:56
THE 2014 UK OFFSHORE SEASON IS OVER
6 boats made up the numbers for RYA National classes V24 and Class 3A
John Moore

Class 3 racing 1989 - Photo: Graham Stevens

There probably isn't a way to disguise just how poorly supported the RYA National classes of V24 and Class 3A were this year in the UK.

We understand that Club's are having a very tough time of raising finance to put events on and in equal measure competitors are finding it hard to put a raceboat on the water.

The 2014 UK Offshore season has not only seen the smallest fleet of racing boats in 50 something years, but some of the most unpleasant politicking experienced during the last half century.

Fingers of blame will be pointed in various directions - Will there be any fingers that bother to point after this season?

 
27-Oct-14 10:01
2015 UIM F2 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP CALENDAR
Dates announced at the 87th UIM General Assembly
John Moore

2015 F2 dates announced - Photo: Chris Davies

Provisional dates for the 2015 UIM F2 World Championship were announced at the 87th UIM General Assembly held in Ibiza last week.

The calendar looks very healthy with Norway hosting 2 races, one being held at Tønsberg following the success of this years Tønsberg Båtrace which was held as a precursor to hosting an International event.

UIM F2 World Championship - Provisional

Portugal - Ribadouro - 23rd - 24th May

Italy - Brindisi - 3rd -5th July

Italy - La Spezia - 24th - 26th July

Norway - Tønsberg - 1st -2nd August

Norway - Drammen - 22nd -23rd August

Switzerland - Campione d’Italia  - 4th - 6th September

South Africa - TBA December

 

 

 

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