UIM officials meet leading organisors of Formula I circuit and Class 1 offshore

Officials of the Union Internationale Motonautique (UIM) together with others representing Formula I and offshore Class I met in Arendal, Norway during the Norwegian Grand Prix. Their object was to discuss and establish a Professional Working Group (PWG) in order to handle more professionally the running of both leading categories of UIM powerboat sport.

The PWG will be composed of, as Chairman, Ugur Isik from Turkey representing the UIM, Saeed Hareb from UAE for Class 1, Nicolò di San Germano from Italy representing Formula 1 with fellow Italian Marco Sala acting as coordinator.

The PWG will have a period of six months to define the final structure and operational procedures. Its aims and functions of PWG will be to:

? Represent professional powerboat racing at institutional, political and sporting forums

? Promote and co-ordinate professional powerboat racing activities in an environmentally friendly manner

? Manage the sporting side of the classes and set the related rules

? Co-ordinate the calendar of both championships to avoid overlapping and interference between the various local organisers

? Ensure that the championships maintain the level of quality and format established by the PWG

? Establish basic rules for the running of commercial activities

? Identify possible areas of commercial synergy and where PWG championship image rights can be best exploited

? Identify possible areas of synergy in the supply of common services to both classes

? Provide legal consultancy services to members and organisers of both championships