Established in 1922, the Union Internationale Motonautique (UIM) is the world governing body for all Powerboating activities. It is fully recognized by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and is a member of the Association of the IOC Recognized International Sports Federations (ARISF) and of SportAccord. The UIM has 60 affiliated National Federations. Learn more about the International Powerboating Federation at: www.uimpowerboating.com
2017 is the first year, in which the overall winning XCAT Boat and Drivers shall be crowned UIM XCAT World Champions.
We are eager and ready to raise the curtains on this historic season here in Zhengzhou, China, where the first Round of the 2017 UIM XCAT World Championship shall be held. I welcome all Friends of the Powerboat Sport to be part of this spectacular racing experience and invite you to enjoy the unforgettable moments the XCAT Teams and Drivers are going to offer us throughout the season. Together with you all I look forward to assisting the Zengzhou Grand Prix, the first ever to be held in this prestigious location of Zhengzhou, and I am impatient to see the breathtaking duels between the extreme catamarans out on the waters of Lake Longhu. I wish you an unforgettable experience and a great weekend both on and off the water.