The fourth UIM Awards Giving Gala, held in Monaco last 23rd of February, has been unquestionably a great success.
An impressive event, organized at La Salle d’Or of Fairmont Hotel – Monte Carlo, with more than 400 guests, which included World Champions, National authorities, celebrities and VIP’s. The happening started with a press conference, attended by main international media representatives, followed by the official Gala Dinner Awards Ceremony, where the 2012 Uim Environmental Award Winner and Special mentions projects has been presented.
Over 70 UIM World Champions from more than 25 different federations had the opportunity to step on this prestigious arena and get their well deserved honours. During the Gala, the 2012 UIM Environmental Award Winner (Sanlorenzo, SL94) and the three UIM Special Mentions (Powerboat P1 Management Ltd , VSY Viareggio Superyachts, Volvo Penta) received their extraordinary trophies.
During the season 2012 the UIM organized over 120 International titled events world championsip, with more than 900 racers involved in the overall international competitions.
This year the Stefano Casiraghi Memorial Trophy, Class1 Offshore World Champion in 1989, was awarded to Charles D. Strang from USA. With his over 50 years of membership in UIM Council Mr. Strang is worldwide knows as one of the in discussed authorities in the powerboating world. The new Safety Awards has been given to the Dubai Government for the continuos efforts in developing and improving the Safety in Powerboating.
The UIM President Raffaele Chiulli, at the end of the press conference, stated: “The UIM Awards Giving Gala which I have proudly created 3 years ago has now become an impressive gathering event for our whole Sport’s community, partners, sponsors and stakeholders and it is also a fantastic opportunity to show our progresses on key aspects such as Safety, Environment and Youth Development”.