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The prestigious Sporting Monte-Carlo in the Principality of Monaco was once again the stage of the annual Sporyting Monte-Carlo: UIM Awards Giving Gala on  Saturday 7th March
The prestigious Sporting Monte-Carlo in the Principality of Monaco was once again the stage of the annual Sporyting Monte-Carlo: UIM Awards Giving Gala on  Saturday 7th March

~~The prestigious Sporting Monte-Carlo in the Principality of Monaco was once again the stage of the annual UIM Awards Giving Gala on this Saturday 7th March where Dr. Raffaele Chiulli, President of the International Powerboating FederationUIM, welcomed over 400 guests to celebrate the World Champions having emerged from the 2014 UIM racing season. In presence of H.S.H The Prince Albert II, over fifty World Champions were joined by Sports legends such as Formula 1 World Champion and winner of the 500 miles of Indianapolis Jacques Villeneuve and former Team Ferrari F1 pilot Ivan Capelli. Other special Guests included Marius Vizer, SportAccord President, and José Perurena, World Games Association President, as well as National Authorities’, and international Sports Federations’ and and IOC representatives coming from the four corners of the world to celebrate the achievements of outstanding powerboating drivers in a festive ceremony, brilliantly conducted by two insiders of this sport, F1 and Xcatdriver MaritStrømøy from Norway and Stephen J.Michael, powerboating journalist from the US. Special moments of this memorable day include the presentation of the various prestigious UIM Awards such as the UIM Safety Award in the name of HH Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Bin Raschid Al Maktoum, won by Ivan Capelli for having developed the Sa.Me.da LIFE Bracelet and handed over to him by HSH The Prince Albert II, as well as the Stefano Casiraghi Memorial Trophy in recognition of outstanding merits for this sport, awarded to Andrés Botero, Minister of Sport of Colombia, IOC Member and Olympic Athlete from a family with representatives of four generations currently active in powerboating. During the Ceremony the joint Winners of the 2014 UIM Environmental Award, Latvian Olympians Club and Latvian Water Motorsports Federation, representing the Country of Latvia also received their recognition as well as the Winners of the three UIM Special Mentions for Environmental Benefit (“Over 100mph”), Greening the Sport (“Solar1”) and Innovation (“STR Europe”). The evening was enriched by breath-taking musical performances of famous Romanian Tenor Marcel Pavel and the splendid and eclectic Norwegian artist MaritStrømøy, also powerboating driver and president of the UIM Athletes Committee who entertained the guests with her great talent as a singer and presenter. UIM President Chiulli was full of praise and stated: “Once again it has been a truly amazing event and one that I am sure will be remembered well by all those who attended. In particular, I would like to express a special word of thanks to H.S.H The Prince Albert II of Monaco for honoring us with His presence at the Awards Ceremony. It is always a very special occasion when we bring together the UIM World Champions of a season, to celebrate together with so many special guests from the world of Sport and powerboating in particular what has been achieved in the year. I can only reiterate my sincere thanks and respect to the champion drivers, they are the best ambassadors for our Sport and they are the ones who keep the true spirit and values of powerboating alive.”

The prestigious Sporting Monte-Carlo in the Principality of Monaco was once again the stage of the annual Sporyting Monte-Carlo: UIM Awards Giving Gala on  Saturday 7th March

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