Moda Race Preparations are in Full Speed
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Işıklar World Offshore 225 Championship’s seventh round will be held in Istanbul – Kalamis Bay, one of the most competitive venue of the championship. Organized with the support of Moda Deniz Kulübü (Moda Marine Club), the thirteenth and fourteenth races of the championship will take place at Kalamis Bay on August 6th and 7th.

Eleven local and international teams (YKM Sport, Beşiktaş-Miele, GSYIAD-GS, Franke, Olympique de Marseille, WD40, Stihl, Lenore Yacht, Angel Yacht -1, Angel Yacht-2 ve ECI) and 22 pilots will participate in the seventh round of the Championship. Stihl offshore racing team is the current leader in general classification with 1.967 points.

“Isiklar World Offshore 225 Championship”, the world’s first and only championship to erase its carbon footprints on water and organized by Istanbul Offshore Club with the main sponsorship of Isiklar Holding A.S., continues in the 2011 season with the support of Architon, TLS, AnadoluJet, Sonax, SIF-JCB, Nous and Ravelli in addition to CMS Medya, Number 1, Powerboats & Yachts, Auto Guide, Home Cinema and official broadcasters Show TV – SkyTurk.


Andrea Dini appointed as new UIM Secretary General
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Andrea Dini has been appointed as UIM Secretary General with immediate effect. His candidature for this important role within the International Powerboating Federation was proposed by the UIM Executive Committee to the UIM Council which unanimously accepted his appointment at the last UIM Council meeting held in Monaco soon after the annual Awards Giving Gala. Andrea will replace Mrs. Régine Vandekerckhove who led the UIM Monaco office since 1992 and whom should be thanked for her long standing and appreciated service to the UIM.

Andrea, 43 years old and passionate of Powerboating, in the last years was an appreciated journalist and TV producer for International Televisions, Magazines and Organizations. He was living in Lucca, a few kilometers far from Viareggio, homeland of Yachting and Powerboating and he has been developing since years a constructive interaction with the boatyard industry and the sport of Powerboating, acquiring a wide knowledge of the sport particularly in Offshore, Aquabike, Endurance and Circuit disciplines. Andrea’s media and marketing skills will be an asset in view of UIM future challenges. Andrea was already part of the UIM Family and he was member of the UIM Media and Marketing working group. “After many years of appreciated services to the industry and the sport of Powerboating, it’s a great honor and an opportunity for me to focus my knowledge and experience at the service of the World Governing Body, the UIM” stated Andrea after his appointment. “It’s like crowning a dream after several years of hard and professional work for our Sport. Let me thank the UIM Council and all the people who gave me their confidence and trust for this great opportunity”.