Monday, 25 March: The thrills spills and the spectacular that defines UIM H2O Nations Cup will continue in 2019 with two Grand Prix confirmed on the international racing calendar for the second half of the year in the Middle East and Asia.
The news was announced by H2O Racing President, Nicolo di San Germano, as powerboat racing’s world champions gathered to enjoy the biggest night on the sport’s calendar last weekend when its global governing body, the Union Internationale Motonautique (UIM), hosted the 10th anniversary of its glittering annual Awards Giving Gala in Monaco, co-sponsored by Shenzhen-based promoter Tianrong Sports – and H2O Racing the organiser and promoter of the UIM F1H2O World Championship, UIM-ABP Aquabike Class Pro World Championship and UIM-H2O Nations Cup
Embarking on its seventh season incident, accidents and spectacular close-quarter racing have become the hallmarks of Nations Cup which has firmly established its place amongst powerboat racing’s hierarchy with each National Team running two boats with two to four drivers competing with identical hulls, engines and propeller and sharing race duties to optimise performance and results over a Grand Prix weekend.
The glittering gala, in the presence of H.S.H. Prince Albert of Monaco, welcomed H.H. Sheikh Sultan bin Khalifa al Nahyan, H.H. Prince Khalid bin Bandar Al Saud, Olympic gymnastics legend Nadia Comaneci, UN Ambassador for Sport and Kenyan running legend Tegla Laroupe and some 400 in guests from all disciplines of the sport as well as media representatives, business leaders, industry stakeholders and sponsors as well as 60 new World Champions.