Governing Body

International Governing Body

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 the Global Association of International Sports Federations (GAISF) for both of which UIM President, Dr. Raffaele Chiulli also serves as President. The UIM has 64 affiliated National Federations.

As the Internationally recognized authority for world power boating, the UIM is charged with protecting and building the future of the Sport on behalf of its national federations and competitors and is responsible for creating a safe, accessible, unified and thriving world renowned sport. 

Highly competitive, intensely challenging, risky and entertaining, Powerboat Racing is the ultimate adrenaline rush and regarded as one of the most spectacular and exciting sports in the world. 

Supported by the emergence of independent promoters across all five continents, the UIM has increased its global influence and organizes more than 150 races worldwide.