Powerboat P1 is this week attending the 86th UIM General Assembly in Auckland, New Zealand which brings together more than 100 leading players in the global powerboat racing industry. This year’s event is being hosted by the New Zealand Powerboat Federation and runs from 21 – 27 October at the Heritage Conference Centre.
P1 Chief Operating Officer, Robert Wicks, will be making various presentations to the Offshore, Environmental and Safety Commissions. In conjunction with the RYA, P1 will also be delivering a major report on a new and innovative Youth Development Strategy designed to encourage youngsters into the sport.
“The General Assembly is the focal point of the year for all of the national authorities and global promoters such as P1, providing the opportunity to share ideas and improve the sport at all levels – safety, promotion, organisation and the environment,” said Wicks. “P1 is very much at the forefront in these areas and we will be making a significant contribution over the week ahead,” he added.
President of the New Zealand Powerboat Federation Denise Moughan is thrilled to have the delegates in Auckland. “This event has been a long time in the planning and to have the foremost figures in the powerboat racing industry here in Auckland is very exciting. The country’s marine industry is internationally recognised for its skilled professionals and innovation and we see the General Assembly as a huge opportunity to not only share knowledge, but for potential investment and new business ventures,” said Moughan.
Auckland is New Zealand’s largest and most diverse city, firmly positioned as one of the premier event and visitor destinations in the world. UIM President, Raffaele Chiulli said: “I am confident the rich maritime heritage and the reputation of warm hospitality of the New Zealand people will be key success factors for the 86th UIM General Assembly.”