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GGICO sponsors the UIM F2 World and Continental Powerboat Championship 2009 for the 2nd year

United Arab Emirates: Wednesday, September 02 - 2009 @ 15:27

This comes as part of the company’s continuing effort to support marine sports in general and specifically the UIM F2 World & Continental Powerboat Championship 2009.

The renewal of the sponsorship is also a move towards the call H.H Sheikh Ahmad Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, President of the UAE National Olympic committee, Honorary President of the UIM F2 World & Continent Powerboat Championship 2009, made to all public and private sectors to support the international event to achieve the best results.

GGICO had previously sponsored a number of main sports marine events in the UAE including the first ever marine event in Sharjah (F2 Powerboat Race- UAE President Cup) and the first ever Formula One Powerboat championship in Sharjah, as well as supporting a number of local F2 teams.

Mr. Fairooz expressed his gratitude to Abdullah Jumaa Al Seri, Group Head, for his continuing support as well as to Mohammed Abdulla Al Seri, for his extensive follow up on the success of the mission and the trust they have put in Formula World Sports for the second year in a row. Mr. Fairooz also highlighted the role of Majed Abdulla Al Seri, member of the Board of Directors for his unlimited support and Mohamed Ali Al Seri, another member of the Board of Directors.
Mr. Fairooz has announced last week the launch of the first round of the UIM F2 World & Continental Powerboat Championship 2009 which will be held in the Amwaj Marina at the prominent Amwaj -Islands Kingdom of Bahrain on October 15th -16th, 2009.

The UAE National is the managing director of Formula World Sports and has been involved in the sport for almost 15 years both as a driver and as a promoter. Fairooz was awarded by the Union International Motonautique or U.I.M the rights to promote the UIM F2 World and Continental Championships for three years.

Formula 2 boats are equipped with 2-liter stock engines generating 200 HP and speeds up to 200 km/h. Hulls of Formula 2 boats reach a minimum length of 4.8 meters and minimum weight of 513 kg, which includes the driver. Due to their specially designed tunnel hulls, Formula 2 boats are able to turn almost instantaneously incurring more G forces than any other racing machine on the planet.

The UIM is the international governing body of power boating. It is recognized by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and is also a member of the General Association of International Sports Federations and the Association of the IOC-Recognized International Sports Federations.

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