Just imagine…"…two of you strapped into an enclosed safety cockpit…one has the throttle controls the other the steering wheel…wrapped around you a five ton state-of-the-art carbon kevlar composite powerboat…behind you two 850hp engines capable of speeds in excess of 160mph-255km/h…simply breathtaking".

…the prize…the Class 1 World title and the most coveted trophy in world powerboat racing - the Sam Griffith Trophy.

The UIM Class 1 World Powerboat Championship is highly competitive and one of the most dramatic series in international powerboating.

Dynamic and spectacular, glamorous and evocative, it is a sport fuelled by adrenaline and passion - if you want real racers you go to the sea.

Class 1 sets the standards; state-of-the-art boat design and leading-edge technology push the barriers and extend the boundaries of the modern-day racers who remain a breed apart in professional sport in their relentless pursuit of competitive excellence against their oldest rival - the sea.

Each Class 1 powerboat is capable of speeds in excess of 160 mph-255km/h, weighs approx 4950kgs, is 42ft in length and powered by two 8.2litre, V12s or 9.1litre V8 engines.

2016 Calendar
17 - 18 September Grand Prix of Italy - Chioggia
21 - 25 November Grand Prix of Abu Dhabi - Abu Dhabi

Class 1 Promotion was established in February 2011 to manage all commercial, marketing and promotional activities relating to the UIM Class 1 World Powerboat Championship.

Based in the United Arab Emirates, with operating offices in Switzerland, Class 1 Promotion is appointed by the sport’s World Governing Body, the Union Internationale Motonautique (U.I.M.) as the sole and exclusive worldwide television and commercial rights holder of the UIM Class 1 World Powerboat Championship.

IMG MEDIA is the worldwide AV rights and programme distributor worldwide.

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Melissa Payne
IMG Media | Director Of Event Coordination - Production and Project Manager
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