Powerboat Racing Information

The RYA has informed the Union Internationale Motonautique (UIM), the international federation for Powerboat Racing, that it will no longer act as national authority for powerboat racing in the UK with effect from 01 January 2019. This decision was taken by the RYA’s Board, following a review of the status of the sport and an evaluation of the risks and responsibilities associated with acting as the national authority.

It is not the RYA’s role, or intention, to nominate any successor organisation; this is a decision for the UIM to take at the appropriate time. Once the UIM has decided, the RYA will transfer all appropriate records and resources to the new body in order to facilitate their operation.

From the 1st January 2019 please contact one of the following organisations for your licencing and general enquiries :

  1. Powerboat Association Northern Island - PBANI have been granted full membership status by the UIM and will now represent Northern Ireland. Their contact details are : Mr Oliver Haire, + 0044 7712 645979 o.haire@btinternet.com
  2. British Power Boat Association BPBA has been granted provisional membership status for a period of 2 years with the UIM. Their contact details are : Mr Christopher Loney 07973 690888 chair@bpbaracing.com
  3. United Kingdom Offshore Powerboat Racing Association - UKOPRA have applied to Sport England to be recognised as the U.K. Offshore National Authority. Their contact details are: Mr Kerry Bobin 07973 632767 info@ukopra.co.uk
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