Hong Kong to Host UIM E1 World Championship Finale from 2024-2026
by: The Beat Asia
January 09, 2024
A “race to Hong Kong” will soon set sail, as the finale for the world’s first all-electric boat racing competition is slated to happen on Hong Kong’s shores for the next three years.
In a press statement, the UIM E1 World Championship announced that its first three seasons will stage their finale in Hong Kong, after a series of races to be held across various cities around the world.
In relation to this, UIM E1 has also unveiled the official calendar for its first season in 2024, with Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, hosting the first race from Feb. 2-3. The race will then head to Venice, Italy, from May 11-12, Puerto Banús from June 1-2, Geneva from June 29-20, then to Monaco from July 26-27.
The race will then be held in Rotterdam, Netherlands, from Sept. 7-8 before heading to the finale at the picturesque waters of Victoria Harbour in Hong Kong from Nov. 9-10.
About 10 teams will be competing in the championship, composed of both men and women pilots. These teams are owned by some of the biggest names in sports and entertainment, including American football player Tom Brady, Spanish tennis player Rafael Nadal, and world-renowned DJ and music producer Steve Aoki.
Commenting on the news, Kevin Yeung, secretary for culture, sports, and tourism for the Hong Kong SAR Government, shared their excitement over Hong Kong hosting the sport event’s finale and towards building the region as one of the best destinations for tourists globally.
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