Albert de Monaco becomes honorary president
– Posted on November 2, 2021
A new title for Albert II of Monaco. The sovereign of the principality, one of the oldest members of the IOC, has just been appointed honorary president of the International Motonautical Union (IUM). In itself, nothing very unexpected, the international body having established its headquarters in Monaco. But Prince Albert will not be satisfied with a purely honorary role. The UIM explained this Monday, November 1 at its annual congress: the former bobsleigh pilot, known for his long-standing commitment to saving the planet, will support the IUM in his project of launch in 2023 its first series of electric boat courses (E1). Comment from the president of the body, the Italian Raffaele Chiulli, also president of GAISF: “It’s an extraordinary moment for E1 and UIM. We are currently at the forefront in terms of the transition to new technologies for the motorization of boats. It is gratifying to know that the team behind the transition our planet needs will grow. We are joined in this process by many important partners. And we can count on the commitment of HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco. “The sovereign of the principality is currently in Glasgow to attend the COP 26.