According to Powerboat racing history, the sport saw the light of day in the first years of the 20th century. In the beginning racing was done in small boats with little power. Later, the British formed the Marine Motoring Association. In 1903 the Columbia Yacht Club drew up regulations for what eventually became the American Power Boat Association (APBA).
In the years that followed, various people experimented with engines and boat shapes. In 1907 a small group of car enthusiasts formed the International Motor Yacht Association. This name changed in 1908 to 'Association Internationale du Yachting Automobile'. Regular races were organised in Nice, Monte Carlo and Palermo among other places. In 1927 an official rulebook and racing calendar were published and the name was changed again, this time to the now famous Union Internationale Motonautique (UIM). More countries were admitted, and the US, Belgium, Germany and the Netherlands also started Power Boat racing.
During the war years the growth of powerboat racing was interrupted, but in the 50s and 60s it again grew into a major popular sport. Over the years it was developed to include various races and cups. Today it is a lively nautical sport practised in many countries.
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