Long story there John !!!
I have to pick my words carefully !
But that is the essence of our problem.
UIM recognise a small group of 3 or 4 people as the "Irish Powerboat Organisation".
This group are uncontactable ! This group although Irish, have now affiliated to the RYA so UIM will not deal with the ISA who are the National Governing Body in Ireland. UIM maintain that the RYA are the NGB for Powerboat racing in Ireland.
There are several active V hull and Cat F3 Clubs in Ireland who cannot now race internationally. A group of Ribsters on CPB.ie are anxious to rejuvenate the records which I was involved with 10 years ago.
We also have a group of RIBsters trying to organise a race weekend on the Irish West Coast in Sept, but UIM won't offer advice as they don't recognise them !
Hence our request for general brain storming type advice !!