press release rib rally 2007
UNDER THE PATRONAGE OF THE MINISTRY OF TOURISM
EGYPT’S “RED SEA RIB RALLY"
ECHINOPS LTD in cooperation with Aphrodite Marine and Flash Tour is organizing Egypt’s “Red Sea RIB Rally" which will be held under the Patronage of the Ministry of Tourism and the Egyptian Sailing & Water Skiing Federation.
The Rally, starting on Oct. 27th - Nov. 4th 2007, is considered one of the most important and richest rallies in the world. Mr. Nicolas loannou, ECHINOPS LTD Chairman & CEO said that the "Red Sea RIB Rally" will be held under the patronage of Mr. Zohair Garana, Minister of Tourism and the Egyptian General Authority for Tourism Promotion.
"The Rally will attract world class competitors as well as spectators that include Royalty, Celebrities, businesspeople, adventurers and trend-setters and will promote Egypt as a major tourist and investment destination", loannou added. Around 25 racing boats from different countries + 25 Egyptian production RIBS in Echinops Endurance Class will compete in this rally including; Gulf countries, United Kingdom, France, Greece, Belgium, ltaly, USA, Spain, Cyprus and Egypt. With volume of 250 Participants
The Rib Rallies, started around l5 years ago in the United Kingdom by a group of enthusiasts competing in long distance endurance racing and using RIBS of all different sizes and types. The "Red Sea RIB Rally” internationally annually regular recognizing Offshore Powerboats rally in Egypt. The rally is given recognition on the International 2007 Calendar of the Union International Motonautique, UIM.
loannou added that Egypt is the 53rd Affiliated Country to the UIM , adopting extreme Racing sports and will introduce the sport into Egypt and promote it throughout the country. Besides, in this rally we create excellent opportunity for Egyptian National Team that can take part in races around the world. Moreover, it has paved the road to organize other similar events in different location of Egypt and will be a chance to establish a special training school to train Egyptian Teams under EPRC-UIM