Rafael Nadal launches all-electric race boat championship team

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Rafael Nadal launches all-electric race boat championship team

22-time Major champion Rafael Nadal has become the first tennis player involved in the race boat racing. Rafa will become a new team owner in the UIM E1 World Championship, the world's first all-electric race boat championship.

The inaugural season will kick off later this year, and a 22-time Major champion will be there to compete. The Mallorca native has always been linked with the ocean, supporting E1's effort to restore marine ecosystems. Alongside his racing team, Nadal will also support E1's Blue Action Programme, designed to positively impact local communities through projects aimed at restoring marine ecosystems.

Professor Carlos Duarte, a fellow Mallorquin, will lead the Blue Action Program as E1 chief scientist. Nadal's team will fight against the growing list of challengers, including Formula 1 star Sergio Perez. E1's Co-Founder & Chairman Alejandro Agag visited Nadal in Mallorca, exploring Rafa's tennis center and acknowledging all the technology surrounding it.

Rafael Nadal will embrace his role in the UIM E1 World Championship.

Besides racing and high-speed excitement, Nadal should help launch an international leadership event focused on sport and sustainability. Also, the leading experts should gather in Mallorca and examine the next level of thinking on sustainability, highlighting the positive role that sport can play in growing the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Rafa has been a tennis professional since 2001, achieving almost everything and becoming one of the greatest players of all time. The Spaniard is still among the world's leading figures after claiming two Major titles in the season behind us, keeping his passion and desire despite numerous injuries and setbacks.

Nadal will chase his 23rd Major title at the upcoming Australian Open, entering Melbourne as the top seed and seeking the title defense. "I'm excited to be getting involved with a project like E1. It values sustainability and will make a positive impact on society as a whole, especially in coastal communities.

I also like the fact that E1 has a clear mission and is committed to preserving marine ecosystems. As a professional athlete, I recognize how making marginal gains positively impacts performance. To see this same competitive spirit and approach being applied at E1 to optimize the performance and efficiency of sustainable marine mobility is good news for our oceans," Rafael Nadal said.

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