22ft Dhow Sailing Race kicks off today in Jumeirah

17 December 2020

The second and final round of the 22ft Dubai Traditional Dhow Sailing Race will kick off today at 2:30 PM in Jumeirah organized by Dubai International Marine Club under the marine sports season 2020-2021.

The club complete all its technical equipment for the start of today's race (Thursday) at 2:30 in the afternoon. 

The 22ft Dubai Traditional Dhow Sailing Race was launched in 1999 with the blessing and support from  His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai and Minister of Finance in addition to the 43ft and 60ft Dhow Sailing category. 

The participants of today's race will need to be there at the Milling Area at 13:30 one hour prior to the race start which is near P&O Marine in Jumeirah 4 where the organizing committee will implement the precautionary measure issued by the national authority for the safety of everyone thus encouraging everyone to adhere in wearing the mask all throughout the event except on the time of the race . The participants is also encourage to use hand sanitizers at all time , get the temperature check, avoid hand shake and do social distancing. 

It is expected that the competition today will gather up to 30 boats, which will compete for the titles in two categories such as the Youth and the Junior.

The club held the first round of the said category last September as the season opener of 2020-2021 with the participation of up to 30 boats with 150 sailors onboard where in the boat no. 118 Eklaa top the competition for the first round in the youth category followed by Hujoom 105 for the second place and Barq 85 in third position. While on the Junior Category , the boat 21 Toofan top the first place against Serab 24 and the third place goes to Nahil 90. 

The boats participating in the race today are divided into two categories such as the youth and junior class.

The Dubai International Marine Sports Club was established on the 5th of May 1988

The first race was held  for this category  with the participation of 16 boats