43ft Dhow Sailing Race returns on Saturday

02 November 2021

DIMC is preparing to organize a wide range of activities during the month of November under the current season 2021-2022 and in conjunction with the Dubai Fitness Challenge 2021.

Dubai shore will witness this Saturday the returns of the 43ft Dhow Sailing Race - Heat 1 which was postponed previously due to weather conditions and after a hiatus from the previous season 2020-2021.

The 43ft Dhow Sailing Race is considered to be one of the oldest traditional races organized by the club and it was launched on the 29th of January 1988 with the participation of 19 boats.

According to Mohammed Harib, CEO of the Dubai International Marine Club, the month of November is going to be filled with action of the traditional and modern races in line with the sports movement in the emirates in response to the Dubai Fitness Challenge 2021.

He would like to thank the marine sports enthusiast for their understanding of various circumstances specifically the sea condition that plays a big role in organizing races. He also praised the coordination of the Abu Dhabi Yacht and Sailing Club for the dates of the traditional races wherein it's decided to hold the first round of the 43ft Dubai Traditional Dhow Sailing Race on Saturday.

Aside from that, He also said that the club will host the first round of the Dubai Kitesurf Open on 12-13th of November in cooperation with the Emirates Kiteboarding Association (EKA) for the fifth consecutive season. 

The Board of Directors approved three rounds of this emerging sport that attracts the participation of the local and international riders showcasing the stunning beaches of Dubai. It’s a unique and exciting sport with three categories to compete with such as: Twin Tip, FreeStyle, Hydrofoil all are open to Men, Women, Locals, and juniors.

On the 20th of November will be another tough competition for the second round of the Dubai Traditional Rowing Race  - 30ft as it is the last stop to determine the top 25 boats that will participate in the 25th edition of the Al Maktoum Cup Traditional Rowing Race - 30ft schedule on December.

And for the last activities scheduled in November will be the first round of the 60ft Dubai Traditional Sailing Race which will bring together an elite group of boat owners and sailors with three rounds to compete this season. 

November Race Schedule: 

  • 6 November: 43ft Dubai Traditional Dhow Sailing Race - Heat 1
  • 12-13 November: Dubai Kitesurf Open – Heat 1
  • 20 November: Dubai Traditional Rowing Race – Heat 2
  • 27 November: Dubai Traditional Dhow Sailing Race – Heat 1