Al Asifa boat no. 118 owned and skippered by Saif Ebrahim Al Marzouqi and Al Fahad boat no. 79 owned by Jasim Mohd. Ahmed Ma'ayouf and led by his son Mohamed Jasim Mohamed Ma'ayouf was crowned as the winner of 22ft Dubai Traditional Dhow Sailing Race – Heat 1 organized by Dubai International Marine Club as part of the new marine sports season 2019-2020.
The race was able to gathered more than 40 boats to lined up in the shore of Jumeirah and sailed for more than 4 nautical miles carrying the flag for the “Dubai First Global Challenge 2019 “hosted by the emirates (Dubai) from 24-27 of October.
This initiative comes within the framework of the promotional plan and the joint cooperation between the club (DIMC) and the Dubai Future Foundation to raise awareness of the importance of clean ocean and the use of robot technology and artificial intelligence to face the threat of challenges facing the world, including issues of the marine environment.
The overall race was exciting as it started by racing off the flag with the logo of the Dubai First Global Challenge as part of their promotional campaign with the presence of Mohammed Al Sharhan from Dubai Future Foundation whom watches the dhow as it sails toward the finish line.
Al Asifa 118 dominated the race in general and particularly in the youth category from the beginning wherein the crew was able to find the suitable strategy leading them with a strong pushed to the finished line getting off the top spot.
The second place for the same category was taken off by boat no. 80 Al Serb owned by Al Hurr Rashid Khadim Al Muhairi and skippered by Rashid Ahmed Rashid Al Muhairi and for the third position is boat no. 18 Dahes owned and skippered by Abdulrahman Abdulla Al Marzouoqi.
In the junior category, winning the first spot of the top 3 is the boat no. 79 Al Fahad which is owned by Jasim Mohd. Ahmed Ma'ayouf and led by his son Mohamed Jasim Mohamed Ma'ayouf surprising everyone with a great win and all thanks to his crew and leadership.
Taking off the second spot in the Junior category is the boat no. 8 Ma’adi owned by Al Hurr Rashid Khadim Al Muhairi and skippered by Thani Majid Almuhairi. Last but not the least is the boat no. 9 Nuza’a who took the third position which is owned and skippered by Abdulaziz Abdulla Ahmed Alhamadi
Right after the race is the awarding ceremony for all the winners, held in the vicinity of P&O Marina in Jumeirah 4 led by the presence of Mohammed Harib, the DIMC Board Member and CEO with Hezaim Al Gemzi , the Director of Sports Department at DIMC and Mohamed AlSharhan from Dubai Future Foundation to congratulate and handover the trophy to the winners of the 22ft Dubai Traditional Dhow Sailing Race – Heat 1
1st – Al Asifa (118)
2nd – Al Serb (80)
3rd – Dahes (18)
1st – Al Fahad (79)
2nd – Ma’adi (8)
3rd – Nuza’a (9)