Atlas 12 tops the 60ft Dhow Race

16 February 2020

Atlas boat no. 12 owned and skippered by Ahmed Rashid Juma Al Suwaidi top 60ft Dhow Sailing Race – Heat 1 organized by Dubai International Marine Club last Saturday under the marine sports season 2019-2020.

The big event achieved a great technical & organizational success within the participation of more than 70 boats that represent the beautiful pictures of the past in the Arabian Gulf in the shore of Jumeirah where they sailed for 20 nautical miles off to the finish line in the iconic Burj Al Arab.

The crew of the boat no. 12 "Atlas" was successful in taking the right path skippered by Ahmed Rashid Juma Al Suwaidi, a veteran seafarer, which led them to the championship.

The second place was taken by boat no. 91 Mufarej owned by Sheikh Zayed Bin Hamdan Al Nahyan and skippered by Yousef Ahmed Mohamed Al Hamadi which came second to the finish line after the boat no. 12 Atlas.

Soon after the boat no. 91 is the boat no. 55 "Al Tabr" owned by Rashid Mohd. Rashid Bin Ghadir and skippered by Khalfan Suhail Khalfan Al Muhairi, took over the third spot in the race.

It was a tough race between the boat as they struggle to reach the finish line the fastest and the boat, 12 "Atlas" succeeds that led him to being crowned as a champion.

Right after the race was the awarding for the winner in P&O Marina in Jumeirah led by the DIMC CEO Mohammed Hareb with Hezaim Al Gemzi the Director of Sports Department at DIMC handling over the trophy to the top 3 such as Atlas 12 (first), Mufarej 91 (second) and Al Tabr 55 (third).

Result: 60ft Dubai Traditional Dhow Sailing Race - Heat 1

Atlas 12 : Ahmed Rashid Juma Al Suwaidi

Mufarej 91 : Yosef Ahmed Mohamed Al Hamadi

Al Tabr 55 : Khalfan Suhail Khalfan Al Muhairi

Hasheem 199 : Hassan Abdulla Mohamed Juma Al Marzouqi

Al Adeed 30 : Mohammed Rashid Al Rumaithi

Al Wasf 87 : Mohammed Hamad Musabah Al Ghashaish