A delegation from the Southport Yacht Club in Australia recently visited the Dubai International Marine Club to strengthen mutual relations and activate joint cooperation programs between the two clubs. During their visit, Brett James, the General Manager of the Southport Yacht Club, and Mark Reddell, the marine front manager, exchanged views with Ali Saeed Bin Thalith, a Board Member of Dubai International Marine Club, and Mohammed Harib, the club's CEO, on activating the agreement and discussing joint cooperation. They also learned about the experiences of each party and visited the Victory Team workshop, as well as the club's new iconic VT-X34 boat and Formula 1 boat, which were displayed at the 29th Dubai International Boat Show.
The Dubai International Marine Club, founded in 1988, is the oldest and most prestigious sports institution in marine sports. In 2015, the club signed a partnership agreement and memorandum of understanding with the Southport Yacht Club, one of the oldest and most prestigious yacht clubs in Australia, founded in 1946. The Southport Yacht Club has contributed significantly to drawing a distinguished map of marine sports and discovering talents for national teams of Olympic talents in modern sailing and rowing.
During the visit, Mohammed Harib provided a comprehensive explanation to the delegation about the efforts of the Dubai International Marine Club in managing, organizing, and establishing sports races through modern and traditional races such as the 60ft Dhow Sailing, Rowing to Kitesurfing, and Modern Sailing. The visit served to further strengthen the relationship between the two clubs and to pave the way for increased cooperation in the future.