Organizing Committee Visit to Sir Bu Na'air Island as Part of Preparations

17 April 2019

The Organizing Committee continues preparation for the 29th Al Gaffal Long Distance Race which is held annually under the patronage and  support of His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum , Deputy Ruler of Dubai and UAE Minister of Finance which will commence on 25-28th this month. 

The big race is organized by Dubai International Marine Club in cooperation with government departments and national institutions of Sir Bu Na'air Island in the heart of the Arabian Gulf towards the finish line off Dubai 's shores through the Moon Island with a distance of more than 50 nautical miles.

The organizing committee visit the Sir Bu Na'air Island to complete its preparation to the race and to coordinate with the officials on the Island to secure the safety of the sailors that will arrived in the Island prior to the race. 

In the meeting present are the Sir Bu Na'air officials lead by Faisal Jassim Al Dokhi the General Commander of Sharjah Police station in Sir Bu Na'air Island with Lt. Col. Ali Abdullah Naqbi , Head of Maritime Rescue Department at Dubai Police and First Lt.  Rahman with Hezaim Al Gemzi , Director of Sports Dept with him is Ateq Mubarak Hassan from the Aviation Security and Safety with the DIMC Medical Coordinator Wafiq Ahmed with DIMC Photographer Mohammed Idris & Jamal Al Rashdi from Dubai Sports TV Channel. 

The organizing committee led by Hezaim , appreciate the great efforts and support from the officials of Sir Bu Na'air Island from the beginning of the race since 1991 led by His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum , Deputy Ruler of Dubai and UAE Minister of Finance. 

The big race is set to commence from 25-28th this month wherein the committee is still receiving registration of participation and regularly checking the state of the sea (weather forecast) in order to ensure the best condition for the race as per the safety of all the racers. 

He also pointed out that the participants should comply with the regulations being implemented in the Sir Bu Na'air Island to maintain its environmental cleanliness by not throwing waste that could harm the coral reefs.