Registration Closes today for the Second Round of Traditional Rowing Race

10 December 2020

Tomorrow, Friday will be the second round of the Dubai Traditional Rowing Race - 30ft organized by the Dubai International Marine Club as part of the marine sports season 2020-2021 to be held in the Dubai Water Canal in Al Jaddaf region.

The organizing committee at the club continues its preparations for the upcoming race, as the race registration process continues via the (electronic link) or thru the club’s official website until today (noon) which is set to be the deadline for registration prior to the announcement of the final entry list for the race tomorrow. 

The organizing committee at DIMC announced since last Sunday, the opening of registration to participate in the grand race, after the great success of the first round competitions that took place in conjunction with the Dubai Fitness Challenge 2020 last month with the participation of 37 boats among the UAE and GCC country such as the Kingdom of Bahrain represented by Victorious 53 , KHK 54  and the Sultanate of Oman represented by boat no. 44. 

The first round race witnessed the crowning of last season’s champion, the boat Oman 44 affiliated with the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Youth of the Sultanate of Oman and led by  Humaid Salim Bin Humaid Al Bahri and from the second group the Victorious 53 from Bahrain, owned by Sh. Nasser Bin Hamad Al Khalifa and led by skipper Abdulla Khalid Al Haddi.

The competition for the round two of the Dubai Traditional Rowing Race will take place tomorrow , Friday , which is an important race that represents a crossroad towards the championship as this will rank them to be selected as the top elite boats to compete in the most expensive race in this category, the Al Maktoum Cup Traditional Rowing Race on its 24th edition. 


The organizing committee of the Dubai International Marine Club announced the scheduled of the race that will start from morning for the Technical Scrutineering, followed by the distribution of the wrist band during the briefing and draw of the participants that will determine who would be in the group 1 and 2 of the race that will start at 15:00 HRS. Right after the two race will be the awarding ceremony for all the winner. 


It is worth noting that the Dubai Traditional Rowing race is one of the oldest local heritage marine races organized by the Dubai International Marine Club, wherein it became famous in 1997 with the blessing and support of His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai and Minister of Finance, wherein it was held as the most expensive tournament in the said category starting from the Al Maktoum Cup in 1998 which is represented by the elite boats that qualifies the championship.