The excitement is back for the second round of the Dubai Traditional Rowing Race - 30ft under the marine sports season 2020-2021 which will take place on Friday at the Dubai Water Canal next to the Wildlife Sanctuary in the Al Jaddaf area.
Yesterday, the organizing committee at Dubai International Marine Club announced the opening of registration to participate in the said event thru the electronic link that was sent to them or via the club official website. The registration process will continue until Thursday and will announce the final list of participants.
The importance of the second round competition for the Dubai Traditional Rowing Race - 30ft will determine the top boats to compete for the most expensive race in the said category , the Al Maktoum Cup on its 24th edition. The first round of the race was held IN conjunction with the Dubai Fitness Challenge 30 x 30 wherein we witnessed a great participation of the nearby Gulf country such as the Omani Team boat no. 44 and the two team from Bahrain the Victorious 53 and KHK 54.
The new regulations have been adopted by Dubai International Marine Club this season wherein the boats have been modified to practice the social distancing among the participants wherein the crew have been down to 9 (8 sailors and 1 leader ) previously it was 11. The event will also provide opportunity to the fanatic of this sports from the resident to join the competition and be with the crew.
In the first round we witnessed a great turnout of participations with 37 boats that was divided into two the one from the yellow flag and the other one from the red flag. The Oman 44 top the first group which is a boat owned by the Ministry of Culture and Sports & Youth in the Sultanate of Oman 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.
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.