Preparation for the closing race of the 60ft Dhow Sailing Race started, great appreciation and thanks for the continuous support of HH Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum , Deputy Ruler of Dubai and UAE Minister of Finance which reaches its 29th version of the Al Gaffal Long Distance Race which will be on the next month , April.
The organizing committee honored the government departments and national institutions which contribute a lot in the success of the said event thru their support all throughout the season.
The general meeting was held last Monday (25th of March 2019) in the Westin , Mina Seyahi headed by the DIMC Vice Chairman, Ali Nasser Belhabala with Hezaim Al Gemzi the Director of Sports Department with Mohammad Abdulla Alshamsi, the acting CEO , attended by the various government department and national institution (Dubai Police , Civil Defense , Sharjah Police, Dubai Media Incorporated, Abu Dhabi Media , Dubai Ambulance, Led Security Consultancy which discussed the preparation for the upcoming big race.
It was discussed that the plan will be on the 24th – 25th of April start of the Safety inspection at Sir Bu Na’air Island and if the weather is good the race will be on Friday, the 26th of April if not then it will be on Saturday. The race will be around 51 nautical miles from Sir bu Na’air Island to Moon Island until the finish line at Burj al Arab.