The Dubai Traditional Rowing Race (30ft) is organized by Dubai International Marine Club since 1997, this time the renewed boat style is anticipated in the start of the new series under the season 2020-2021 which is set to launched in Friday, 27th of this month.
The club sports committee held a meeting between the owners and skippers participating in the said event which is a an ancient/traditional sports. The committee is headed by Rashid Thani Al Aail, board member of the club with presence of its committee members Jamal Zaal bin Kreshan , boar member of the club and Hezaim Al Gemzi , the Director of the Sports Department at DIMC.
The meeting began with a speech by the head of Sports Committtee, Rashid Thani Al Aail, welcoming all the attendees and participants, conveying to them the greetings of the Chairman and Board Member of Dubai International Marine Club stressing that world is living in an exceptional phase due to the repercussion of the pandemic Corana Virus (COVID19) which required a more precautionary measure for safety of all the participants in the sports event including the marine races.
He said that the committee come up with a plan to make this season a successful one including the series of the Dubai Traditional Rowing Race which include 3 stages and the final round which is the Al Maktoum Cup , the most expensive race in the championship. He wishes also the best to all the participants and encourage them to adhere to the new rules and regulations.
Jamal Zaal bin Kreshan, a board member of the Dubai International Marine Club, confirmed during the meeting that the 30ft Dubai Traditional Rowing sport and races is a gateway to qualify in Olympic championship and a way to discover talents to represent the national tea in the International Rowing races.
Hezaim Al Gemzi , the Director of the Sports Department at the club give a glimpse of the new modification in the boats which ensure a social distancing that provide a safe distance for each boat crew. The weight should be open to facilitate the task of the participants, according to which the skippers and owners have been informed prior in order to prepare the bearings of the boat.
During the meeting, the Sports Committee listened to the views and suggestions of a number of owners and co-owners participating in the championship, who unanimously praised the historical role of the Dubai International Marine Club, which launched this category with the support and blessing of His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai and Minister of Finance in 1997 wherein he first race was held in March with the participation of 16 boats.
The views and exchange of opinion with the Sports committee and owners/skipper pertains to implementing the new mechanism of the race and some proposed amendments. As well as the condition of the participant including the crew and the view of circumstances due to the pandemic. They also discuss of providing a chances/opportunity of participation for 2 to become a member of the crew which to be selected among the residents/communities provided that they present their Emirates ID.
The competition is back again for the first round of the Dubai Traditional Rowing Race – 30ft organized by the Dubai International Marine Club as part of the marine sports season 2020-2021 at 3:00 PM today , Friday 27th of November 2020 in Al Jaddaf region near the Dubai Water Canal.
The club completed all the necessary preparations for the said event today incoordination and cooperation with various government department and national institution to be held in its usual location in Al Jaddaf wherein the race for Traditional Rowing will be on for its first round after the sports has stopped due to the pandemic COVID -19 and it comes in conjunction with the Dubai Fitness Challenge (30 x 30)
The competition this season will be a lot more different from the usual one as they adopt amendments in the rowing boat approved by the organizing committee wherein the number of boat crew has been down to 9 members only which 7 from them are citizen of the state and the other 2 will be resident that will provide ID and the weight of the boat is decided to be open and to be made out of the wood.
The procedure in participating will start in the morning at around 9am in accordance with precautionary measure that must be followed in all the sporting event in Dubai. The Technical Committee will start the Technical Inspection of every boat and will be distributing wrist band to the participants and prior to the race the briefing to give reminders to all the participants and to conduct the draw of who will be in the first half or the second half.
The start of the first half of the first round of race was decided to be at exactly at 3:00 in the afternoon in the starting line in the depth of the Dubai Water Canal towards the finish line near the Festival City at the entrance of the Dubai Creek with a race distance of up to 3 KM then the second half will begin immediately after the end of first half.
It is expected that the event will witness the participation of more than 40 boats led by the holder of the Al Maktoum Cup 2019 and the leader of the ranking last season, the Oman 44 representing the Sultanate of Oman in addition to that is the Kingdom of Bahrain with boat no. 53 Victorious and the Khalidiya 54 that adds up in the beauty of the heritage race.
The Dubai Traditional Rowing Race (30ft) (first round of the Dubai Championship 2020-2021), which was organized by the Dubai International Marine Club last Friday, achieved a great technical and organizational success
The big event, was held in conjunction with the Dubai Fitness Challenge (30 x 30) which marked an interesting and beautiful start of this race this season. The organizing committee implement the precautionary measures and followed new technical requirements with regards to the changes in the boat and the number of sailors participating in order to increase the social distancing between the participants.