Dubai International Marine Club(DIMC) will organize the first round of the Dubai Traditional Rowing Race - 30ft on Saturday under the marine sports season 2021-2022.
The new season was launched with great success last Friday with the first round of the 22ft Dubai Traditional Dhow Sailing Race with the participation of 35 boats.
The 30ft Dubai Traditional Dhow Sailing Race is one of the oldest competitions organized by the club since 1996-1997 seasons and inspired by the vision of the late Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum in order to revive the legacy of the forefathers.
DIMC has chosen the Dubai Water Canal to host the great race which will be held opposite of the Ras Al Khor Wildlife Sanctuary and along the Al Jaddaf walkway.
The DIMC launched the Dubai Traditional Rowing Race – 30ft for the first time on the 7th of March 1997 with the participation of 15 boats.
The registration for the Dubai Traditional Rowing Race - Heat 1 closes tomorrow which is organized by the club on Saturday as part of the new sports season calendar 2021-2022.
The new season was launched with great success last Friday with the first round of the 22ft Dubai Traditional Dhow Sailing Race with the participation of 35 boats and the second event will be the Dubai Traditional Rowing Race which will bring together elite boat owners, skippers, and enthusiasts of this sports.
The organizing committee plan to have the race in two groups that will start at 16:00 HRS on Saturday in Dubai Water Canal in Al Jaddaf Area and front of the Dubai Creek Wildlife Sanctuary towards the finish line in the Festival City with a race distance of 2.3 KM.
The organizing committee announced the online meeting for the participants to be held Thursday afternoon prior to the race on Saturday that will start with Technical Inspection, Checking of ID & Wristband. The draw also will conclude to determine who will be in the first and second half distinguished by blue & orange flag.
DIMC notifies all the registered participants to abide by the rules and regulations given by the club, as per the last season changes due to the current situation such as allowing only 9 people per boat including the skipper ( it can be 7 nationals and 2 residents of the country) while the weight of the boat will be open.
This year will be the Silver Jubilee edition of the Al Maktoum Cup which will be held after the overall ranking points from the first & second rounds of the Dubai Traditional Rowing Race.
The Dubai Water Canal in the Al Jaddaf region will witness the first round of the Dubai Traditional Rowing Race (30ft) today at 4:00 PM which is organized by Dubai International Marine Club under the new sports season 2021-2022.
Today's race will bring together the elite boat participants from the UAE and also the neighboring country GCC who participate strongly in the last season such as from the Kingdom of Bahrain and the Sultanate of Oman.
Ajman 60, a boat owned by His Highness Sheikh Ammar bin Humaid Al Nuaimi, Crown Prince of Ajman, and led by Juma Yousef Al Junaibi, topped the first half of the opening round of the Dubai Traditional Rowing Race last Saturday at Al Jaddaf. While on the second half the Bahraini team dominates the race with KHK 54 owned by Sheikh Khalid bin Hamad Al Khalifa and led by the captain Ahmed Bin Nasser Bin Hassan Al Busumait.
It was a successful event organized by Dubai International Marine Club under the new sports season 2021-2022 wherein we witnessed 30 boat participants carrying 270 people embodying the heritage of the prestigious Race in one of the touristic spots in Dubai in Al Jaddaf area near the Dubai Creek Wildlife Sanctuary with the view of the skyline of Burj Khalifa as well as the finish line showcasing the façade of Festival City.
The boat Ajman 60 excelled in the first half among the 16 boats after a strong performance of the crew led by Juma Yousef Al Junaibi in the last meters towards the finish line against the rival boat no. 39 Asas owned by Khalifa Rashid bin Shaheen Al Marar and skippered by Bader Abdul Hakim Muhammad. Going up for the third spot is boat no. 7 Al Saroukh owned and led by Ibrahim Sultan Al Marzouki.
The excitement continues as we crossed the second half of the race with 13 strong boat participants dominated by KHK 54 and Victorious 53 who took the second place led by Abdullah Khalifa Al Haddi while the third spot goes to Dubai Police 3 led by Mohammed Ismail Al Falasi.
The race concluded with festivity among the winners as they take their awards on the podium with the presence of Mohammed Harib - CEO of DIMC, Hezaim Al Gemzi – Race Director and Lt. Col Ali Abdullah Al Naqbi, Head of the Maritime Rescue Department at Ports Police Station.