Mustafa Al Deeb (Abu Dhabi)
Competitions will be held on the Abu Dhabi Corniche tomorrow, the 22-foot Sheikh Zayed Dhow Festival race, which is organized by the Abu Dhabi Sailing and Yachting Club as part of the club’s participation in the festival.
The race is held on the Capital Corniche for a distance of 7 nautical miles, with the participation of 40 sail loaders from the young sailors in the second race organized by the club as part of its active participation in the Zayed Festival, after organizing the 60-foot race a few days ago and the title of “Al Dhafra” was named by Sheikh Zayed bin Hamdan bin Zayed Al Nahyan.
The club allocated more than 400,000 dirhams in cash prizes for the first-placed holders and participants.
On the other hand, Abu Dhabi Sailing Sports announced the opening of registration today for the 60-foot Ghanada Dhow Bearings Race, which is the second round of this category in the new season. The race is held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the Ruler’s Representative in Al Dhafra Region It is expected to witness a large participation of 100 dhow loaders from different parts of the country.
The Ghanada race will be held next Saturday, for a distance of 22 nautical miles, and it is expected that the number of participants and the value of the financial prizes will be announced during the next few days.
For his part, Ahmed Thani Murshid Al Rumaithi, Chairman of the Abu Dhabi Sailing and Yachting Club, thanked His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Zayed Al Nahyan for his constant support and patronage of the club’s races, stressing that his patronage doubles the value of any race and any event at all times.
Al-Rumaithi expressed his full confidence in the race to come out in a manner befitting the name it bears, and expressed his happiness to participate in the Sheikh Zayed Festival, stressing that it is a great honor for any party to be present in this forum that bears the name of Zayed Al-Khair, founder of the state and the builder of its renaissance.
And he stressed that all precautionary measures followed to limit the spread of the Corna virus, either by conducting the necessary checks on all participants, or by following the safe distances between the bearings that are not less than twenty meters.
He said: We are confident that everyone will adhere to these measures for the sake of the safety of all participants, as well as the safety of society in general, which has happened in the various races organized by the club since the return to organizing the races at the end of last October after stopping due to Corona.