sail-world.com
 
 
News Home Cruising Photo Gallery Video Gallery

 

Sail-World.com : UAE to take part in offshore sailing race across the gulf

UAE to take part in offshore sailing race across the gulf

'Mohammad Al Eisa, Majid Al Muhairi and Philippe Sa’ad at the press conference to announce the details of the sailing race.'    © Ahmed Kutty / Gulf News
The United Arab Emirates (UAE) are set to participate in theoffshore sailing race across the gulf which kicks off in Manama on February 12 and finishes in Muscat on February 27. A total of nine teams from six countries are set to cover a distance of more than 1,400kms in sixteen days.

The announcement was made yesterday at a press conference held at the Abu Dhabi Sailing and Yachting Club (ADSYC). Mohammad Al Eisa, regional PR director of Oman Sail (the main organisers), Majid Al Muhairi, director general of ADSYC, and Philippe Sa'ad, managing director of Eden Yachting (one of the sponsors), were present at the announcement.

'Last year, we organised the first version of the race and six teams took part. It achieved great success as sailing represents a huge part of the heritage and culture of the Gulf countries,' Al Eisa said.

'We chose this season because there are no sailing races held in Europe during the winter. We aim to attract top sailors for our race. One of the best French teams is taking part in this race.'

Team Ras Al Khaimah, led by skipper John Curran, will represent the UAE together with Team Commercialbank Group of Qatar, BAE Systems from Oman, Team Renaissance from Oman, Team Al Thuraya from Oman — (featuring a number of women sailors) will be led by record-setting skipper Dee Caffari who has completed three trips around the world on her own —Team Muscat 2012, Team Bahrain, Team Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and Team Courrier Dunkerque from France.

'Each boat, of category Farr 30, will be led by seven sailors, including the skipper. The crew will be changed every four hours. There are some long distances, especially from Doha to Abu Dhabi which might take three days,' Al Eisa said. 'The seven marinas where the sailors will make stopovers are Manama, Doha, Abu Dhabi, Ras Al Khaimah, Musandam, Mussanah and Muscat,' Al Muhairi explained.

'The race offers good marketing opportunities to sponsors as it stops in four countries and helps to promote trade and tourism,' Al Eisa added.

'We have not yet announced the prizes for the winners of each of the six rounds of the race and the overall standings but we will decide on that soon.'

Both Al Muhairi and Sa'ad expressed their pleasure in being associated with this event in particular as it reflects a rich part of the region's heritage and culture and helps youngsters participate in the sport and gain experience by competing against leading international sailors.




by Yasir Abbasher

  

Click on the FB Like link to post this story to your FB wall

http://www.sail-world.com/index.cfm?nid=93632

11:33 PM Sun 5 Feb 2012 GMT






Click here for printer friendly version
Click here to send us feedback or comments about this story.


News - USA and the World





















Lightning strikes cut short CFJ Nationals by Andy Kopetzky, Santa Monica Bay


















America's Cup: Group agrees to co-operate in London Meeting by Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz,












America's Cup: Alameda makes overtures on Venue hosting for San Fran *Feature by Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz,
















ORC World Championship - Third Course area opens for huge fleet
Day one of the Allen RS Feva World Championships
Anna Tunnicliffe On the Final two days of the Reebok CrossFit Games
Joachim Aschenbrenner takes gold at ISAF Youth Match Race Worlds 2014
Maxi Soh scores double wins in CMRC Summer Doubleheader
29er World Championship opening ceremonies in Confederation Park
PWA Fuerteventura Grand Slam - Action resumes on day 3
Land Rover Sydney Gold Coast Yacht Race Start 2014 VIDEO
Laser Radial Men’s World Championship 2014- Final day
2014 Pacific Cup - Scarlet Runner wins
Gladwell's Line: America's Cup - Joint Statement is a curious note *Feature
ISAF Youth Match Racing World Champ - Top four battle it out for final
BIC Techno 293 Worlds 2014 - Day 6
PWA Fuerteventura Grand Slam - Wind teases competitors on day 2
Women’s Match Race Golfe du Morbihan - Action-packed day of racing
Herreshoff Marine Museum announces successful fundraising campaign
Brewin Dolphin Commodores' Cup - The most comprehensive victory yet
Anna Tunnicliffe holds fourth at mid-point of Reebok CrossFit Games
2014 29er North American Open Championship - Australians win
INSA Sabot II Invitational Regatta - Erik Hou claims victory
CMRC Summer Invitational Series - Maxi Soh wins Doubleheader A event   
International Moth World Championships - Nathan Outteridge wins   
PWA Fuerteventura Grand Slam - First blood to Toselli and Angulo   
Melges 24 Nationals - Record entries for 2014 and 2015 venue revealed   
Women’s Match Race Golfe du Morbihan - Anna Kjellberg claims the lead   
Jessica Uniack Memorial Beach to Bay Race at Long Beach YC   
Laser Radial Men’s World Championship - Poland tops the leaderboard   
America's Cup - Four teams confirm full support regardless of venue   
Plastic Classic takes place at Mariposa Hunters Point YC   
Six Metre European Championship - No champion declared for 2014   
J/Teams sail tough Chicago Mackinac Race   
Anna Tunnicliffe wins first event of Reebok Cross Fit Games + Video   
2014 Pacific Cup - Skill and luck required for victory   
Six Metre European Championship - Action resumes on day 4   
BIC Techno 293 Worlds 2014 - Day 4   
PWA Fuerteventura Grand Slam on the horizon   
Rolex Big Boat Series - Golden Jubilee to take place this September   
DH Pacific Cup - Running with the pack + Video   
Women's Match Race Golfe du Morbihan - Testing day in Vannes   
Brewin Dolphin Commodores' Cup - Ireland establishes solid lead   


For this week's complete news stories select    Last 7 Days
   Search All News
For last month's complete news stories select    Last 30 Days
   Archive News







Sail-World.com  


















Switch Default Region to:

Social Media

Asia

Australia

Canada

Europe

New Zealand

United Kingdom


http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/Twitter_logo_small.png http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/FaceBook-icon.png  http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/RSS-Icon.png

United States

Cruising Northern

Cruising Southern

MarineBusiness World

PowerBoat World

FishingBoating World

 

Contact

Commercial

News

Search

Contact Us

Advertisers Information

Submit news/events

Search Stories/Text

Feedback

Advertisers Directory

Newsletter Archive

Photo Gallery

 

Banner Advertising Details

Newsletter Subscribe

Video Gallery

Policies

 

 

 

Privacy Policy

 

 


Cookie Policy

 

 



This site and its contents are © Copyright TetraMedia and/or the original author, photographer etc. All Rights Reserved.  Photographs are copyright by law.  If you wish to use or buy a photograph contact the photographer directly.
XLXL NEW US
LocalAds   DE  ES  FR  IT