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Old meets new on Arabian Gulf waters ahead of SailGP weekend

by Abdullah Sallam 8 Nov 2022 07:32 PST 12-13 November 2022
Canada SailGP team F50 sailing past a traditional sailing dhow during a demonstration event ahead of the Dubai Sail Grand Prix presented by P&O Marinas in Dubai, United Arab Emirates © Ricardo Pinto for SailGP

Two traditional wooden dhows join one of SailGP's foiling F50 catamarans in training, ahead of the Dubai Sail Grand Prix presented by P&O Marinas taking place this weekend (November 12-13).

Dhow Captains, Mohammed Buti AlMheiri and Juma Suhail AlTayer, from Team F3, sponsored by His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, were joined on board by the Switzerland SailGP Team to experience the region's famous traditional sailing before the dhow teams got a spectacular view of the Canadian team as they passed by.

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