ADNOC dhow race to begin on February 11

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ADNOC dhow race to begin on February 11

More than 50 loads of sailors from different emirates are competing in the ADNOC 22-foot Dhow Bearing Race, which starts on February 11.

The race begins at 3pm from A’Ali area in Lulu Island for a distance of 7 nautical miles, and will go towards the finish line at the flagpole on Abu Dhabi Corniche, where the winners will be crowned.

Abu Dhabi Marine Sports Club is organizing the race as part of the marine season program and activities of the year 2023, which includes many heritage races for different groups.

The first round witnessed the crowning of the loader “Hasheem” for its owner Al-Nukhatha Mohammed Marwan Abdullah Al-Marzouqi with the title of Sheikh Zayed Festival sailing bearings 22-foot category, and the participation of more than 50 loaders.

Khalifa Al Rumaithi, Head of the Heritage Races Department at Abu Dhabi Marine Sports Club, confirmed that the organizing committee has completed all arrangements to ensure the success of the event.

“The increased number of sailing bearings participating in the second round indicates that this category of races attract new groups of young sailors to experience sailing bearings, and positively confirms the interaction of young people with the goal of strengthening efforts to preserve the Emirati marine heritage,” Al Rumaithi said. ICA/Expat Media


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