FUJAIRAH REGATTA

The first round of the UAE National Sailing Championship took place at Fujairah International Marine Club on 28th and 29th September.

The Fujairah Regatta was the first round of the UAE National Sailing Championship which is held over eight rounds in various locations across the UAE.

It was a strong field for the first round with Emirates Heritage Club, Abu Dhabi Sailing Club, Dubai International Marine Club, Dubai Offshore Sailing Club, Al Hamriyah Sports and Cultural Club and the Abu Dhabi Sailing & Yacht Club all enjoying perfect sailing conditions over two days.

This was the third time that the Marine Club, in cooperation with UAE Rowing and Sailing Federation had organised the Regatta which saw around 70 participants competing in 7 different categories.

HH Sheikh Ahmed Bin Hamad Bin Saif Al Sharqi presented the prizes to the following winners:

Optimist (Junior):

1st: Abdulla Nooh Al Balooshi – Al Hemreya Club (AHCSC)
2nd: Ibrahim Saif Allah Refai – Al Hemreya Club (AHCSC)
3rd: Shea Connell Smith – Dubai Offshore Sailing Club (DOSC)

Optimist (Overall):

1st: Harry Bone Knell – Dubai Offshore Sailing Club (DOSC)
2nd: Oscar Lindley Smith – Dubai Offshore Sailing Club (DOSC)
Abdulaziz Nooh Alraessi – Al Hemreya Club (AHCSC)

Laser 4.7:

1st: Saif I. Al Numai – Emirates Heritage Club (EHC)
2nd: Fionn Conway – Dubai Offshore Sailing Club (DOSC)
3rd: Suhail Al Ghailiani – Emirates Heritage Club (EHC)

Laser Radial:

1st: Saif Ibrahim Al Hammadi – Emirates Heritage Club (EHC)
2nd: Omar Al Hammadi – Emirates Heritage Club (EHC)
3rd: Hamdan Al Ghailani – Emirates Heritage Club (EHC)

Laser Standard:

1st: Adil Khaild – Abu Dhabi Sailing and Yacht Club (ADSYC)
2nd: Mike Terry – Abu Dhabi Sailing and Yacht Club (ADSYC)
3rd: Mohamed Al Obaidy – Abu Dhabi Sailing and Yacht Club (ADSYC)

Two manned:

Only participant: Ron Heyselaar – Abu Dhabi Sailing Club

Major Ahmed, Managing Director of Fujairah International Marine Club stated that the marina organize these kind of events to encourage the students of different ages to participate in this Olympic sport and hoping to participate in the international events.

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