Fujairah Traditional Rowing Race

The rowing boat, selected for this sport, was originally used as a fishing boat up until the middle of the century. It was used f inshore fishing- up to 2, nautical miles offshore.

Before the introduction of motor boats, the same rowing boat was used as an “Abra” in the Dubai Creek to transport people from one side of the creek to the other ,This championship consists of 4th Heats between Fujairah and Dubai.

The rule of championship is based on points each boat will have points in his balance at the end of championship collecting all the points and determine the champion for the season Then the 25th 1st boats will be qualified to enter the final race under Al Maktoum Cup.

The rowing boat, selected for this sport, was originally used as a fishing boat up until the middle of the century.

It was used f inshore fishing- up to 2 nautical miles offshore, Before the introduction of motor boats, the same rowing boat was used as an “Abra” in the Dubai Creek to transport people from one side of the creek to the other.

Thanks to the endless support and foresight of H.H. Sheikh Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, for we were able to witness the revival of these traditional rowing boats amongst other national sports.
On the same level as traditional dhows and wooden powerboats, this boat has been re-introduced as a new national sport, marking the heritage of the Emirates.

1. Crew:
Each boat must have 11x crew members ,The crew must consist of 1x skipper as helmsman and 10xrowers, Each boat must be equipped with ten oars.

2. Championship Format:
This newly introduced championship will consist of 4 races in Dubai.
(Kindly, refer to the Race Calendar listing the race dates.)
Entries will be open to UAE nationals only

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