April 1, 2023

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Under the patronage and support of Hamdan bin Mohammed .. Al Kafal 31 Journey Begins

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“Al Qafal 31” race for 60-foot local sailing ships organized by the Dubai International Marine Club under the patronage and support of Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of the Executive Committee. , Launched this morning at the end of the activities of the 2021 Marine Sports Season – 2022.

The generous support of His Highness the Crown Prince of Dubai, for the second year in a row, comes from the importance of preserving the past of fathers and grandfathers and his belief in encouraging generations from different sections of society to participate. Following the popular tradition, the late Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum, may God bless him and grant him peace, and may his soul, the founder of the event in 1991, rest in peace.

As the starting point from the island of Sir Pu Nair in the depths of the Arabian Gulf, 118 ships will take part in the race, over a distance of more than 50 nautical miles in front of the Burj Al Arab Hotel in Dubai. , During which it crosses the finish line of the first phase from the island of Comoros.

The organizing committee of the race allocated large financial prizes of 12 million dirhams to the participants, and 3 luxury cars were awarded to the first three places. Over the past two days, today Saturday, the beaches of Sir Pu Nair Island saw a unique crowd after the arrival of all the ships and the organizing and aid crews that took part in the preparation for the start of the epic.

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