Given the growing interest for the event, we believe it has a bright future as one of the most looked forward to sailing events in the UAE," said James Harris, sailing manager at DOSC
For the record, DOSC
emerged victorious in 35 races.
He did not name the research company that tested water samples from the DOSC
and surrounding areas, which have turned dark and smelly.
are expecting at least 20 racing boats to participate this year along with a few motor boats, some of whom have already confirmed for the race.
Elsewhere in the Laser Standard, Timothy Riley from DOSC
took honours and Saeed Salem Al Zaidi from Emirates Heritage Club (EHC) won in the Laser Radial class.
Dubai The Standard Chartered Challenge Cup 2011 concluded on Saturday with second leg hosts Dubai Offshore Sailing Club (DOSC
) and arch-rivals Abu Dhabi Sailing Club (ADSC) reliving a rivalry during an exciting battle for the coveted championship, which was eventually won by DOSC
The free-fall parachute tandem jump that Jermey did with the team, helped raise approximately Dh20,000 for three charities: Help 4 Heroes, a British military charity; DOSC
, Sailability that helps disabled sailors in Dubai; and St Luke's Hospice in the UK.
Yesterday, Wilkins pushed his Laser boat one last time out into the water for the Aggreko Laser League Sailing Championships at the DOSC
For the past few months, DOSC
members have launched a collection drive to buy their first sailability boat for the growing number of young special needs sailors who have become regulars at the club.
and MSSC will be accessible to competitors only.
The Aggreko Laser League is a sailing competition held once a month from September to May at DOSC
, and welcomes all Laser sailors in the UAE.
A dinghy regatta being held today has been moved farther down the coast to launch the boats from a clean beach, said Keith Mutch, DOSC