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Top talent sails into town for the Jumeirah Regatta

Top talent sails into town for the Jumeirah Regatta

Dubai, 26 January 2014: The Jumeirah Regatta attracted top sailing talent from across the UAE in a weekend of competitive racing at the Dubai Offshore Sailing Club (DOSC) from 23-25 January 2014. 

Sponsored by the Jumeirah Group for the eighth year, the annual regatta has been a major highlight and permanent fixture in the UAE’s sailing calendar. 

The event brings together top young sailing talent from across the emirates, including many of the UAE’s most experienced fleet racing competitors. DOSC has the biggest and most competitive racing fleets found in the Gulf and the Jumeirah Regatta included 10 categories including dingy boats and keelboats. 

The three day event kicked off with a long day race on Thursday along the coast line of Dubai. Friday and Saturday included competitive racing ‘round the cans.’ 

Gareth Lloyd, General Manager, DOSC, said: "The Jumeirah Regatta was a fantastic weekend of racing and we have witnessed first class competition out on the water. There were over 140 boats that took part from all over the UAE with around 400 people on the water and this has been one of our best regattas to date. I would like to thank Jumeirah Group for their support in making the event such a huge success."

Prizes were awarded at a ceremony on Saturday 25 January. Piers Schreiber, Spokesperson for Jumeirah Group, said: “We were delighted to sponsor the regatta. It was extremely competitive and it was great community event which saw quality racing across all 10 categories.” 

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Notes to Editors:

Results:
Opi Junior – 1st Jentl Hanemaaijer 2nd Matthew Hardie 3rd Abdulla Al Raeesi
Opi Overall - 1st Jentl Hanneimaijer 2nd Lucy Wilson 3rd Matthew Hardie
Laser 4.7 – 1st Saif Al Naimie 2nd Hamood Al Zaidi 3rd Maxence Van Balberghe
Laser Radial - 1st Saeed Salem Al Zaidi, 2nd Fionn Conway, 3rd Saif Al Hamadi
Laser Standard - 1st Al Tate, 2nd John Woolcock, 3rd James Hopson
Open Dinghy - 1st Nikolaj Myhre, 2nd Rob Fordyce, 3rd Marc Bell

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