Glasgow Kiss keen to defend Dubai Duty Free Sailing League Regatta 2022 | News Bharat

With the SB20, one of the most popular open-keel design boats in the world, 24 teams, 12 international and 12 local teams, will compete over four days in a series of 10-15 minute races with eight boats at a time. Glasgow Kiss will face fierce competition from some of the most talented SB20 sailors in the world. In addition, this year Samia Bagdady from Saudi Arabia will compete with the Jeddah Yacht Club, showcasing the kingdom’s growing sporting culture.

The regatta is a particularly exciting event for spectators as the course runs directly in front of Jumeirah Beach and will also be broadcast live, showing every fascinating moment of the race. The DOSC will also host engaging social evenings where competitors and fans can refresh and relax. The race village will also return, with a live feed available online and an entertaining place to watch the regatta.

Commenting on the return of the Dubai Duty Free Sailing League Regatta, Simon Reeves stated: “We are delighted to welcome this important race to the DOSC, and are delighted that Dubai Duty Free is returning as title sponsor. The inaugural regatta of the last year was popular with sailors and sailing fans alike. It showcased Dubai’s enthusiastic sailing community, as well as DOSC’s ability to host a world-class event, and we look forward to creating an even more impressive experience this year.”

DDF’s Ramesh Cidambi said: “We are delighted to be sponsoring the Dubai Duty Free Sailing League Regatta again in 2022. It was a fantastic event last year and very enjoyable for fans and competitors alike, and helped to create many ambassadors for Dubai in the international SB20 sailing community.This year’s field is even more competitive, and having the event during the UAE National Day holiday will help attract more fans to enjoy the races and entertainment.”

The race promises to offer days full of action and adventure, as well as showing the global sailing community a preview of the SB20 World Championship, which the DOSC will host in 2024.

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