The Al Rubaya Group has stepped forward to sponsor the second Dalma Sailing Festival conducted by the Abu Dhabi Sailing & Yacht Club from October 25 to 29.
The sponsorship agreement was signed by HE Ahmed Thani Murshid Al Rumaithi, Chairman of Abu Dhabi Sailing & Yacht Club, and HE Hazza Mohammed bin Rabea Al Muhairi, Chairman of Al Rubaya Group on Wednesday.
Present at the occasion were Majed Abdullah Al Muhairi, Board Member of the of the Sailing & Yacht Club and a number of members of the Board of Directors of Rubaya Group.
The Dalma Sailing Festival, best known for the traditional 60-foot sailing boat race, is conducted under the patronage of HH Sheikh Hamdan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the Ruler’s Representative of Dhafra.
The race with a prize fund of Dh25million is the richest for the traditional sailing boat race covering a distance of 80 nautical miles.
HE Al Rumaithi said the Al Rubaya Group are committed to supporting heritage and traditional sports in the country.
“It’s very important for our youth to create an awareness of our culture and for them get involved in traditional sport,” he said.
Al Muhairi said that as a national business conglomerate, Al Rubaya Group is delighted to sponsor the Dalma Festival.
“We thank organising committee for the opportunity and look forward to the races and fun-filled weekend.”