The Dalma Sailing Festival received a further boost with the national business conglomerate ADNOC signing up as a sponsor for the event to be held from October 25 to 29.
The sponsorship deal was signed by HE Ahmed Thani Murshid Al Rumaithi, Chairman of the Abu Dhabi Sailing and Yacht Club, and Ghanem Butti Al Mazrouei, ADNOC Director of Human Resources and Administrative Affairs.
The sponsorship deal comes within the framework of ADNOC's social role to support sports and community events in the UAE.
The highlight of the four-day festival is the traditional 60-foot dhow race run over 80-nautical miles.
HE Al Rumaithi, thanked ADNOC for sponsoring the festival and their continued contributions to sports in the community.
“We are delighted with the ADNOC’s sponsorship and ensure the success of the festival,” said Al Rumaithi.
“ADNOC has always been a keen partner in supporting social and sporting events. The partnership between Abu Dhabi Club for Yacht and Yacht Sports and ADNOC is a long standing one and we can always count on their support for the various events organised by the club.”
Al Mazrouei said they were proud to be associated with the Dalma Sailing Festival, particularly as a sponsor for the 60-foot show race.
“At ADNOC, we always strive to contribute towards the community by contributing to the success of sporting events, particularly traditional sports to constantly remind our youth of the culture and heritage of the country.”