Wooden Powerboat Race Championship
As part of its commitment to preserving the country’s rich heritage, Abu Dhabi International Marine Sports Club is an enthusiastic host of the UAE Wooden Powerboat Championship.
Created to showcase the sporting prowess of the people of the UAE and its centuries-old marine traditions, the series attracts a powerful assembly of challengers from the Emirates and other GCC countries.
Rapidly growing in popularity, the championship creates a highly competitive stage for the 28-foot wooden powerboats known as ‘Al Shawaheef’.
Built from wood and modern composites, the boats are piloted by one or two drivers and races create a fascinating link between the past and present.