Doha, - Qatar Sports for All Federation and Doha Sailing Club organized a sailing competition today at Doha Corniche. A total of 65 Qatari contestants participated in the competition.
The event was part of the federation's plan to raise awareness on sports that keep the Qatari heritage alive. The sailing competition used only traditional Qatari boats. Al Dhayen team came in first place. They were followed by Al Wajba and Al Zubara in second and third place respectively. There was also a Jet Skii competition for youngsters held on the sidelines of the main event. In that competition, Sultan Jabr Al Kuwari came first. In second and third place respectively were Ali Mohammed Al Nuaimi and Abdullah Eissa Al Mahmoud.
Speaking to the press after crowning the champions, Qatar Sports For All Federation President Abdulrahman Al Dosari expressed his delight for the success of the competition. He rated the participation of 65 competitors as a strong turnout in a sport that is considered vital to the Qatari society. He reserves special praise for those who worked on organizing the event, especially the Ministry of Interior's coast guard who insured the safety of all competitors.
Al Dosari noted that the federation hosted a number of events already other than today's to promote sports in Qatar. All of them saw a big turnout from the crowd as well, he added. Some of those competitions included Futsal, and beach volleyball.
Member of the sailing club's board of directors Salah Ibrahim Al Mannai said they were keen on cooperating with Qatar Sports for All to organize the event. He said that holding the competition helps promote the sport as well as highlighting the positive impact of leading a healthy lifestyle.
For his part, head of the organizing committee Nasser Mubarak Al Khulaifi said that they were keen to organize a competition worthy of being a tribute to the country's previous generations'. He thanked the Ministry of Culture and Sports, and the Sports for All Federation for their cooperation. (QNA)
Source: Qatar News Agency