Video: modern dhow racing in Dubai Posted by Tim Shaw On February 22, 2011 March 31, 2012 Filed under Fusion of Tradition Boats, Races and Racing, Skin-on-frame Outrigger Canoe (2010), Small Sail Craft 3 Comments I had not been aware that in the Persian Gulf region they sail modern racing dhows. Imagine a sandbagger crossed with a traditional lateen rig crossed with modern construction and rigging. These look fun fun fun! Fusion of Tradition-y too. Thanks to WoodenBoat‘s My Wooden Boat of the Week blog for the link and back story. Share this:ShareEmailFacebookTwitterGooglePinterest 3 Comments for “Video: modern dhow racing in Dubai” Jase Roberts says: Crazy. From when they’re launching them, looks like you’re always listing to one side or the other? Mast at 90 degrees doesn’t seem to be an option. Reply Tim Shaw says: I never noticed any kind of centerboard / daggerboard. There must be something of that kind. That may help, but it is likely that these boats just want to heel. Reply “Wacky Boats?!” Come on, Sail Magazine! » Chine bLog says: […] past the standard marina fare in Newport or Annapolis. It includes such delightful craft as the modern Persian Gulf racing dhow, the Chesapeake log canoe, and the Bermuda fitted dinghy, to name some. We applaud the page and the […] Reply Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Comment Notify me of followup comments via e-mail Name * Email * Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.