Video: modern dhow racing in Dubai

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.

3 Comments for “Video: modern dhow racing in Dubai”


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.

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