Saturday, August 25, 2007

Sailing Dubai Style...

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A modern interpretation of the traditional Dhow for the ultra competitive Dhow racing fleet in Dubai being built by Premier Composite Technologies, who are also building one of the new STP65's!
Built in cold molded epoxy wood veneer technology this one is 60 feet in length and as you can see from the video they are plenty fast until you break something! When the rudder broke, the boat was sailing at 22 knots in 16-17 knots of true wind speed. Maybe the next America's Cup should be in these boats!