Heritage Day Race

DUBAI - Saturday will be an afternoon of surprises for the sailors contesting the Louis Vuitton Trophy, as they switch from their America’s Cup Class yachts to dhows for a race along Dubai’s coast – the first time that non-Emiratis have been allowed to race on board the traditional craft.

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Published: Fri 19 Nov 2010, 11:44 PM

Last updated: Mon 6 Apr 2015, 5:03 AM

The 11 guest sailors will be accompanied by five Emirati crew and the boats skipper, who will coach them on technique. ach 19-20 knots. The race is scheduled to begin at 2.30pm from a start line somewhere between Jebel Ali and Palm Jumeirah depending on the wind direction and will finish approximately 45 minutes later at Burj Al Arab.

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