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Sheikh Ahmed bin Hamdan bin Mohammed Al Nahyan, President of the Emirates Sailing and Rowing Federation, expressed his highest thanks and appreciation to the wise leadership for the great and continuous support, and the continuous follow-up to various sectors, including the sports sector, which contributed to the successes and great distinction achieved by the people of the country in various fields. and occupy the highest ranks.
This came at the first meeting of the Board of Directors of the Emirates Sailing and Rowing Federation, following the adoption of its new formation in the 2020-2024 Olympic cycle, headed by Sheikh Ahmed bin Hamdan bin Mohammed Al Nahyan, Mohammed Juma Rashid Al Shamsi, first vice president, and Dr. Nawal Khalifa Ahmed Al Hosani, second deputy. The Chairman, Muhammad Abdullah Muhammad Al-Obaidli as Secretary General, and the members are: Muhammad Abdullah Hareb Al-Falahi, Muhammad Obaid bin Majid Al-Alili, Saif Rashid Khalifa Al-Muhairi, Khalid Muhammad Sultan Al-Owais Al-Shamsi and Salem Ghanem Obaid Khalfan Al-Shamsi.
Sheikh Ahmed bin Hamdan bin Mohammed Al Nahyan welcomed the members of the new board of directors, wishing them success in the coming period, which requires concerted efforts and working together in the spirit of one team, in order to translate the goals into reality, advance the sport of sailing and rowing towards the world, and continue the road To achieve excellence in all international, continental and regional forums, especially the Summer Olympics, and to strive vigorously to spread the concept of sailing and rowing sports in the country, and to expand the base of participation from various sectors of society.
The President of the Emirates Sailing and Rowing Federation thanked His Excellency Dr. Ahmed Belhoul Al Falasi, Minister of State for Entrepreneurship and Small and Medium Enterprises, President of the General Sports Authority, for the great efforts and continuous cooperation, stressing that everyone strives for the happiness of society, and to provide opportunities for success for our heroes in all In the forums, the president and members of the Emirates Sailing and Rowing Federation were keen to record a voice of thanks to the board of directors of the former federation, for the great efforts made during the past period, and since the establishment of the federation.
The Board of Directors of the Emirates Marine Sports Federation, in its first meeting, which was held at the headquarters of Abu Dhabi Ports, reviewed the work plan in the coming period, after briefing the audience on the technical reports and statistics on the work of the Federation in the past period, and also discussed the activities of the first quarter of 2022, which took place In the country, including the Asian Sailing Championship, organized by the Abu Dhabi Marine Sports Club, as well as the Abu Dhabi International Championship for Surfing with Paragliding (Hydrofoil), and the Dubai Open Championship for Surfing with Paragliding (Kite Surf), organized by the Dubai International Marine Club, In addition to the 29th edition of the largest circumnavigation in the region (Dubai Muscat) 2022 race, organized by the Dubai Beach Boat Club.
The meeting discussed the new proposed strategy for the Federation in the coming period, which includes a road map to achieve the dream of participating in the thirty-third Summer Olympic Games, from July 26 to August 11, 2024 (Paris 2024), and the thirty-fourth Summer Olympic Games, scheduled in the states United States of America (Los Angeles 2028).
The Board of Directors decided to support plans to build bridges of cooperation with international and continental federations specialized in sailing and rowing sports, and to work to provide partnership programs that support the refinement of Emirati talents with experiences, courses and camps, as well as work to host international events, including seeking to win the honor of hosting the association The General Assembly of the International Sailing Federation – World Sailing Federation – for the first time in the country, during the month of October.
The Federation’s Board of Directors directed the need to support community programs to spread the culture of sailing and rowing sports, support women and youth in sailing and rowing, and urge and encourage government and national departments and institutions to support these sports, encourage their affiliates to participate, as well as provide care and support for talented athletes and teams.
The meeting discussed how to work to support marine clubs and local teams in order to develop their programs, support athletes with clear long-term professional development plans, and coordinate with the General Sports Authority and the National Olympic Committee, for the success of all programs, and also work to provide an environment suitable for sailing sports. Rowing for people of determination, who continued to record a distinguished presence in all international forums.
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