Sheikh Abdulaziz shines at Emirates Jet Ski Marathon - GulfToday

Sheikh Abdulaziz shines at Emirates Jet Ski Marathon

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Winners of the Emirates Jet Ski Marathon pose with Khalid Jassim Al Midfa, Ahmed Al Hosani and other dignitaries during the presentation ceremony.

Gulf Today, Staff Reporter

Sheikh Abdulaziz Bin Humaid Al Nuaimi, Chairman of Ajman Tourism Development Department, dominated the second round in the veterans category of the Emirates Jet Ski Marathon Championship at the Al Heera Beach in the new Sharjah Corniche.

Sheikh Abdulaziz got off to a perfect start and by the end of the final lap, established a significant lead to clinch the crown. Younis Al Awadi finished second while Nasser Al Hammadi took third spot.

The latest victory adds another title to the trophy-laden cabinet of Sheikh Abdulaziz as the avid sports lover has stamped his authority in various championships being held across the country.

Last year, he won the second successive Jet Ski Marathon Championship title at the Ajman Sea Festival.

Boosting his reputation as one of the UAE’s top young jet ski racers on home waters, Team Abu Dhabi’s Salman Al Awadhi produced an impressive run to win the professionals category of the competition. Rashid Suhail Al Tayer ended second followed by Ali Muhammad Yusuf in third place.

The professional standing category saw Omar Abdullah Rashid Al Rashed taking the top honours. Rashid Mubarak Al Qamzi finished second while Abdullah Abu Bakr Abdullah had to be content with third place.

Khalid Jassim Al Midfa, Chairman of the Sharjah International Marine Sports Club, crowned the winners of the second round of the Emirates Jet Ski Marathon.

Hassan Al Zaabi, Mohammed Al Kamali, members of the Sharjah International Marine Sports Club’s board of directors, Ahmed Al Hosani, Executive Director of the club, and Salem Al Rumaithi, Executive Director of the Abu Dhabi International Marine Sports Club, closely followed the competition and joined Midfa during the presentation ceremony.

Sharjah International Marine Sports Club organised the event in cooperation with UAE Marine Sports Federation and support of Sharjah Sports Council.

Midfa congratulated the winners and praised the enthusiasm of the participants.

“Despite the long period of suspension of sporting activities following the coronavirus pandemic, the competitors performed well, showing no signs of any mental stress.”

Sharjah has hosted the F1 Powerboat Race since 2000.

The milestone 20th UIM F1H2O Grand Prix of Sharjah took place in December 2019. And since 2004, when Sharjah took over to host the year-ending showcase season finale, there have been many.

The December event is held during the Sharjah Water Festival and attracts over 75,000 visitors to the emirate. Since 2016, the event has also been combined with the Aquabike World Championship (powerboating), making the Grand Prix of Sharjah the finale of the two main disciplines.

Midfa also hoped that the coming period would witness a gradual return of all marine activities signalling a return to normalcy for life that has been customary for the beaches of Sharjah.

He also lauded the efforts of the Sharjah Sports Council, which provides all support for all sporting activities at the emirate level.

The Jet Ski competition took place in line with the UAE’s precautionary and preventive measures, and the organisers followed the highest standards of health and safety to ensure everyone taking part is safe.

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