Mark your calendars as Mina Rashid transforms into a sailing paradise for the upcoming Emirates Dubai Sail Grand Prix presented by P&O Marinas, taking place on the 9th and 10th of December. As the presenting partner of the final race of the year, P&O Marinas is thrilled to be the host venue for the fastest race on water.
Get ready to witness an extraordinary display of sailing prowess as 10 professional teams prepare to battle it out on the waters of Mina Rashid. Fans in the front row will be treated to an unparalleled experience, being within arm’s reach of the sailing action.
As we prepare to welcome hundreds of SailGP fans next weekend, here’s what it takes to host an event of this scale.
The event is a testament to weeks of meticulous planning and preparation. Mina Rashid is home to the world’s largest single covered cruise terminal, capable of handling 14,000 passengers a day.
Did you know Mina Rashid’s footprint stands at 3.1 km² in size? That’s the equivalents to 434 football pitches! Be amazed as it transforms to serve as both the tech base and race stadium.
The Tech Site at SailGP Dubai is a marvel. Comprising over 100 x 40' containers, it serves as the backbone of the event. Each team base is constructed using six 40' containers, with four containers forming the footprint of the tent.
Additionally, 85 containers are used to transport all 10 F50s, tents, and equipment around the globe to each event. Remarkably, each F50 breaks down to fit into just three containers, with two for the boat and one for the wing.
As we gear up to welcome over 100 spectator boats and 30 support boats, imagine the magnificent views onboard as guests have a front-row seat to the exhilarating race.
P&O Marinas is a go-to destination when in the Emirate. Whether you’re a local resident or an international traveller, we offer a unique experience for everyone, right at the heritage gateway to Dubai. A home for boats and yachts of all sizes, we provide private berths for all types of vessels up to 160 metres.
Don't miss out on this incredible opportunity to be part of the action!
Inspiring the Next Generation
Building on the SailGP Inspire program, P&O Marinas Sailing Academy is excited to open its doors to over 200 school children during eight separate school visits in the week leading up to the main event. This initiative aims to train and develop young water sport enthusiasts to compete at the global level.
The Academy offers a range of learning opportunities, from boating basics to advanced certifications, taught by world-class instructors. Our courses will not only inspire you to appreciate the wonders of the sea, but also emphasise the importance of our marine ecosystems as we fuel a passion for this exhilarating sport.
It's evident that the SailGP Dubai event is set to be a spectacle like no other. Don't miss your chance to be part of this unforgettable weekend and experience everything Mina Rashid has to offer.
Secure your tickets now and witness the world's best sailors battle it out on the stunning Dubai waters. We can't wait to see you there!
For more information visit: www.pnomarinas.com