RAK opens new sailing academy
Ras Al Khaimah, February 7, 2013
Ras Al Khaimah has launched its first sailing academy at the Al Hamra Marina and Yacht club which will host a variety of sailing classes across all age groups and conduct competitions.
Set up by Italy’s well known Malingri di Bagnolo family, the RAK Sailing Academy is well equipped with a dinghy, catamaran, and fix keel sailing boats for juniors and seniors.
The mast on the academy was officially raised with the beginning of the New Year. It is set to host a variety of sailing classes across all age groups and also indulge in competitions during favourable weather conditions.
The academy's sailing program is divided into two main categories, namely dinghy and keel boats.
Each category has a different set of progressive courses, which aims to help increase student experience over time. Sailing classes are divided into different ages and skill sets. At the facility people will be able to rent different types of sailing boats either for relaxation or for training courses.
Claudio Schettino, the marina manager at Al Hamra Marina & Yacht Club said, “The academy will encourage those with a passion for sailing and the open seas. The classes are designed to be educational and fun, and with mentors like Enrico, Franco Malingri, Matteo Bassan and John Curran, members are bound to enjoy every moment of being here."
"The Al Hamra Marina and Yacht Club is the perfect weekend destination for travelers, world sailing pioneers, boat owners and berthing yachts. The sailing academy will now add a further enriching experience," he added.-TradeArabia News Service