Hamza Mustafa, Chief Operating Officer of P&O Marinas, a DP World company, said: “The arrival of Wind Rises in Mina Rashid Marina is a new offering in the world of watersports and adventure activities. As part of our vision to elevate sailing in Dubai and the region, we have created a conducive environment with state-of-the-art amenities and services to give the perfect platform for companies like Wind Rises to support sailing enthusiasts and drive the yachting industry to new heights.”
Wind Rises Launches in Dubai’s Mina Rashid10th Apr 2023
Dubai, 10th April 2023. Wind Rises sailing community was launched at DP World’s Mina Rashid Marina in Dubai. Sailing experiences on performance yachts will take place at the port every day, and will be available to sailors of different skill levels.
Despite yachting being one of the world’s most popular sports, starting to sail has always been a challenge. Wind Rises is the solution to this problem. The community allows you to effortlessly and affordably book a sailing session, enabling you to join an exciting adventure. User just needs to check out the available time and choose an instructor. Wind Rises is aimed to make sailing more open and affordable, to engage newcomers living in big cities and gathering new audiences.
The United Arab Emirates is among the most culturally diverse and rapidly growing countries in the region. Affordable sailing activities are experiencing a significant surge in demand, owing to the increasing interest in leisure, sports, and a healthy lifestyle in Dubai today. The Wind Rises sailing base will be situated in the heart of Heritage Dubai, at the mouth of the Creek.
Max Pinigin, CEO of Wind Rises, the sailing community, said: “Sailing is now one of the world’s most developing hobbies and sports, it has long-standing traditions, and we believe that Dubai is the perfect setting for the Wind Rises launch. We are transforming the sport and making it modern and affordable for everyone, and we hope to conduct this transformation as gracefully, as Dubai does.”
The fleet consists of FAREAST 28R racing keelboats that combine the experiences and accumulated techniques of European Design Office Simonis Voogd and Far East Boats. It is a well-designed, easy to handle and high performance uniform class racing sailboat.
Every boat forms a team of 2 to 6 people. Special skills are not necessary as the team will be accompanied by an instructor, who will introduce them to the yachting safety measurements, and the principles of yachting during the experience. Those who value adventures and excitement can participate in the cups and races. Sailing experiences may also be interesting for the people who want to enjoy the city views, and to explore Dubai from a different perspective.