Dubai Duty Free (DDF) has announced its title sponsorship of the highly anticipated SB20 World Championships 2024, SB20 Middle East Championships, and SB20 Asia Pacific Championships. These prestigious sailing events, organized by the Dubai Offshore Sailing Club (DOSC), will bring together the world’s best sailors to compete in Dubai.
The SB20 Middle East Championship is scheduled to take place from 1st to 3rd December 2023. Following that, the pre-SB20 World Championships, known as the Asia Pacific Championships 2024, will be held from 2nd to 4th February 2024. This precursor event will set the stage for the ultimate challenge—the Official SB20 World Championships 2024—from 11th to 16th February. With top sailors from around the world converging in Dubai, these events promise thrilling races and a showcase of exceptional sailing skills.
Participants, along with their families, can expect an unforgettable experience at the picturesque onsite village, complete with live entertainment and a vibrant atmosphere. These events will serve as a celebration of the sailing community, fostering camaraderie and friendly competition among participants.
The partnership between DOSC and DDF is not new, as both organizations previously collaborated for the successful DDF Regatta held in December of last year and in December 2021. This history of collaboration and shared passion for sailing makes DDF the perfect partner to support these prestigious championships.
Ramesh Cidambi, COO of Dubai Duty Free, expressed his delight at being the title sponsor of these SB20 Championship events. He emphasized the strong following of the sport both regionally and internationally and highlighted the role these events will play in further elevating sailing. Cidambi also commended the Dubai Offshore Sailing Club as a great venue with a committed team and expressed pleasure in partnering with them once again.
Simon Reeves, the Commodore of the Dubai Offshore Sailing Club, expressed honor in hosting the SB20 World Championships 2024, SB20 Middle East Championships, and SB20 Asia Pacific Championships in Dubai. He expressed gratitude for Dubai Duty Free’s support and commitment, which has been instrumental in making these events possible. Reeves looks forward to welcoming the international sailing community to Dubai and showcasing the exceptional sailing conditions the city has to offer.
The Rear Commodore of the Dubai Offshore Sailing Club added that the SB20 championships are renowned for their thrilling races and fierce competition. With Dubai Duty Free’s sponsorship, they aim to provide a memorable experience for the participants and their families, ensuring a festive and enjoyable time both on and off the water.
Dubai Duty Free’s partnership with DOSC for the SB20 Middle East, Asia Pacific, and World Championships demonstrates their commitment to promoting world-class sports and further solidifies their position as a leading supporter of the local sporting community.