DOHA, February 28, 2016–HE Sheikh Saud bin Ali Al Thani, Vice President of the Qatar Olympic Committee (QOC) crowned Al Dhakiara, winners of Al Shawaheef Championship in its 2016 edition on Friday.
The event was organized by the QOC in collaboration with the Qatar Sailing and Marine Sports Federation (QSSMF) at Katara beach with participation of 10 teams including Al Zubara, Al Dhakiara, Umm Al Hawol, Al Nof, Laffan, Al Garyyan, Al Waab, Musheirb, Al Oqdah and Al Rayyan.
Al Zubara finished second while Umm Al Hawol settled in the third place.
The crowning ceremony was attended by Mr. Khaleel Ibrahim Al Jabir, Director of the QOC Sport Affairs Department and Mr. Mohammad Essa Al Fadalah, Director of the QOC Public Relations and Media Department.
The QOC has allocated valuable prize money for top winners, where the winners got QR 600.000, runners-up received QR 400.000, third place winners took QR 300.000 and fourth place winners collected QR 200.000.
The event acts as a reminder of Qatar’s ancient sporting heritage and the role it has played in the country’s most recent sporting development.