Dhow Photo Gallery
Here are are a few pictures from my recent trip to Dubai. Most of the pictures are taken from a chase boat during the race but some are from the practice day on board Mohammed Khalfan's #22. There were about 90 Dhows in the race. The Dhows are made from teak with carbon fibre spars and masts and are very light. The 60 foot Dhows weigh only 1-3 tons. Water ballast and sand bag ballast are used to ballast the powerful boats. Doyle had sails on two boats in the race. Ahmed Almehairi (#47) used one of our mainsails to achieve an 8th place finish while Mohammed Khalfan (#22) used one of our aft mast sails and finished just under 20th place out of 90.