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Posted On: 4 February 2013 06:47 pm
Updated On: 12 November 2020 02:12 pm

National Sport Day turns Corniche into Waterland Extravaganza

Khalifa Al Haroon
Khalifa Al Haroon
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Water was and is still recognised as one of the elements of life, in all ancient and modern civilisations. Qatar’s history has always been pledged to water. As a State surrounded by sea, country’s main productive and energy resources come from the water world. Apart from its critical role to people’s life and country’s growth, water remains also the field of recreation and a means of fun, a way out from ordinary life. For this, water sports wouldn’t have been omitted by the National Sport Day programme. One of the most popular Doha areas, the Corniche, will host Sailing, Rowing and Canoe Kayak activities on February 12, 2013 as part of the celebrations for the National Sport Day. A variety of events, designed to encourage all people to try water sports and follow healthy lifestyle. The center stage of the Sailing activities will be Ory. A variety of different boats will be showed off ashore while sport specialists will explain how the accurate usage of sails, mast and rigging allow vessels flow and how taking advantage of the weather conditions make boats “fly” on the sea. For those who defy the challenges of a water adventure, a registration desk will be the starting point of a sea voyage under the navigation and surveillance of sailing skippers with vast experience. Rowing and Canoe Kayak activities will take place at the Sheraton Bay. Indoor rowers, also known as ergometers, will be placed ashore with experts demonstrating the ideal technique, rhythm and movement of a rower and helping all those who are interested to grab a handle and start practicing. Indoor rowing popularity grows fast in recent years. The World Rowing Federation has established an annual World Championships competition in winter time which constantly attracts world’s best rowers. Adventurous Canoe-Kayak sport will be practiced on a special designed water racing track. All potential kayakers will be asked to wear their vests and carry their paddles to join a kayak race simulation, under the close monitoring of experienced safety guards. Despite the final result, fun and excitement awaits those who will defy the challenges and row on the Doha water land. ILQ News