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Posted On: 11 February 2010 03:40 pm
Updated On: 12 November 2020 02:10 pm

Qatari duo sets speed record in Gulf crossing

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Sheikh Hassan bin Jabor Al Thani and his Qatari racing colleague Abdullah Al Sulaiti entered the record books yesterday by completing the trans-Gulf passage between Abu Dhabi and Qatar in one hour, 55 minutes and 14 seconds. The duo found an excellent window in recent weather conditions to complete the Gulf crossing without a hitch in Qatar Challenger and crossed the finish line in Doha Bay ahead of the expected time. They reached speeds well in excess of 200km per hour during the thrilling run through some of the most demanding and busiest waters in the world. The record for the fastest 300km crossing by a speedboat was officially accepted by representatives from Guinness World Records, who duly presented Sheikh Hassan and Abdullah Al Sulaiti with a plaque to commemorate their success. “This has been the target for nearly two years and I am so happy to have achieved the goal,” said a delighted Sheikh Hassan, President of the Qatar Marine Sports Federation.