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RAK Sailing Association (RAKSA)

Ras Al Khaimah Sailing Association RAKSA

The Ras Al Khaimah Sailing Club, or RAK Sailing Association (RAKSA) is a small yachting club with a clubhouse and beach near the RAK Hilton Beach Resort in the Al Mairid (Ma'areed) area of Ras Al Khaima. One of the last bastions of the old school UAE expat communities.

07 June 2011 - The RAK Sailing Club will be demolished to make room for a new property development. But a new one will be built 500m down the road with a donation of AED 1 million from Sheikh Faisal Bin Saqr, Chairman of the RAK Finance Department and the RAK Free Trade Zone according to a report in The National. Timeframe of reconstruction / relocation not available yet.

RAKSA contact details
La Hoya Bay Yacht Club and Marina
America's Cup Ras Al Khaimah

The America's Cup yacht race was planned for Ras Al Khaimah in February 2010 (announced August 2009). But not hosted by RAKSA, instead a new island was being constructed in the Al Hamra Lagoon with facilities suited to the international event. However, reminding sailing fans around the world that the America's Cup is a court battle, not a yacht race, the event was taken away from RAK after Team Oracle complained about the location and took the matter to court.

Last update Thursday 14-Jul-2011
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