Jebel Ali Sailing Club was founded in 1977 by a small group of sailing enthusiasts and is located at Mina Seyaha on land granted by His Highness Sheikh Rashid Bin Saeed Al Maktoum. Jebel Ali Sailing Club (JASC) is located in Dubai, UAE. It shares the local harbour (Mina Seyahi) with Dubai International Marine Club (DIMC), and has it's own beach. From its small beginnings the Club has grown to become the most active sailing club in the Gulf. The Club offers certified sailing courses and there is training and racing every week of the year. There is an active schools programme and the Club provides ideal support for sailors from beginner through to World Championship level.
The burgee of the JASC is a 4:5 triangular blue flag with a thin vertical white stripe and a thin horizontal white stripe between the hoist and the vertical stripe. The horizontal stripe is centered whereas the vertical stripe is skewed to the fly of the burgee.
Dubai is developing rapidly, and JASC has now moved due to building works. It is located on the other side of the marina from where it used to be, and is now affiliated with DIMC. This is a recent development, and more information can be found at the "Mina Seyaha" site.
Racing is held virtually every week throughout the whole year. None of these regattas would be possible without the help of many valued sponsors, such as Cadburys, Halcrow, Rais Al Saadi, and Honda to name but a few. Various boats take part, including Toppers, Lasers, Laser II's, Laser 4000's, Prindles, and Hobies, not to mention a handicapped yacht fleet. Racing is always fast and furious, and very competative.
You can hire out boats for the day to take part in the racing, or just to potter around in. The boats for hire include Optimists, Toppers, Lasers, and Cats, not to mention surfboards. JASC is also an RYA approved training center if you want (or need) lessons.
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