She will be the fastest Ocean rowing boat ever built. At 39.5 in length, 23 wide, weighing nearly 1500 kgs with a full load “Year of Zayed” is made out of carbon fibre and nomex. She is equipped with the latest technology including Xtra link tracking devices that submit a position every 4 hours. Weather routing is sponsored by Storm Geo who will advise on the best possible window and routing through Ocean currents.
The “Year of Zayed” is named aer the founding father of the UAE, Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan and 2018 will mark 100 years since his birth. On land and in the sea, our fore-fathers lived and survived in this environment. They were able to do so because they recognised the need to conserve it, to take from it only what they needed to live, and to preserve it for succeeding generations.
Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan