Will's Racing Dhow Photographs



Will's Racing Dhow Photographs

On one of his visits to the RAK dhow yards, Will stopped by the workplace next door where racing dhows are constructed and repaired.

These are photographs from that visit.


These sleek racing dhows come in various sizes


The dhows are reconstructed,often replacing all but thekeel


The hull exterior is covered with several layers of varnish until it is as smooth as glass


One of the dhows ready for transport


The interior ribs in place, ready for the rowers' benches


There are usually three dhows being repaired at one time


Poles waiting for blades to be attched -- the oars for each dhow


Races are held on weekends in various emirates


The forms used to shape the hull


One of the larger racing dhows with construction almost complete


Dhows have teams of 12, 14, 16 or 18 oarsmen


Rudders come in different designs


A model dhow under the hull of a fishing dhow being refitted

 


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