The partnership aims to promote cultural exchange and develop water sport activities, races and competitions amongst members of both clubs. The clubs will also be exploring the possibility of seasonal packages to maximize the sailing experience in both countries for members and non-members alike.
Club Nautico di Roma is a privately owned yacht club located in Rome, Italy, and was established in November 2006. It promotes and organizes various water-sport related events, in sailing, motor boating, fishing plus scuba diving and it is affiliated to various Italian national Olympic Committee Federations (FIV-Italian Yachting Federation, FIM-Italian Motor Yachting federation and FIPSAD-Italian Federation of Angling and Underwater activities).
Al Hamra Marina and Yacht Club Manager said: "We are very happy with this partnership as it provides an excellent opportunity for people with likeminded interests to indulge in their favourite activities across two different countries. We are confident that this partnership will give rise to more such associations amongst clubs and truly unleash the potential of sailing in the UAE."
As well as organizing and promoting an entire series of sailing and motor-yachting regattas plus diving events, Club Nautico di Roma also encourages pleasure cruising via the organization of a large number of recreation and cultural activities. Indeed, the club is a meeting point for pleasure sailors and competitive water sportsmen and women alike. In addition, Club Nautico di Roma also organizes a wide range of sporting events designed to enhance the entire water sports sector, an aim it fulfils by hosting top level sporting events which boost both the image and the economy of the local area.
As part of the partnership, members of both clubs will have free access to the club house, facilities and services under the same terms and conditions of the hosting club.
The Royal Yacht Club of Ras Al Khaimah is a very unique "Royal" yacht club of the emirates, under the patronage of H.H Sheikh Saud Bin Saqr Al Qasimi, Ruler of Ras Al Khaimah. The Royal Yacht Club is a venue partner of the most important offshore sailing race in the G.C.C "Sailing Arabia The Tour" and is also the venue for the UAE national sailing championship.