‘Savaadheeththa Dhathuru’, the first ever sailing event organized by the Maldives Integrated Tourism Corporation (MITDC) where sailors from across the globe participated on a journey across the Maldives seas (Haa Alif, Haa Dhaalu, Noonu & Baa Atoll), making stops at 9 local inhabited islands, exploring the heritage, experiencing famous dive sites, sandbanks etc. The journey began on February 5, 2022 from the most northern atoll of the country, Haa Alif Atoll, taking a course of 2 weeks to reach Fari Islands, in North Male Atoll.
Gala night ceremony for the ‘Savaadheeththa Dhathuru’ Maldives Yacht Rally 2022 was celebrated yesterday night, February 20, 2022 at the Fari Marina Village, in Fari Islands.
The Fari Islands archipelago is home to a large-scale luxury private yacht marina, boasting state-of-the-art facilities, along with round-the-clock security to ensure security of vessels. The Fari Marina Village boasts luxurious retail options, art, music and a diverse offering of food and beverage including a menu curated by 2 Michelin star chef Nick Brill at Fari Beach Club.
The spacious berths and 3-metre-deep lagoon could accommodate up to 10 yachts in the marina and 3 yachts of up to 60 meters in the lagoon.
Fari Islands, the luxury archipelago home to Patina Maldives and The Ritz-Carlton Maldives, Fari Islands, is generously sponsoring our Gala night to end this journey with a joyous night with their great hospitality and a short ceremony to give away certificates and plaques for the participants and sponsors.
Opening remarks by Managing Director Mohamed Raaidh highlighted the opportunity to learn, grow and experience what Maldives has to offer and the importance of diversifying tourism products in the Maldives.
Chief guest Minister of Arts, Culture & Heritage Hon. Yumna Maumoon called for tourism diversification for the benefit of the local communities.
The event also comprised of a speech fromMinister of Youth, Sri Lanka Honorable Namal Rajpaksa, followed by presenting of plaques and certificates to Yachties, followed by a special dinner and live music.
The ceremony was attended by Minister of Tourism Honorable Dr Abdulla Mausoom, Minister for Preseidents officer, Dr. Musthafa Luthufee, our sponsors and yatchies.
The ‘Savaadheeththa Dhathuru’ Rally was sponsored by MTCC, MMPRC, Fari Islands (Patina Maldives and The Ritz-Carlton Maldives, Fari Islands), Voyages Maldives, National Centre for Cultural Heritage, MTDC, Hawks Pvt Ltd, TMA, Maldivian, MWSC, MFMC, Dhiraagu, Road Development Corporation (RDC) ltd., SME Development Financial Corporation (SDFC), SIWEC, Coca Cola Company, JLS Yachts, Cobia Tours, Red Lip Media, Maldives Association of Tourism Industry (MATI), Maldives Boating Association of Maldives (MBAM), Maldives Police Service, M7 Print, Maldives Polytechnic, The Island Chief, Floating Asia and Fachuvi Music.
In the ceremony to conclude this successful event, MITDC announced first ever Maldives- Sri lanka Regetta ; sailing regatta between Maldives and Sri Lanka.
Following the event, the organizers have already begun preparations for the next Yacht Rally to be held in 2023. Owing to the success of this rally, MITDC anticipates next year’s event to be much greater with a larger participation of yachties from across the globe.
For more information, please visit www.maldivesyachtrally.com.
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