Sailing is one of the oldest sports in the world. It was included in Olympics at the start of the 20th century. In the 70's Sailing was included as one of the disciplines in Asian Games and since then has been one of the most popular
. and well participated event in the Asian Games.
The sport of "Canoe-Kayak" involves different types of boats propelled by single- or double-bladed paddles, with no fulcrum to the boat, in a number of disciplines. The paddlers are facing forward in the direction of traveling.
Kitesurfing or Kiteboarding is a surface water sport. A kitesurfer or kiteboarder uses a board with or without foot-straps or bindings, combined with the power of a large controllable kite to propel the rider and the board across the water. The terms kitesurfing and kiteboarding are interchangeable.
Qatar Sailing & Rowing Federation (QSRF) was formed in May 2003. The main aim of the Federation was to ensure implementation of Olympic Charter and promotion of sports of Sailing, Rowing, Canoe-Kayak & Kiteboarding in the State of Qatar.
The QSRF receives an annual grant from Qatar Olympic Committee (QOC). QOC is also responsible to provide funds for training of all athletes & the expenses of participation of Qatar National Teams at National and International Level.
The QSRF is controlled by an Executive Committee under the President ship of Mr. Khalifa Mohd Al Sewaidi. QSRF conduct its all activities from the platform of Doha Sailing Club (DSC).
The federation has all facilities for sailing & Rowing; coaching with various types of boats. Following boats are available with Federation.
Sailing i. Optimist
ii. Laser 4.7
iii. Laser Radial
iv. Laser Std.
vii. Hobbie -16
ix. Beneteau 7.5
Rowing i. Single Scull
ii. Double Sculls
iii. Rowing Machine
Canoe-Kayak i. Kayak I
ii. Kayak II
Kiteboarding i. We are in process to establish Kiteboarding centers all over Qatar.
A new Sailing & Rowing School has been created. The Federation has full time Coaches and many part time coaches who take classes for the beginners. A very cordial atmosphere exists in the premises.
We organize regular National & International Events. Sail the Gulf, Sail Qatar and Match Racing are three major events which are conducted every year and attended with great enthusiasm by all International Sailors. In addition, occasionally we World level events in sailing.
The Federation believes in social activities. A number of functions, get together and social evenings are organized throughout the year.