‘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 Atoll), making stops at 9 local inhabited islands, exploring the heritage, experiencing famous dive sites, sandbanks etc. The journey began on 5th February 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 of ‘Savaadheeththa Dhathuru’ Maldives Yacht Rally 2022 was celebrated today, 20th of February 2022 at the Fari Marina Village, in Fari Islands.
Opening remarks by Managing Director Mohamed Raaidh highlighted the opportunity to learn, grow and experience what Maldives has to offer for the Yachties 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.
As a Special Guest, the Minister of Youth, Sri Lanka Honorable Namal Rajapaksa attended the Gala Night, where he delivered a speech and highlighted the importance of a Sail Rally jointly by Maldives & Sri Lanka.
A special plaque was given to each Yacht by the Chief Guest Minister Yumna and a certificate of participation was given to each individual participant. In addition, a special plaque was given by the Special Guest Minister Namal, to the sponsors, to appreciate their contributions to this historical rally.
The Gala Night was followed by a special dinner with live music.
The ceremony was attended by Minister of Tourism Honorable Dr Abdulla Mausoom, Minister for President Office, Dr. Musthafa Luthufee, our sponsors and participating 7 yachties.
In the ceremony to conclude this successful event, MITDC announced its next two adventures;
Crossing international waters, The Maldives Sri Lanka Sail Regatta – MITDC has signed an MOU with International Venture Group to successfully execute this event. The sail which starts from Maldives will reach to Colombo Port City, Galle Harbor, Hambantota Port and Trincomalee.
Following the event, the organizers have already begun preparations for the next Savaadheeththa Dhathuru 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 yachtsmen from across the globe.
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, RedLit 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.