Two Qataris announced on Tuesday they will attempt to set the Guinness World record for the fastest boat crossing between Doha and Abu Dhabi in the UAE.
Sheikh Hassan bin Jabor al-Thani, president of the Qatar Marine Sports Federation, and Abdullah al-Sulaiti will attempt to set a new trans-Gulf speed record next week, depending on weather conditions.
“We are planning to start at 9am Abu Dhabi time and finish here at Doha by 11am. However, we are hoping that the weather does not play spoilsport,” Sheikh Hassan told a press briefing, cited by Gulf Times.
Guinness officials will be present during the 315km crossing to vet its authenticity, the paper reported.
“There will a tracking system on board and people can follow us live on the website as well. You can know the exact position where we are and all that on our official website,” Sheikh Hassan said.
He will attempt the record in a twin gas turbine Nor-Tech boat, called Qatar Challenger.