Super Dockhand Challenge

Al Bandar Marina located in Abu Dhabi under the new management of ART Marine Marinas hosted the inaugural Super Dockhand Challenge on 25th January. The event was open to marina staff from marinas in Dubai and Abu Dhabi to challenge them on their day to day operational tasks. Tasks included Boat driving skills, golf buggy driving skills, swimming, running, life ring throwing, knot tying- splicing and others. The morning event was a great success pushing the physical limits of the three best candidates selected from each marina. Following a BBQ lunch marina staff competed for the coveted Marina Cup an exciting relay event was held where all contestants were able to fight for the cup. Paul Sorrell, CMM Marina Manager at Al Bandar Marina added: We introduced this initiative to celebrate the great work of the staff we have working for us, without the hard workers on the docks we could not offer the fine services we have implemented. This event gave them an opportunity to show off their skills, meet up with other staff members from competing marinas and win fantastic prizes! A Total of 15 competitors from Al Bandar Marina Abu Dhabi, Camper & Nicholsons Marinas Abu Dhabi, Dubai Marina Yacht Club, Emirates Palace Marina Abu Dhabi and Ghantoot Marina Abu Dhabi competed.1st place in the individual challenge was awarded to Dushyantha Wadutantri, 2nd place to Wari Giyatno both from Al Bandar Marina and third place going to Edward Felicia from Emirates Palace Marina. The Marina Cup was awarded to Emirates Palace Marina who will now host the 2013 Challenge. Fantastic prizes were offered to the individual competitors from ART Marine Marinas, Camper and Nicholsons Marinas, Al Masaood Marine, Yas Viceroy Hotel Abu Dhabi, Crown Plaza Hotels Abu Dhabi and Ferrari World. Paul Sorrell concluded: This event further proved the high Caliber of Dock staff looking after our customers; we were extremely impressed by the physical prowess particularly throughout the lifesaving events. We feel privileged to have such fine staff looking after our customers and assets.

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