All yachts of Savaadheetha yacht rally to head to Maldives

Maldives Integrated Tourism Development Corporation (MITDC) has revealed that all foreign vessels participating in the second edition of the Savaadheetha Dhathuru yacht rally have now started their journey to the Maldives.

The Savaadheetha Dhathuru is a series of international yacht rallies organised by MITDC to promote community tourism and showcase the rich and ancient history and culture of the Maldives, which is more than 2000 years old. The first voyage of the yacht rally was held in 2022.

Speaking to PSM News, MITDC stated that more than 10 yachts will participate in the rally. All these yachts have now began their journey to the Maldives. The yacht, which is leaving Abu Dhabi to participate in the rally, arrived to the Maldives, according to MITDC. It is the yacht of a well-known business owner in Abu Dhabi.

Additionally, Malaysian circumnavigator Fabian Fernandez, one of the most famous participants in the rally, left for the Maldives on February 5 and is expected to arrive on February 20. He is a pioneer of circumnavigation around the world. The yacht dubbed Destiny 2 will sail around the world. He has received a lot of media attention in Malaysia. Before his arrival, he spoke about the Maldives in an interview with Malaysia's most popular private TV channel, Astro. He also said he was looking forward to seeing the country.

MITDC stated that one of the world's most popular tracking and weather applications, Predict Wind, has participated as a partner in the yacht rally. A special package has been introduced to track all the yachts participating in the rally and give many foreign visitors the opportunity to watch the rally activities live. The rally will receive a lot of international media attention, with a team from a very popular Eastern European TV channel coming to cover the rally, according to MITDC.

This year's Savaadheetha Dhathuru will run from March 1-18. One of the most important objectives of the rally is to promote local tourism in the Maldives. It also shows tourists the culture, the food and the daily life of the residents in the country.