Community Development Activity
One of the reasons why Lamu is famous is because of dhow race competition history. This heritage has been there for generations.
Major Dhow Races In Lamu
Maulidi – prophet Mohammed’s birthday. Open for any corporate sponsors. Date not fixed
Lamu Cultural Festival – Reviving the lost tradition of Lamu. Open to corporate sponsors. Date not fixed
New Year celebration – January 1 – sponsored by Peponi Hotel.
Benefits of Dhow Race
1. To know which is the fastest dhow in the Island
2. To know who is the most experienced Captain
3. To know who is the best dhow maker
4. To know who the best sailors are.
“It’s a form of entertainment for all age groups. It’s a great opportunity for the Muslim women to come out and cheer for their home dhows. Normally, they are supposed to be indoors all the time.”
New Good Fun – Joshi Dhow Race
Lamu Holiday Solutions has introduced Joshi Dhow Racing (Max: 6 dhows) to promote such activities by arranging with you an ad hoc dhow race which can generate more income for the Captains who sometimes spend more than 3 days without getting some business.
How To Sponsor Joshi Dhow Race
The event include 6 Dhows (1 captain and 2 crew in each dhow. You can be 2 – 3 in each dhow, max 6 people in a dhow), 1 Speed boat for rescue, soft drinks for the participants and our effort.
Whole Event Euro 450
By promoting such activities, you help the Captains generate more income to support their families.