EDEN RACING is an amateur sailing team founded in 2012 by yachtsman and business owner Philippe Saad, to race his Pacific 50 sailing yacht, 'Swordfish', in the UAE.
The yacht has a strong heritage, having won amongst others, the King’s Cup regatta in Thailand, the Maktoum Trophy and the Dubai-Muscat Race. She combines style with performance, and has proven to be an amazingly successful yacht for offshore racing winning multiple line honours as well as on handicap. In the 2016/2017 racing season she won the silver cup finishing second overall in the Dubai Offshore Series. In the 2018/2019 racing season, the Team has won the inaugural offshore race (Dubai/Sir Bu Nuair/Abu Dhabi) beating the entire fleet in the IRC division and emerging as the overall winner of the regatta.
“The multinational team combine their racing experience from around the globe, and this unique formula which is rarely seen outside the world of professional yacht racing, allows us to build on expertise gained in many different racing arenas. We value this tremendously in establishing our core team and reserve crew.” Philippe Saad
Eden Racing is a reflection of our passion for sailing within the Eden Group, and it is something that you can get involved in either by volunteering as crew, or through corporate sponsorship.