Kabariti, from Gaza City, is thought to be the youngest girl in the coastal strip to take part in a revival of sailing.
The sport was popular in the 1960s and 1970s, but has dropped off in the intervening years, Sailing and Surfing Association head Mahfouth Kabariti said.
In 2006, he co-founded the association in order to revive the sport. After contacts with a similar group in Qatar, the Gulf state shipped 10 small sailing boats to Gaza to support the initiative.
But Hamas also won elections in 2006, and after a year of being shunned by the world community, ousted Fatah from the Gaza Strip, prompting Israel to tighten its blockade on Gaza.
The donated Qatari boats lay in a Mediterranean port for four years, finally arriving in the Gaza Strip last week.
In just a few days Kabarati has been training young Palestinian men and women to use the dinghies and small sailboats.
“The trainees have amazed us with their potential,” he said.
For some, the sport is more than a hobby, Kabariti said, noting that a Gazan sailor will compete in a sailing championship in Qatar in October.