Saturday, August 13, 2022

Oman Sail to host Arab Sailing Championship 2022 in October

Returning for the first time since 2019 in Egypt, sailors from 14 countries across the region, including Bahrain, Egypt, Jordan, Iraq, Kuwait, Libya, Morocco, Palestine, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Tunisia and the UAE, will compete over five days. 

Muscat – Oman Sail has been named host of the Arab Sailing Championship 2022, due to take place from October  11-15 2022 at Barceló Mussanah Resort. 

Returning for the first time since 2019 in Egypt, sailors from 14 countries across the region, including Bahrain, Egypt, Jordan, Iraq, Kuwait, Libya, Morocco, Palestine, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Tunisia and the UAE, will compete over five days. 

The Championship is open to Optimist, ILCA 4, ILCA 6, ILCA 7, RS:X and iQFOiL windsurfing and RS Venture para sailing. Alongside prizes for the top three sailors and countries, the best-performing countries overall will also receive prizes.

His Excellency Sheikh Khalifa Abdullah Al Khalifa of Bahrain, President of the Arab Sailing Federation, said, “We are very pleased to be able to announce the return of the Arab Sailing Championship and to host the event in Oman. This is a great opportunity to showcase the sailing skills of young sailors from across the MENA region and mark a return to action for all members of the Arab Sailing Federation as well as a debut for para sailing in the RS Venture class. 

“The Barceló Mussanah Resort is a wonderful venue, capable as we have seen of hosting the very best sailors in the world and we are looking forward to taking to the beautiful clear waters in October.”

Dr Khamis Al Jabri, Oman Sail CEO, said, “This is a great opportunity for our young sailors to test themselves against their peers within the Arab Sailing Federation across several disciplines. 

“Oman Sail has a history of good performances in this championship, and to be able to perform on home water will be a huge honour for our sailors. We are also very proud to be able to include para sailing this year as sailing in Oman and across the region continues to take great strides towards inclusivity and equality while proving sailing is a sport for all.”

Dr Khamis Al Jabri, Oman Sail CEO, said, “This is a great opportunity for our young sailors to test themselves against their peers within the Arab Sailing Federation across several disciplines. 

Barceló Mussanah Resort has gained significant notoriety as a world-class host venue for international sailing events. Most recently the destination welcomed over 800 international guests, including 357 sailors, for the 50th edition of the Youth Sailing World Championships – the largest ever edition of one of the most prestigious events in the World Sailing calendar.  

The venue will have another chance to impress in November 2022 with the 2022 RS Venture Connect World Championships. This will be the first time an exclusively para sailing championship will have been held in Oman and 27 teams from 15 nations are expected to take part.

Full schedule:

DATE TIME SCHEDULE
Tuesday 11th October

9:00am-12:00.

13:00 pm.

Official arrival day.

Registrations & Measurement

Practice race.

Wednesday 12th October 9:30 am

11:30 am

18:30 

Coaches meeting

Optimist Team Racing

Fleet racing for the rest of the classes. 

Opening Ceremony

Thursday 13th October 9:30 am. 

11:30 am

Coaches meeting

Fleet Racing “All classes”.

Friday 14th October 9:30 am.

11:30 am.

Coaches meeting

Fleet Racing “All classes”.

Saturday 15th October 9:30 am. 

11:00 am

18:00 pm.

Coaches meeting

Fleet Racing “All classes”.

Awards ceremony

Sunday 16th October  All day. Official Departure Day.

About Oman Sail: 

Operating under Oman Tourism Development Company, Oman Sail is tasked with rekindling the country’s maritime eminence, promote the Sultanate around the world through sailing, contribute to the sustainable prosperity of the nation and provide long-term learning opportunities for the youth. 

Since 2008, Oman Sail has built a solid foundation around Sailing, Tourism, Commerce, Health and Environment, all underpinned with competency-based development for its workforce. Committed to offering both men and women equal opportunities to learn, Oman Sail’s programmes focus on nurturing young talent to develop the sailing champions of tomorrow, increasing revenue in the tourism, activity and experiential learning markets and gaining prominent international exposure for the country. 

The company has a strong track record in delivering a portfolio of events across the Sultanate to showcase Oman’s natural beauty, tourism potential, the people’s hospitality, and the infrastructure readiness for business opportunities. More information can be found on www.omansail.com

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