Oman Sail to take part in Rolex Fastnet Race
Muscat – Led by experienced Sidney Gavignet, Oman Sail Class 40 team will take part in the Rolex Fastnet Race, which starts in The Solent on England’s south coast on Sunday.
The classic 650-mile ocean race has attracted a record entry of 390 boats this year in different classes with 34 entries in the Class 40.
They will battle it out along England’s south coast, across the Irish Sea and around the Fastnet Rock off southern Ireland before heading back over the Irish Sea to the finish in Plymouth.
The other members of the team are Omani sailors, Fahad al Hasni and Sami al Shukaili, along with experienced Spanish racer Alex Pella.
The Oman Sail Class 40 campaign culminates in November with the two-handed Transat Jacques Vabre, a 3,000-mile race from Le Havre to Salvador in Brazil.
A file photo of Oman Sail Class 40 team in action