Reg­is­tra­tions open for Mus­sanah Race Week 2018

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The race is on to book a place for Oman’s in­creas­ingly pop­u­lar Mus­sanah Race Week as reg­is­tra­tion opens for the 2018 event in Jan­uary.

Now go­ing into its eighth edi­tion, the Oman Sail or­gan­ised re­gatta has year-on-year since 2011 at­tracted a grow­ing num­ber of young in­ter­na­tional sailors to the world-class Mus­sanah Sports City venue.

The 2017 event saw fierce com­pe­ti­tion out on the wa­ter in­volv­ing more than 120 youth­ful rac­ers rep­re­sent­ing 20 coun­tries, in­clud­ing Ar­gentina, Aus­tralia, Ger­many, Hun­gary, Malta, Peru, Sin­ga­pore and Swe­den. The many Omani sailors tak­ing part dis­tin­guished them­selves, tak­ing four gold medals from the seven fi­nals held.

With Mus­sanah Race Week en­tries lim­ited, com­pe­ti­tion for a place at the event in 2018 looks likely to be equally hard fought. Mus­sanah Race Week will be held from Jan­uary 11 to 17 with classes for Op­ti­mist, Laser 4.7 and Techno 293 wind­surfers.

Four days of rac­ing will be pre­ceded by three days of coach­ing and a prac­tice race, with train­ing camps for each of the classes pro­vided by world-class in­ter­na­tional pro­fes­sional rac­ing sailors. The train­ing camps on of­fer will in­clude on-the-wa­ter ses­sions fo­cused on boat speed, boat han­dling, starts and race tac­tics. Lec­tures ashore will cover race strat­egy, rules, fit­ness, nu­tri­tion and psy­chol­ogy.

Salma al Hashmi, chief mar­ket­ing of­fi­cer at Oman Sail, said, “Fol­low­ing years of host­ing suc­cess­ful sail­ing cham­pi­onships, Mus­sanah Sport City has be­come known as an ideal venue for in­ter­na­tional events, with its per­fect wind con­di­tions and world-class fa­cil­i­ties.

“Oman Sail has de­vel­oped great ex­per­tise in putting on events such as Mus­sanah Race Week to bring young sailors from around the world an­nu­ally in a com­pet­i­tive and friendly en­vi­ron­ment where they can learn new sail­ing skills and put what they have al­ready learnt into prac­tice. We look for­ward to wel­com­ing these young sailors to Oman to de­velop suc­cess­ful sail­ing paths and make great strides in build­ing their ca­reers.”

Oman Sail, in con­junc­tion with the Mil­len­nium Re­sort at Mus­sanah Sports City, is able to of­fer a full Mus­sanah Race Week event pack­age. On­line reg­is­tra­tion for Mus­sanah Race Week is avail­able at www.mrw.om.

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