Mussanah Sports City to host world sailing meet
The news that Oman will host the 2021 49er, 49erFX and Nacra World Championships has been applauded by the global sailing community.
Malav Shroff, President of Asian Sailing Federation said, “I was highly impressed with Oman Sail’s hosting capabilities during the 2019 International Asian and Oceanian Optimist Championships, which saw almost 200 of the world’s best young sailors compete at the Mussanah Sports City. It’s an Olympic-standard sailing venue and the organisation was of the highest possible standard.
“The conditions were also perfect; the winter months in Oman, which are characterised by blue skies, warm weather, and a consistent windspeed of around 14 knots, are just made for sailing.”
As well as showing the world the culture and rich history of Oman, the 2021 World Championships will be the first time for many people in Oman to see current Asian 49er Champions Musab al Hadi and Waleed al Kindi in action. The pair is currently in Australia competing at the World 49er Championship, their final event before they attempt to become the first Omani sailors to qualify for the Olympic
Games in Abu Dhabi next month.
Speaking from the World Championship in Geelong, Australia, Hadi said, “Waleed and I are fortunate to compete all over the world but there is nothing like racing at home in front of our family, friends, and supporters. The facilities both on and off the water in Mussanah are incredible. I look forward to showing the world how beautiful Oman is in 2021.”