Oman Sail to welcome sailors from 14 countries across the region

Sports Thursday 11/August/2022 22:38 PM
By: Times News Service
Oman Sail to welcome sailors from 14 countries across the region

 as hosts of the Arab Sailing Championship 2022

Muscat: Oman Sail has been named host of the Arab Sailing Championship 2022, due to take place from 11-15 October 2022 at Barceló Mussanah Resort. Returning for the first time since 2019 in Egypt, expected sailors from 14 countries across the region will compete over five days, which are Bahrain, Egypt, Jordan, Iraq, Kuwait, Libya, Morocco, Palestine, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Tunisia and the UAE.

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

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.”