Wednesday, January 8

Oman Laser World Championship

Oman Sail has one core objective - to use the sport of sailing as a vehicle to contribute to the development of Oman and Omanis- source

I am writing to you about an experience which most of might have heard about but have not actually experienced. We must’ve all heard of the Omani Laser World Championship which started on the 28th of November 2013 and went on to the 3rd January 2014. You haven’t? Well I have written about the event here.
The Oman Laser World Championships consisted of three different championships of which I was invited to witness the last part of the race that was happening during the New Year. Approximately 80 sailors from over 25 countries.

The event took place in Al Mussanah Sport City at the Millennium Resort. Oman Sail team arranged for me to ride on a rib boat (first experience), which took me in the midst of the sailors and all of the boats. It was a majestic scene looking on and seeing all the hard work that goes into the race, and the actual young sailors.  The speed in which these youth have to navigate the sails and boat was astounding and the tranquil waters around made for a very surreal portrayal of all that was going on. I must say that it was a beautiful thing to witness for a layman person like myself, where such an opportunity would’ve been farfetched.
I seriously cannot do justice of the scene with a few 100 sails drifting by in the sunset, and the background of blue against the whites of the sail. I have been able to take pictures on the actual day, and will be posting a video in which you can actual hear me being dumb stuck of what I was witnessing.

To find out about the boat classes in the championship click here

Also don’t miss the opportunity to see the next coming event with “Sailing Arabia the Tour”. Racing to eight beautiful marinas in the Gulf; Sailing Arabia-The Tour is a yacht race sailed on Farr 30 one-design boats. The event will start in in Manama (Bahrain) on the 4th Feb 2014 before stopping in Doha (Qatar), Abu Dhabi (UAE), Dubai (UAE), Ras Al Khaimah (UAE),  Musandam (Oman), Musannah (Oman) and ending at The Wave, Muscat (Oman)on the 24th Feb 2014. If you want to find out more about the event simply linked here

If you want to know more about the Laser World Championship link directly to the website , and if you might find yourself intrigued to maybe have a go at sailing and venturing into the sea, then link here to start your journey of discovery in various water activities.
Pictures coming soon

ايش اللقطه

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