Oman Sailing Championships from today

The sixth Oman Sailing Championships begins at the Oman Sail's Musannah Sailing School from Wednesday.

The championship will also kick-start the national youth racing season with sailors from all the four Oman Sail schools competing at the championships.

Besides the hosts, the other three schools taking part in the regatta are from Al Mouj Muscat, Sur and Marina Bandar al Rowdha.

The championships will feature sailors competing in Optimist, Laser 4.7 and windsurfing classes.

“We have around 350 youngsters taking part in the community programme at each of our four sailing schools, and the best 20 from each schools will compete in Musannah,” said Mohsin al Busaidi, Oman Sail’s youth sailing development manager.

The championships will also serve as a test event for the International Optimist Dinghy Association’s (IODA) 2019 Optimist Asian & Oceanian Championship, which will be held at the same venue from September 30-October 7.

“The Oman Sailing Championships has always provided a great environment for our young sailors to test themselves and represent their schools,” said Rashid al Kindi, Oman Sail’s national sailing team manager.

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