International Radial sailors to compete in Oman in November

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ILCA Radial sailors from around the world will arrive in Oman to compete against the best in the world as Oman Sail steps in to host the 2021 ILCA Radial World Championships in Mussanah, near Muscat.
Oman Sail’s winter sailing season will now have a welcome extension as 160 Laser Radial sailors converge in Mussanah from 29 November to 6 December for the 2021 ILCA Radial World Championships.
Originally due to be hosted in Houston, USA, the event faced cancellation until the Sultanate of Oman stepped in to ensure the championships can take place and allow the top ranked female and male sailors from 50 nations an opportunity to compete to be the best in the world in their class.
The addition of this prestigious event means that the eyes of the sailing world will be on Al Mussanah Sports City towards the end of the year with the 49er, 49erFX, and Nacra 17 World Championships taking place from November 16-21, the opening ceremony, and first leg of the 11th edition of Sailing Arabia – The Tour kicking off on November24 and the 50th Youth Sailing World Championships, one of the most significant competitions in the sailing calendar, starting on December 11.

Oman Sail’s privilege
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File pic of Mussanah Race Week in 2015

Dr Khamis al Jabri, CEO of Oman Sail, said, “Oman Sail is honoured to be able to offer ILCA Radial sailors from around the world an opportunity to compete against the best in the world. Winter will be a busy time for sailing in Oman and brings with it a welcome socio-economic impact which will benefit the community in Mussanah and across the country as we begin the journey back to normality after a long period of downtime. We are excited to again show the capability of our nation to host a high-profile event and look forward to sharing our warm hospitality with the world once more.”
Andrus Poksi of the International Laser Class Association, said, “The Sultanate of Oman has a long and proud maritime history and has gained a strong reputation as hosts in recent years. We are glad to be able to ensure the continuity of the ILCA Radial World Championships with the support of such capable hosts in Oman Sail and the ideal sailing conditions offered by the country in November.”
The 2021 ILCA Radial World Championships will be hosted at the Barcelo Resort Mussanah. Both men’s and women’s competitions will run concurrently with competitors enjoying a day of practice before the championships officially start. Racing will take place each day before splitting the fleets to allow the leaders to compete for podium positions on the final day.

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