The Oman Sail team will meet again their cohorts of Nastro Rosa at Sailing Arabia
Muscat:Five members of the Oman Sail team traveled to Italy to participate in the upcoming Marina MilitareNastro Rosa tour which will be held in the port cities of the Italian coast from August 26 to September 20, 2021.
The team will take part in the first six stages before joining their teammates in Switzerland to train for the Star Sailors League final which runs from September 21 to October 4, 2021.
Team captain Nasser Al Mashari, along with Hussain Al Jabri, Ali Al Balushi, Haitham Al Wahaibi and Akram Al Wahaibi, will proudly represent Oman at the races in Genoa, Rome, Gaeta, Naples, Brindisi and Bari before joining their teammates for the Star Sailors League Finals. The 12-man squad will face professional teams from around the world for the Sir Roland Symonette Trophy in Oman’s first major international tournament for elite sailors after the pandemic.
Nasser Al Mashari said: “We are all looking forward to getting back on the water and taking every possible opportunity to learn, train and compete. The Nastro Rosa Tour is a great opportunity to gain experience on the DIAM 24 ahead of Sailing Arabia – The Tour later this year, to assess our performance and to measure ourselves against very experienced sailors in Italy and the Star Sailors League in Switzerland.
The Oman Sail team will meet their cohorts of Nastro Rosa again at Sailing Arabia – The Tour when the Italian team travels to Oman to participate in the first race off the Sultanate, which runs from November 24 to December 5. 2021.
In most seasons, the Star Sailors League finalists are the top-ranked teams based on five major events each year, but due to the lack of international competition, teams have been asked to ensure it may there be a winner this year. The Sultanate of Oman was selected on the basis of the country’s impressive track record of sailors and the country’s long-standing pedigree in global sailing. The finals adopt a knockout-style knockout format to decide the eventual winners.
The team will then return to Oman ahead of a busy winter season which will see Oman Sail host seven major tournaments, including the 2021 Youth Sailing World Championships, 2021 49er World Championships, 49er FX & Nacra 17 and the 2021 ICLA Radial World Championships. directed towards these coasts. .
Oman Sail will also host the 2021 Asian Championships 49er, 49er FX & Nacra 17 and the 2021 Asian Windsurfing Championships, alongside regular Oman sailing calendar events when Mussanah Race Week and Sailing Arabia – The Tour 2021 will close the year as a competitive sailing spotlight. shines on the Sultanate.