Julian Bethwaite and the International 49er Class Association welcome interested parties to become licensed 49er builders. We are seeking excellent boatbuilders to join our existing builders to help supply the…Read More
Hyères, France – Among the ten Olympic events, the skiff fleets are in an equipment transition and are not yet required to use the new class legal spars and sails.…Read More
Eya Guezguez of Tunisia The 49er Class is saddened by the passing of Eya Guezguez (TUN) during a training incident last week. Eya represented Tunisia at the Tokyo Olympics and…Read More
The Path to Paris is one year shorter than normal, but like normal, Princessa Sophia (Palma regatta) kicks off the unofficial start of the action. All of the 49er, 49erFX,…Read More
Vilamoura Sailing stage centre is increasingly sought after by the main sailing teams from allover the World. The 4th Portugal Grand Prix (Round 2), which was sailed between 20 and…Read More
Day 3, the “LEVANTE” wind kicked in today Vilamoura, champagne sailing conditions. The9er’s had a full blast today. In the FX fleet the Danish team Johanne Isaksen SCHMIDT /Andrea SCHMIDT…Read More
The 5th Portugal Grand Prix, a World Sailing Ranking event, will have in its Round 2, bigfleets in all classes. The 49er Fleet with 30 teams from 12 countries and…Read More
Saturday, February 19, 2022.- The final of the second edition of the Lanzarote International Regatta begins with the 49er fleet, going out to a racecourse with almost no wave that…Read More
Ø The Gran Canarian María Cantero (ESP) showed mastery of the Lanzarote regatta course in a complicated day with strong winds and big waves, getting a second place along with…Read More
Perched on the southeast coast of the Arabian Peninsula, the Sultanate of Oman’s stark beauty and vastly contrasting landscapes have enchanted growing numbers of tourists each year. With its magnificent desert, secret oases and breathtaking mountain ranges, Oman is an alluring destination. A tropical underwater paradise lies beneath the turquoise sea, caressing the white sandy beaches that adorn the country’s stunning 3,165 km coastline.
Alongside this natural wealth is Oman’s rich culture, which blends with modern infrastructure and historical features that span over 7,000 years. Grand forts, exquisite palaces and mystical souqs are sights to behold in the capital, Muscat. A visit to Oman makes you feel right at home from the time you arrive, until the moment you leave. The Sultanate is full of opportunities for adventure, including fascinating tours with an Arabian flavour.
Oman’s coastline is a paradise for explorers. Its abundance of wildlife includes whales, dolphins, turtles, seahorses, and flamingos. Underwater, its incredible marine life is found close to the water’s surface.
The mountains cover approximately 15% of the country’s land mass. Oman’s main mountain range is the 10,000 foot Al Hajar, which runs from Musandam in the North to the extreme limit of the Arabian Peninsula, Ras Al Had.
Sands and deserts occupy the remaining area; these include two large sand deserts – The Wahiba Sands known as Rimalat Al Wahiba and part of the Empty Quarter (Rub Al Khali). Here you can learn about Bedouin culture, camp under a dome of stars and experience the beauty of dawn in the desert.
Oman is known for its tropical climate whilst still subject to seasonal changes. From October through April, the Sultanate offers a lovely climate, with an average temperature of 23 degrees C. Combined with welcoming hospitality, warm seas and stunning landscapes, you can see why tourism in Oman is a growing industry.