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2-10 April 2021 / Mussanah, Oman

2021 Mussanah Open Championship

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The 49er and Nacra 17 Classes are pleased to announce the European Olympic Qualifier for 49er, 49erFX, and Nacra 17 and the African Qualifier for Nacra 17 will be in Lanzarote, Spain.

The racing days are March 23-28, 2021 giving teams 5 weeks to arrive and prepare for the regatta.

The Princess Sofia Regatta was meant to be the qualifier, but it was forced to postpone until after the Olympics.

Lanzarote recently held a winter series and many teams are already on site. Teams needing to arrive will need a recent PCR test and a visa. Please check out the NOR for emails on who to contact for help on getting a visa.

Lanzarote, in the Canary Islands, represents a cross section of all sailing. Wonderful local conditions including strong winds and rolling seas are blended with being a stop off point for trans oceanic voyages currently and in the distant past.

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Oman at a Glance

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.