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2-10 April 2021 / Mussanah, Oman

2021 Mussanah Open Championship

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Members of the US Sailing team training in their 49er dinghies in the Californian waters

2025 World Championship for 49er, 49erFX, and Nacra 17 set for Long Beach, CA

Olympians looking to LA 2028 have their first marker on that path as the 2025 49er, 49erFX, and Nacra 17 will be held on Olympic waters in Long Beach, California, USA. The classes signed an MOU with the Long Beach Olympic Classes Organizing Committee (LBOCOC) to put in place the plans necessary to hold this joint world championship in the first year of the LA quadrennial.

The LBOCOC was formed to run key Olympic Classes racing on the Olympic waters and has already begun planning an annual event starting in the summer of 2021. This is their first agreement to host a major championship and will be a milestone for all involved on the path to hosing an amazing Olympics in 2028.

“The 49er Class is thrilled to be able to head to the Olympic venue early in the LA quadrennial for teams to get familiar with the challenge they are heading into,” said 49er Class President, Jyrki Jarvi.

“Nacra 17 sailors love to go fast and Long Beach is known for it’s amazing sailing conditions, and it will be a fantastic spot for our Worlds in 2025,” said Nacra 17 Class President, Nathan Outteridge.

Over the next few years the LBOCOC will work with all local and national stakeholders to define the exact shape and form of this championship so that everything necessary for a wonderful Worlds are in place for 2025.

To follow the 49er and Nacra17 visit their websites. For information on the US Open series of Olympic Classes event within North America, visit their newly formed website.

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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.