Tenth edition of international MRW regatta from February 25

August 29, 2019

Oman Sail will organise the tenth edition of the international youth regatta – Mussanah Race Week (MRW) – from February 24-March 1.

International sailors will compete in Optimist, Laser 4.7, Laser Radial and Techno 293 windsurfing classes at the event.

Besides the classes, the 2020 event will also host the Techno Asian Championships with sailors competing in the T293 and T293 Plus classes.

“Over the past decade the Mussanah Race Week has offered a great platform for young sailors from Oman, the region and increasingly from around the world to come together and learn and compete in a friendly environment,” said Rashid al Kindi, Oman Sail’s national team manager.

“Oman Sail has great experience of running events like this, and 95 per cent of the race management team are Omanis. We are delighted to also host the Techno Asian Championships within the regatta,” he added.

The regatta will see four days of racing which will be preceded  by three days of coaching and practice races. Training in each of the classes will provided by world-class professional racing sailors.

“The coaching and training on offer has always been an integral part of Mussanah Race Week,” said Mohsin al Busaidi, Oman Sail’s youth sailing development manager.

“The 2019 regatta attracted 125 sailors from 21 countries. Next year’s event will also witness sailors putting their skills and talent to the test with the full support of an expert team,” he added.

The Mussanah Sports City offers world-class facilities  andregistration for participation  in the tenth edition has already begun from August 21.

The venue has hosted several international sailing events, including the 2013 Laser World Championship and 2015 Laser Radial World Championship.