2021 49er, 49erFx & Nacra17 World Championships
A Competitive Showcase in Oman
No longer a hidden gem, the Sultanate of Oman has garnered worldwide attention as one of the world’s most exciting emerging tourist hotspots. The eyes of the sailing community will turn to Oman during the 49er World Championships 2021 with an incredible opportunity for visitors to explore the country.
49er Class First
For the first time in its history, the 49er World Championships are taking place in Asia. The world’s best sailors in the class will take to the warm waters of Oman to test themselves in the first global sailing event post-2020 Tokyo Olympic Games.
Racing will be structured to include three days of qualifying featuring 400 sailors across all three classes before the highest performers breakaway to form the ‘Gold Fleet’ and compete for medals in the Finals Series over the final three days. Detailed event programme will be made available here soon.
Barcelo Mussanah Resort:
Located approximately 100km north of Muscat International Airport, The centre stage for world sailing events and Olympic qualifiers:
- 2nd Asian Beach Games 2010
- The Extreme Sailing Series from 2011
- The Laser World Championships 2013
- The RS:X Worlds 2015
- The Laser Radial Women’s Championships 2015
- IODA Asian & Oceanian Championship 2019
- Asia and Africa Olympic Qualifier 2021
- 4-star 320-room hotel within operated by international hotel chain Barceló.
- Accommodation for competitors, coaches, officials and other staff involved in the regatta.
- Restaurant and recreation facilities within the athletes’ village.
- Media Centre with special conference facilities, studios, internet facilities, etc.
- A marina for 400 sailing boats and training purposes.
- A central drop-off and vehicle parking area including shuttle buses for the event.
- Ample storage space/areas for competitors, coaches and equipment providers.
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 favour.
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.
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.
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.
Tropical climate is what Oman is known for whilst still subject to seasonal changes. From October through to April, the Sultanate oers a
lovely climate, with an average
temperature of 23oC. Combined with welcoming hospitality, warm seas and
stunning landscapes, you can see why tourism in Oman is a growing industry.
10 - 14
Average Precipitation /
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Oman’s Olympic Aspirations
Oman Sail’s commitment to its 49er programme has led to the development of world-class talent, including duo Musab Al Hadi and Waleed Al Kindi, and Abdul Rahman Al Mashari and Ahmed Al Hasani. Musab and Waleed are reigning Asian Champions and on the verge of making history as the frst Omani sailors to qualify for the Olympic Games 2021.
Musab Al Hadi
Waleed Al Kindi
Abdul Rahman Al Mashari
Ahmed Al Hassani