5 May2021, Muscat: Registration for the Asian Windsurfing Championships 2021 in Khasab, Musandam, is now open. Taking place from 11 to 16 October 2021, the event, organised by Oman Sail, will bring together talented male and female surfers in the Techno293, Techno293Plus and the foiling Formula Windsurfing class, which will be making its Asian Windsurfing Championship debut this year.

The fleet will feature 50 of the best windsurfers from 15 countries in Asia, including past champions and talented young riders. Conditions in Khasab are expected to be perfect for sailing, with winds typically between 7 and 15 knots. A combination of powerful sea breezes and pleasant waves will challenge the competitors while also providing the platform for exhilarating action on the water.

Taking place in Khasab, Musandam, fifty of the best windsurfers from 15 countries in Asia will compete over six days between 11-16 October 2021, including past champions and promising young riders from 15 countries. Conditions are expected to be perfect for sailing with a combination of powerful sea breezes and pleasant waves making for ideal sailing conditions while shining a light on Musandam as one of Oman’s most exciting and unexplored tourist destinations.

Rashid Al Kindi, Director of Sailing at Oman Sail, said, “This is an exciting return to elite competition for windsurfers across Asia and a great opportunity to introduce Khasab as a new venue in Oman for world class sport. We are looking forward to welcoming the fleet to Oman and one of the first international events post-Tokyo 2020. As well as being a major continental championship for the Asia region, this is also the first step for many on the road to Paris 2024.”

Piotr Oleksiak, International Windsurfing Association manager, said, “The introduction of the Formula Foil this year makes the Asian Windsurfing Championships 2021 an interesting proposition going forward. We are delighted to be returning to Oman, which has become the example to follow for the growth of sailing in Asia. This is an important event for the sailors in all classes, as both a return to action and a chance to compete for the title of Asian Champion in the three classes. We look forward to enjoying Oman’s traditional warm hospitality at a great new venue in Khasab, Musandam.”

The Asian Windsurfing Championships 2021 will be held at the Atana Musandam Hotel, Musandam, the northernmost exclave of the Sultanate of Oman. Its spectacular landscape has seen the area become known as the ‘Norway of the Middle East’ due to the imposing mountains rising from the sea and its clear blue seas reminiscent of the Scandinavian fjords, known locally as khors.

The city of Khasab, just two hours’ drive from Dubai and a short flight from Oman’s capital, Muscat, has the potential to become Oman’s next thriving tourism hotspot. The 2021 Asian Windsurfing Championships will shine the spotlight on the wonderful scenery, rich marine life and growing capacity to hold large scale events and cater to visitors seeking a unique experience in the Sultanate of Oman.

Online registration for the Asian Windsurfing Championships 2021 is open until 6 October 2021. To register, view the Notice of Race, and find out more about the championships, visit the official website, https://asians2021.internationalwindsurfing.com/.