Asian Windsurfing Championship 2021

Elite windsurfing returns to Oman in 2021

The Sultanate of Oman has garnered worldwide attention as one of the world’s most exciting event hosts, boasting an impressive growing roster of international events in several sailing disciplines. The country has also gained notoriety as an impressive emerging tourist hotspot. In October 2021, the spotlight will shine on Khasab in the Musandam peninsula, Oman’s northernmost Governorate jutting out into the Strait of Hormuz, for the Asian Windsurfing Championships 2021, which will be the first time the Formula Foil windsurfing class will be represented at the championships.

Notice Of Race

The updated notice of race (NOR) as of 22 April 2021 is available for download here.

The Racing

Racing will be structured to include six days of qualifying featuring 50 riders from 15 countries across all three classes, in separate male and female competitions. After five days of racing, the winners will be named Asian Champion in Formula Windsurfing Foil, Techno293 Junior, Techno293 Youth, Techno293 Plus Youth and Techno293 Plus Open classes.

Event Programme:

Day Date Time Remarks
Monday 11 October 8:00 – 12 :00 17:00 – 18 :00 18:00 – 19 :00 Registration / Equipment Check Competitors Briefing Opening Ceremony
Tuesday 12 October 10:00 – 12:00 12:15 – 12:40 13:00 Late registration / Equipment Check Coach Briefing Racing
Wednesday 13 October 10:30 – 11:00 13:00 Coach Briefing Racing
Thursday 14 October 10:30 – 11:00 13:00 Coach Briefing Racing
Friday 15 October 10:30 – 11:00 13:00 Coach Briefing Racing
Saturday 16 October 10:30 – 11:00 13:00 18:00 – 19:00 Coach Briefing Racing Closing Ceremony

The Venue

Atana Khasab Musandam Hotel:
The 4-star Atana Khasab resort is perched on a rock face, offering panoramic views of the remarkable Musandam shoreline where pods of dolphins frolic throughout the year. Located in one of the most spectacular locations in the Sultanate, the Atana Khasab reflects the spirit of the country, and features state-of-the-art facilities and services. The hotel is located 195km from Dubai and 500km from Oman’s capital city, Muscat.

Key Features:

  • 4-star 120-room hotel within operated by international hotel chain Atana.
  • 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 central drop-off and vehicle parking area.
  • 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 breath-taking 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.
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 offers 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.

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Arrival into Oman will take place between October 00th and October 00th 2021. Teams will arrive by air via Muscat International Airport, Dubai International Airport, or by road from the United Arab Emirates.

All travel guidelines will be adhered to by all competitors prior to arrival to Oman. These are currently:


  • All attendees of the event arriving into Oman will be required to undergo a PCR test at least 72-hours before their scheduled arrival and to present a certified medical certificate of a negative COVID-19 test result.
  • All attendees of the event arriving in Oman are required to have international health insurance covering the cost of COVID-19 treatment valid for one month.
  • All attendees of the event will be required to pre-book the PCR test to take upon their arrival in Muscat International Airport. This can be done through the Tarrasud+ app. Event attendees will be required to pay the relevant test fee.
  • All attendees of the event to download (Tarrasud+) application prior to arrival in the Sultanate.
  • All attendees of the event arriving in Oman from any country will undergo another COVID-19 PCR test on arrival, wear Tarrasud+ bracelet and then be transported directly to the Atana Khasab Musandam Hotel via an official event vehicle (80 Euro charge for return trip).
  • All attendees of the event will stay at the Atana Khasab Musandam Hotel, Musandam. No other accommodation will be allowed to be used throughout the event period.
  • Upon arrival at the Atana Khasab Hotel Musandam, all attendees of the event will follow the hotel’s COVID-19 procedures.
  • Event attendees will be required to quarantine within the Atana Khasab Hotel Musandam for 7 days from arrival before they can go on the water.
  • During this quarantine period, all attendees agree to follow the guidelines set out by the event organisers.
  • Any attendees who have received a COVID-19 vaccine, must travel with their vaccination certificate and will be exempt from any quarantine procedures.

Latest update: April 22, 2021

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