2023 Mussanah Race Week
Showcasing the talents of young sailors in Oman's clear blue seas
Back for the 12th edition, Mussanah Race Week gets underway on 18- 24 October 2023. Fifty sailors from across the region and beyond will compete in Optimist, ILCA, RS Venture and iQFoil, Techno and 29er Open category classes as the most promising sailors head to Mussanah for a week of racing, coaching and learning from each other.
Notice Of Race
The Notice of Race (NOR) is now available!
Entry fee: USD 150 per sailor (58 OMR).
18 October 2023
Official arrival day
Registration and equipment inspections
09:00 – 12:00
19 October 2023
Registration and equipment inspections
20 October 2023
21 October 2023
Races (First warning signal)
22 October 2023
23 October 2023
24 October 2023
Barcelo Mussanah Resort:
The venue is approximately 100km north of Muscat International Airport. Oman Sail manages all the marina facilities, offering 54 quality berths, dockside support and first-class facilities including boat cleaning, assistance upon arrival, and a fuel dock.
One of Oman Sail’s four sailing schools operates from Al Mussanah Sports City and is the base for our National Sailing Teams.
The site has the infrastructure and facilities required to expand the country’s existing tourism industry and the capability of hosting world-class events on an environmentally friendly basis.
- 4-star Barceló Mussanah Resort within the Al Mussanah Sports City.
- Accommodation for competitors, coaches, officials and other staff involved in the regatta.
- Restaurant and recreation facilities within the event village.
- Media Centre with special conference facilities, studios, internet facilities, etc.
- A 54-berth marina.
- A central drop-off and vehicle parking area including shuttle buses for the event.
- Ample storage space/areas for competitors, coaches and equipment providers.
- Fully staffed workshop with facilities for sanding, spray, fiberglass and engine repairs.
The international hotel chain Barceló operates on site at the sports city. The hotel has 308 rooms alongside a range of restaurants and sports and leisure facilities. This 4-star hotel is being proposed to accommodate everyone involved in the regatta, from participants and their team leaders, to coaches and event staff.
Additional self-catering accommodation is available in the vicinity of Al Mussanah Sport City for spectators and families attending the championships.
Oman At A Glance
The Sultanate of Oman has made tremendous progress developing the sport of sailing over the last 14 years. The next step in the country’s vision to reignite the nation’s maritime history is to host the Mussanah Race Week, which will bring young sailors to the beautiful shores of the Sultanate.
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 Vision towards 2040 – Care for Our Environment is Paramount
As the Sultanate of Oman works towards achieving the 12 national priorities set out in its Vision 2040, Oman Sail is fully committed to materially contributing to the prosperity of the nation.
One of the nation’s 12 national priorities is to ensure that Oman’s beautiful natural landscape is protected long in to the future.
The environmental health of Oman is embedded in every aspect of Oman Sail’s activities. The staging of the Youth World Championships would provide a platform for us to drive greater awareness of the importance of environmental sustainability and the added benefits for Omanis for generations to come.