Mussanah Open Championship 2021

A Competitive Showcase in Oman

Following a successful track-record in hosting international sailing events, the Sultanate of Oman has garnered worldwide attention as one of the world’s most exciting event hosts and emerging tourist hotspot. The eyes of the sailing community will turn to Oman during the Mussanah Open Championship 2021, which will also act as the Final Olympic qualification for Asian and African nations.

Notice Of Race

The updated notice of race (NOR) as of 15 March 2021 is available for download here.

Entry List

Final entry list for all classes is available for download here.

The Racing

Racing will be structured to include six days of qualifying featuring 102 sailors from 16 countries across all five classes before the highest performers breakaway to achieve their goals and to qualify for the 2020 Olympic Games.

Event Programme:

Day Date Time Remarks
Thursday 1 April 10:30 – 17:00 Registration / Equipment Inspection
Friday 2 April 09:30 – 10:00 Team Leaders Meeting
10:30 – 17:00 Registration / Equipment Inspection
Saturday 3 April 10:00 Coach Briefing
12:55 Racing
Sunday 4 April 10:00 Coach Briefing
12:55 Racing
Monday 5 April 10:00 Coach Briefing
12:55 Racing
Tuesday 6 April 10:00 Coach Briefing
12:55 Racing
Wednesday 7 April 11:00 Coach Briefing
13:25 Racing
Thursday 8 April 11:00 Coach Briefing
12:55 Racing
18:00 Prize Giving and Closing Ceremony

The Venue

Al Mussanah Sports City:
Located approximately 100km north of Muscat International Airport, Al Mussanah Sport City is has hosted a wide variety of continental and world championships:

  • 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 World Championships 2015
  • IODA Asian & Oceanian Championship 2019
  • World Sailing Annual Conference 2013
  • ASAF General Meeting 2019

    Key Features:

  • 4-star 320-room hotel within operated byinternational hotel chain Millennium.
  • Accommodation for competitors, coaches, ocials and other sta 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 56 sailing boats and training purposes.
  • 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 magnicent 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 flavour.

Oman’s coastline is a paradise for
explorers. Its abundance of wildlife includes whales, dolphins, turtles,
seahorses, and amingos.
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.

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Arrival into Oman will take place between March 14th and March 25th 2021. Teams will arrive by air via Muscat International Airport or by road from the United Arab Emirates.

All travel guidelines will be adhered to by all teams 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 Millennium Hotel, Al Mussanah via an official event vehicle (80 Euro charge for return trip).
  • All attendees of the event will stay at the Millennium Hotel, Al Mussanah. No other accommodation will be allowed to be used throughout the event period.
  • Upon arrival at the Millennium Hotel, Al Mussanah, all attendees of the event will follow the hotel’s COVID-19 procedures.
  • Event attendees will be required to quarantine within the Millennium Hotel for 7 days from arrival before they can go on the water.
  • During this quarantine period, all attendees agree to follow the guidlines 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: March 4th, 2021

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