Sunday, 7 Mar 2021
Omani sailors are celebrating a clean sweep of class of victories at the competitive UAE Regatta Championship held in Abu Dhabi.

Young Oman Sail racers earn clean sweep of class victories

Young racers from each the youth and national teams made a series of impressive final results to best the leaderboard in each and every of the 4 classes they competed in. Oman Sail’s Optimist youth team sailors in specific distinguished themselves, filling seven of the best 10 locations in the 37-robust fleet with Mohammed al Qasmi in very first location and Saleem al Alawi second.

Not to be overshadowed, their teammates racing in the Laser four.7 class has six in the best 10 locations, Adbulmalik al Hinai major the way with outright victory. Oman national team sailors Hussain al Jabri and Ahmed Alwheibi took very first and second in the Laser Standard class, whilst Ahmed al Balushi topped the leader board in an ultra-competitive Laser Radial fleet which saw the best 3 racers finish level on points, the outcome only decided on the countback method. Equally exceptional, Zakariya al Wahabi completed fourth just a point behind in what was his very first ever regatta in the Radial getting created the alter from the four.7 just two months ago.

Mohsin al Busaidi, Oman Sail’s youth improvement manager, stated, “It was a good regatta for the whole team and we were pushing them for even better. It is the second year we have taken part in this regatta in Adu Dhabi, and we have been working well together with the Abu Dhabi Sailing & Yacht Club so they come to our regattas and we go to theirs. It is a highly competitive fleet with some very good sailors.”

Information Source: Muscat Daily

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