Since the Tokyo Olympics, Nacra 17 has adopted two small changes to the rudder systems to help improve safety and performance. Both changes will be incorporated by the fleet over…Read More
https://youtu.be/x9QlsL2MjzE Gimson and Burnet Paving the Path to Paris While the other medal winners of the ‘fast boat’ fleets are taking vacations and signing autographs, Gimson and Burnet (GBR) already…Read More
Only 1 point separates first from second in 49er, while Van Aanholt / de Ruyter (NED) and Gimson / Brunet (GBR) well ahead in FX, Nacra 17 respectively It was…Read More
https://youtu.be/JL4toneX4MY White and Unwin (GBR) win the day Rupert White with Kirstie Urwin scored a pair of third and won the middle race to move up from ninth to third…Read More
French Nacra Squad Making Strides Paris, and the sailing in Marseilles, will be here before we know it. For three French Nacra 17 teams, they are working cooperatively on the…Read More
https://youtu.be/5dq9F9ynZ-Y Training Partners Step Up Most of the big names in 49er sailing are taking some well earned time off after Tokyo. As such, now is the time for the…Read More
https://youtu.be/Op6pjx9omlc New sis on the block The Schultheis sisters had a storybook start to their first ever European Championships winning all three races. Fresh out of the 29er class, with…Read More
Ruggero Tita with Caterina Banti (ITA) completed their win in the Nacra 17 in a no-nonsense and straightforward fashion to claim a clear victory in Tokyo 2020. They went into…Read More
Tita and Banti (ITA) on the reach leg in full control. It was not meant to go like this. The Nacra 17 fleet is an assembly of incredibly experienced, accomplish,…Read More
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 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 flamingos. Underwater, its incredible marine life is found close to the water’s surface.
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.
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.
Oman is known for its tropical climate whilst still subject to seasonal changes. From October through April, the Sultanate offers a lovely climate, with an average temperature of 23 degrees C. Combined with welcoming hospitality, warm seas and stunning landscapes, you can see why tourism in Oman is a growing industry.