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16-21 November 2021 / Oman

2021 World Championship

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Paul Kohlhoff and Alica Stuhlemmer (GER) dominated early going at the Lanzarote International Regatta to take a ten point lead after the first day or racing. In windy, wavy and shifty consitions these two showed they are ready for challenging weather, and that might scare Tokyo bound teams.

Lanzarote was chosen as a training destination by many Olympic fleets in part because of it’s similarities to Tokyo conditions, and if that’s the case the Olympic fleet should be worried about the Germans. Kohlhoff and Stuhlemmer have been fast in big breeze all quad long, expecially in flatter waters, but it seems their big wave skills are also elite and if the right conditoins show up in Tokyo it may be to their advantage.

Sinten Kurtbay and Janne Jarvin (FIN) sit in eighth overall, narrowly ahead of van der Meer and Bouwer (NED) who sit in ninth. Greece, Russia, Croatia, and Hungary all follow in the chase for the final Olympic berth.

Racing continues until March 26th with a medal race that will be live broadcast. The 49er fleet is also racing.

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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.

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