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Santiago Lange (ARG) is the new President of the International Nacra 17 Class Association. The Nacra 17 executive co-opted Santi officially into the role at an executive meeting on December 8th. Santi stepped up to the commitment and is prepared to lead us through the World Sailing Event review for the 2028 Olympics. He takes over from Nathan Outteridge (AUS) who has turned his focus toward the next America’s Cup.

Santiago is a world-class sailor with unrivaled experience in the sport. He won gold in the Nacra 17 in Rio 2016 and competed in Tokyo 2020. He now aims at Paris 2024 and is a committed defender of the sailors in the class. 

Santi also has extensive Olympic and professional sailing experience, with medals in the Tornado and racing/coaching/consulting in the America’s Cup, TP52, SailGP, and more.

He has for years been a leader within the class and is always approachable to fleet members. He is a champion of serving all sailors in supporting the Nacra 17 Class in its success.

“We are in a pivotal moment for multi-hull sailing in the Olympics. On the one hand, we have reached a point of stability, durability, and performance in the Nacra 17 worthy of Olympic inclusion. On the other hand, the time, effort, and money it has taken to get to this point for sailors and other stakeholders in the Olympic community have led some to question our future.

As a class, we must showcase how the multihull remains the best opportunity for mixed sailing to thrive,” Santiago Lange

Cecelia Caranza Saroli with Santiago Lange

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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