Awaken your sense of adventure; discover authentic Oman.

Since its first edition in 2011, EFG Sailing Arabia – The Tour has grown in stature to become the region’s annual premier offshore race and a favourite winter destination for sailors around the globe.

2018 marks another milestone, with the introduction of Diam24 as the official class. The 8th edition of EFG Sailing Arabia – The Tour will be a new, multi-stage event that showcases the beauty of the Sultanate of Oman from 3rd to 17th February 2018, featuring:

  • 4 Inport Races
  • 3 Coastal Raids
  • 3 Offshore Legs

 

Experience authentic Oman

EFG Sailing Arabia – The Tour offers a unique insight into the Sultanate of Oman’s culture, making the event an incredible adventure that goes far beyond offering fast and furious sailing. The cultural and educational elements of The Tour add an entirely new aspect; crews, teams and sponsors will explore the breathtaking landscapes and mystical traditions of Oman as a tourist destination, with local guides creating an incredibly safe, informed and interesting environment.

Start your season racing in Oman’s ideal wind conditions

With Northern Europe in deep winter, Oman offers outstanding warm weather racing for the Diam24 class. Hosted in February, top amateurs and professionals from Europe, North America and beyond compete in warm, sunny weather alongside the very best sailors and up and coming talent from the Sultanate of Oman.

One Design Boat

Varied wind speeds provide exhilarating race conditions as each team competes on an identical Diam24. With every team using the same boat, preparation, teamwork, technical skill, strategy and absolute professionalism determines the result, making EFG Sailing Arabia – The Tour a battle of wits designed to bring out the best in competing crews.

“It has been a fantastic experience being a part of a race that has grown more prestigious each year and put the region on the map for a global annual event for burgeoning and experienced sailors alike”
George Catsiapis, Managing Director, EFG Bank (Monaco), EFG International
“EFG Sailing Arabia – The Tour has become the perfect successor to the Tour de France à la Voile. The concept of combining inshore races with legs is very attractive.”

Lorenz Muller, Skipper Bienne Voile

Powered by Oman Sail

Organised by Oman Sail, an internationally accomplished sailing and sports event management organisation, EFG Sailing Arabia – The Tour connects sailors with Oman’s long-standing nautical traditions as they explore dramatic coastlines in the Omani peninsular.

Since 2008, Oman Sail has run sailing programmes for thousands of young Omani women and men. Pledging to teach 70,000 Omani children to sail by 2020, we are inspiring a generation to discover and enjoy this fantastic sport.

Oman Sail also coaches high-achieving racing teams, role models whose ultimate objective are the Olympics. Our star sailors have already achieved many victories and the National Youth Squad regularly excels in regional and international competitions.

We are ambassadors for Oman, highlighting a cosmopolitan and hospitable country and a prime destination for sports, tourism, business and commercial investment.