EFG SAILING ARABIA – THE TOUR

Launched by Oman Sail in 2011, EFG Sailing Arabia – The Tour was designed to reignite the Gulf region’s maritime heritage by celebrating the fast-growing sport of sailing and the opportunities that it represents. The regatta is also an opportunity to showcase the beautiful region as the ideal winter sailing destination and present its offerings as an international stage for high-calibre sailing events.

EFG Sailing Arabia – The Tour is contested in a fleet of identical Farr 30 yachts – one of the most exciting boats on the professional sailing circuit – along a course, which stretches each crew to the full, testing their skill, teamwork and versatility.

In its short history, EFG Sailing Arabia – The Tour has gained global recognition, attracting top amateur and professional sailors from four continents and blue-chip sponsors. Now in its seventh year, The Tour has become one of the most respected and dynamic sailing regattas on the international circuit.

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THE 2017 ROUTE AND SCHEDULE

The fleet of identical Farr 30s will start their anti-clockwise campaigns at Al Mouj in Muscat where they can open their accounts by scoring points in the first in port race. From there they head north on the first leg to Sohar, a relatively short sprint of 105 nautical miles. The second leg takes them to Khasab, the capital of the Musandam Peninsula which made its debut on the Tour last year before the fleet heads to Abu Dhabi in a 153 nms leg. It will be back to sea for a 160 nms dash to Doha in Qatar where more points will be up for grabs in the second round of in port races before the last and longest leg (205nms) to Dubai, which will count for double points.

The timing and length of each race is subject to local weather conditions.