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11th​
Edition

Start your 2021 season with Oman’s premier offshore race.

5

Venues

3

In-Port Races

3

Costal Raids

1

Off-Shore Leg

Why join the race?

Experience
authentic
Oman​

EFG Sailing Arabia - The Tour, offering a unique insight into the Sultanate of Oman’s culture, makes the event an incredible adventure extending far beyond the fast and furious sailing. The cultural and educational elements of The Tour add an entirely new aspect; crews, teams and sponsors will explore with local guides the breathtaking landscapes and mystical traditions of Oman in an incredibly safe, stimulating and informative environment.

Engage
local
communities

EFG Sailing Arabia – The Tour provides an ideal platform to engage with local communities in the Sultanate of Oman, including official dignitaries and corporate clients. The Tour offers a unique insight into regional tourism and culture, as well as business development and Corporate Social Responsibilty (CSR) opportunities. Together, these convert the event into an experience that extends far beyond sailing.

Ideal
weather
conditions

Hosted whilst Northern Europe is in the midst of winter, the weather during February in Oman offers an outstanding competitive experience for the Diam24 class, with varied wind speeds providing exhilarating race conditions. Top amateurs and professionals from Europe, North America and beyond will compete in warm, sunny weather alongside the Sultanate of Oman’s finest sailors and up and coming talent.

One
design
boat

A battle of wits designed to bring out the best in competing crews, each team competes on an identical DIAM24, meaning that the preparation, teamwork, technical skill, strategy and absolute professionalism determine the result of EFG Sailing Arabia - The Tour.

Awaken your sense of adventure;
discover authentic Oman

Racing against the finest sailors in the DIAM class, EFG Sailing Arabia - The Tour provides you with an opportunity to immerse in another culture, whilst embracing world-renowned Omani hospitality.

Bordered by the Arabian Gulf, Gulf of Oman and the Arabian Sea, the Sultanate of Oman has a total area of approximately 309,500 km2, making it the third largest country in the Arabian Peninsula.

With its magnificent desert, freshwater wadis, secret oases and breathtaking mountain ranges, Oman is full  of opportunities for adventure. Alongside the country’s natural wealth is its rich culture, which blends historical features  with modern infrastructure. In Sur, sailors will visit the Dhow Factory, where artisans employ centuries-old techniques  to build traditional Arabian ships.

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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.

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24 January - 6 February 2021