• Qatar Inport Racing 2015

Doha’s inport race keeps EFG BANK (MONACO) in prime position

2017-01-09T15:38:44+02:00 February 28th, 2015|Tags: , , , |

The EFG Sailing Arabia - The Tour is a demonstration of Oman Sail’s passion for the sport and its commitment to help bring together the best sailing talent in the GCC to race against elite international sailors. The inport racing today showed how Oman Sail’s fleet of identical one-design Farr 30s encourages healthy competition. The

  • Team EFG Win Leg 6


2017-01-09T15:38:44+02:00 February 25th, 2015|Tags: , |

EFG Bank (Monaco)’s winning streak continues as Sidney Gavignet and his mixed Omani and European team notch up another leg win from Abu Dhabi to Doha to edge closer to defending their EFG Sailing Arabia – The Tour title. Oman Sail’s vision to develop the region’s sailing talent and reignite the rich maritime heritage has

  • Team EFG wins leg 5

Leg 5: Second win in a row for EFG BANK (MONACO)

2017-01-09T15:38:44+02:00 February 23rd, 2015|Tags: , |

Gavignet and his super-tuned crew that includes Spanish sailor Alex Pella, Nicolas Lunven, and Ireland’s Damian Foxall, had a poor start but it did not take the seasoned team long to find their stride and lead the 11-strong fleet round the windward mark Although they had an impressive one-and-half minutes lead at the mark, they

  • Children from Rashid Center for Disabled Children visit the teams

Disabled children from Rashid Centre meet the teams in Dubai

2017-01-09T15:38:44+02:00 February 22nd, 2015|Tags: , , , , |

The initiative, organised by Oman Sail and Tour sponsors EFG International, allowed the youngsters, aged between 9-13 years old, an opportunity to meet this year’s competitors and chat to skipper of the EFG Bank (Monaco) boat, Sidney Gavignet – one of France’s most respected and well-known offshore sailors, and winner of Legs 1 and 3.

  • Team EFG wins leg 3


2015-10-20T13:19:50+02:00 February 21st, 2015|Tags: , |

The Tour reigning champions now add another first place to their Leg 1 and first inport race victory, which strengthen their overall position at the head of the fleet. The Oman Sail-organised EFG Sailing Arabia – The Tour is now in its fifth year and offers an exciting platform to develop sailing skills and promote

  • Team TU Delft wins leg 2


2017-01-09T15:38:44+02:00 February 19th, 2015|Tags: , |

Wouter Sonnema (20) and his young student team from Delft University of Technology, sailing Delft Challenge have won Leg 2, one of the longest and most demanding legs of the EFG Sailing Arabia – The Tour 2015. At 172 nautical miles, from Sohar to Ras Al Khaimah via the Musandam Peninsula, this leg is renowned

  • EFG Challenge wins leg 1

EFG BANK (MONACO) wins tactically challenging first leg

2017-01-09T15:38:44+02:00 February 17th, 2015|Tags: , |

The winning team sailed across the line at 11.52 yesterday and received a warm welcome from the team at IMCO (International Maritime College Oman) – host of the first stopover. The light, fluky winds proved exceptionally taxing and put an emphasis on good tactics and navigation skills but Gavignet and team, who led from the

  • EFG Bank and Oman Sail introduce children to sailing

EFG BANK and OMAN SAIL introduce children to sailing

2017-01-09T15:38:44+02:00 February 16th, 2015|Tags: , , , |

Operating under the Ministry of Social Development, the Child Care Centre provides a family and community environment for orphaned children, including a library, nursery, access to school supplies and playgrounds to promote a wholesome upbringing for the children that covers personal, social, emotional and physiological development. Run by a team of volunteers, the Centre also

Eleven teams line up for thrilling start

2017-01-09T15:38:44+02:00 February 15th, 2015|Tags: , |

Crowds gathered at The Wave, Muscat today to join Oman Sail and the 11 teams competing in this year’s edition in celebration of the launch of EFG Sailing Arabia – The Tour. Now in its fifth year, this 760nm, six-leg race, which runs from 15-28 February, offers 14 days of demanding offshore sailing and exciting

  • Team Bienne Voile 2015

BIENNE VOILE to make amateur debut in 2015

2017-01-09T15:38:44+02:00 February 10th, 2015|

An opportunity to mix inshore races with offshore legs in EFG Sailing Arabia - The Tour (SATT) 2015 was the main attraction for the amateur crew on Swiss team Bienne Voile, another team to be making their debut in the race this year. Changes to the Tour de France a Voile (TDFV), which has done