The year has kicked off in style for the T293 and T293 Plus classes with the Asian Championships in Mussanah Sports City, Oman. Thursday saw the first day of racing with Japan, Chinese Taipei, Hong Kong and Oman sailors all battling it out for the top spots in their Continentals. The event is part of Mussanah Race Week - a popular event in the region with a 10 year strong tradition.
"Mussanah Race Week has become a popular must-do event over the past decade, attracting an increasing number of young sailors from Oman, the Gulf and Middle East regions, and from around the world," said Rashid Al Kindi, Director of Sailing at Oman Sail, organisers of Mussanah Race Week.
"This year's 10th edition regatta will again deliver the expert coaching and well managed competitive racing that is part and parcel of the Mussanah Race Week experience, while Mussanah Sports City and its world class facilities will provide a welcoming and friendly environment.
"The opportunity to also host the 2020 Techno Asian Championships, as well as the chance to showcase the Starboard iQFOiL which will feature at the Paris Olympics in 2024, means that this year's event will be particularly memorable," added Al Kindi.
A warm, sunny and joyful atmosphere, what else would you need?