Jebel Sifah to play host to participants of Dubai to Muscat Sailing Race 2013

(MENAFN – Muscat Daily) It was time yet again for water sports lovers to witness and take part in a spectacular race that is becoming the premier boating event in the Gulf “ the Dubai to Muscat Sailing Race 2013. The sailing boats started from Dubai Offshore Sailing Club (DOSC) on November 2-3, depending on their size and speed, covering 360 nautical miles to finally dock at the Jebel Sifah Resort in Muscat.

The race to Muscat was an exceptional test of sailing prowess and human endeavour. At the same time, the participating team members will get to experience Oman’s coastline. The return trip can be more relaxed with time to enjoy the secluded bays and beautiful beaches on the way. In addition, they can enjoy the hospitality extended by marina resorts en route that are supporting the event by offering discounted, and in some cases even complimentary, overnight stay to refresh and refuel. These include Al Hamra Marina Yacht Club, Six Senses Resorts, Zighy Bay and Millennium Resort, Musannah.

The event is open to all boat owners in the UAE and Oman, holding a valid boat registration who can demonstrate the minimum level of experience and boat preparedness. ”There will be about 12-15 boats participating, each team comprising of about four to six crew. There are about ten diverse nationalities taking part and we are looking forward to welcoming them and hosting the prize distribution on November 9,” said Philip Jones, senior director, marinas, Muriya Tourism Development.

This year, the event will include a motorboat flotilla wherein those interested can sail along the sailboats and enjoy the thrills of the race. It would indeed be spectacular to see the boats sail into Jebel Sifah marina that offers a magnificent view of the ocean. On reaching its destination, all participants will be offered free berthing at Jebel Sifah marina along with reasonably priced lodging. The teams will also get to enjoy a complimentary dolphin watching trip to Bandar Khiran and free water taxi to and from Marina Bandar al Rowdha.

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