Muscat Regatta - Inshore Dinghy Racing. The inshore dinghy regatta will be held at Marina Bandar Al Rowdha January 17th and18th 2014 - We look forward to seeing you there!

Ready For The Start

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Thursday 24th November marks the start of the third edition of the Muscat Regatta sponsored by the Bank of Beirut. The Marina Bandar Al-Rowdha is a hive of activity, as competitors register for the regatta. Two days of inshore racing are scheduled with an exhausting programme of 24 races on tight courses, which will test boat handling and the stamina of all the competitors.

The dedicated staff at Marina Bandar Al-Rowdha is making final preparations to welcome several hundred competitors and visitors to the regatta. Race management team, GWM Racing have been hard at work handling registrations and scrutinising boats and competitors are eager to get out on the water to put in a final day’s practice prior to the regatta.

The Farr 30s were out on the water today swapping manoeuvres in the sublime warm waters outside the marina. The Farr 30 fleet will be competing inshore for the Bank of Beirut Cup and also offshore for the Chairman’s Cup, which is currently held by Royal Navy of Oman.

Rudi Steiness, is part of the shore team making last minute preparations before the main event starts, Rudi is a highly experienced sailor, having worked for teams in the last two Volvo Ocean Races. “It is a tough programme of inshore races followed by a 230-mile offshore race and it is essential that these boats are well prepared. We could see a variety of conditions and make no mistake, this is a very tactical race area, and the teams will constantly need to adjust their plans to stay in the best breeze.” Commented Steiness.


Magnificent conditions are predicted for the two-day inshore regatta. 27ºC air temperature with clear blues skies and a slight sea state. A northeasterly wind of about ten knots can be expected with the chance of more wind later in the day, if a sea breeze develops.

The skipper’s Briefing will be held at 09:30 tomorrow morning (Thursday 24th November) with three races scheduled for all classes, the first warning signal at 11:20 will sound the start of racing on the water.

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