by Ahmed Refai
The Dubai to Muscat Race will this year take place from 14-25 November, the UAE Sailing and Rowing Federation announced just this morning. It was also noted that classes would be starting from Dubai on Saturday 19th November and Sunday 20th November with the finish being planned to allow competitors to enter the subsequent 2011 Bank of Beirut Chairman’s Cup Muscat to Khasab Race which will start from Muscat on Sunday 27 November.
Dubai to Muscat Race
The Organising Authority will be the UAE Sailing and Rowing Federation in Association with the Ministry of Sports Affairs, The Sultanate of Oman. On the water race management services will be provided by GWM Racing Ltd. The location of Regatta Headquarters, start and finish lines and all other details including entry fees will be published as soon as possible in the full Notice of Regatta.
Racing will be governed by the current Racing Rules of Sailing and boats in the following classes will be eligible to enter: IRC, Multihull, and Rally Class.
Scrutineering and registration are planned to take place during the period 14 to 18 November and the skipper’s briefing and opening reception are planned for Friday 18 November. It is intended to hold a prize giving reception in Muscat on the evening of Friday 25 November.
The Bank of Beirut Chairman’s Cup Muscat to Khasab Race, for which the same classes are eligible to enter will start from Muscat on Sunday 27 November, with a prize giving lunch at Khasab on Thursday 1 December.
For further details including the Notice of Regatta see the Muscat Regatta website.