In the ISAF Youth Sailing World Championship, Oman's Nasser al Raziqi is a bright spark for Oman and after the nation was represented for the first time last year in the SL16, they have their first Radial Boy representative.
Oman’s Nasser al Raziqi
Al Raziqi is one of the best young sailors in Oman and his coach Abdul Aziz al Shidi, who was voted Coach of the Year at Oman's Sailor of the Year Awards in May is supporting the youngster in Limassol, Cyprus.
'We are happy here,' said al Raziqi. 'We have seen a lot of sailors here and this is good for us so we can see how others do things and the way they do it. He can practice with them and get better.'
'Nasser is the best sailor in the Radial. We do much racing and he's come out first many times.'
Al Shidi is hoping al Raziqi will finish in the top five this year but on the future he said, 'Everything is a good challenge. Nasser I'm sure will go to Olympics and have a good future and I hope the Oman sailors will help him in the future.'
Racing at the 2013 Sail First ISAF Youth Worlds commences on 15 July through to 19 July in eight events.
ISAF Youth Worlds