sail-world.com
 
 
News Home Cruising Photo Gallery Video Gallery
Sail-World.com : Kiel Week - Oman’s flagship campaign Musandam-Oman Sail to fly flag
Kiel Week - Oman’s flagship campaign Musandam-Oman Sail to fly flag

'Kieler Woche (Kiel Week) 2014'    Oman Sail

Kieler Woche (Kiel Week) 2014 is being held from from June 21 to 29. Oman Sail’s magnificent MOD70 racing machine Musandam-Oman Sail will be flying the flag for the Sultanate of Oman in Germany next week when the mixed Omani and European sailing team takes pride of place at the world’s largest sailing event and Northern Europe’s biggest summer festival.

Over nine days from June 21-29, the Baltic Sea port festival is expected to attract around three million visitors, guaranteeing some high volume exposure for the Omani boat which will be supported by a special shoreside exhibition to promote Oman as a premium tourist and sailing destination.

Pictures of the Musandam - Oman Sail MOD70 team in action during the Krys Ocean Race prologue from Newport Rhode Island - NYC. -  Mark Lloyd  

Mr Salim Al Maamari, Director General of Tourism Promotion at the Ministry of Tourism of Oman said Kieler Woche offers a valuable opportunity to spread the country’s message: 'Kieler Woche is one of the most important European sailing events, and one of the biggest with three million people expected to visit during the week-long event, in which 4,500 crew members and 1,800 boats will be competing.

'The presence of the Ministry of Tourism Exhibition Pavillion and also Musandam-Oman Sail, our flagship sailing campaign, during this festival is an unparalleled opportunity for Oman to speak directly to its target tourism market.'
As well as representing the Sultanate, the crew onboard Musandam-Oman Sail will be focussed on setting a new record in the 28 nautical mile Welcome Race from Kiel to Eckernfoerde with a target of 2 hours 6 minutes and 50 seconds set by the SAP Extreme 40 in 2013 to beat.

Ireland’s greatest sailor Damian Foxall will skipper the Oman Sail flagship in the absence of Sidney Gavignet (who is training with the M34 team for the Tour de France a la Voile) with the help of one of Oman’s star sailors Mohsin Al Busaidi who in 2009 became the first Arab to sail around the world, plus two Omani sailors new to MOD70 racing Sami Al Shukaili and Yassir Al Rahbi.

2012 MOD70 ET Kiel City Race - Kieler Woche (Kiel Week) 2014 -  Vincent Curutchet  

Two of Germany’s leading offshore sailors Anna-Maria Renken and Tim Kroger will also join the team for Kiel Week lending some key local knowledge to the team.

'It will be very nice to sail the MOD70 again,' said Mohsin Al Busaidi. 'We are very much looking forward to returning to Germany.

'Aside from Damian, our team does not have much MOD70 experience, so we will be learning the ropes a bit in the absence of the wider squad that includes Fahad Al Hasni and Sidney Gavignet,' he added. 'But having said that, we will be trying our hardest. We are all looking forward to it!'

Shoreside, the Oman Sail team will be having their own race, to see how many visitors they can introduce to Oman at the Exhibition Pavilion, which was extremely popular when it was last in Kiel two years ago.

2012 MOD70 ET Kiel City Race - Kieler Woche (Kiel Week) 2014 -  Vincent Curutchet  

With regular direct flights between Germany’s Frankfurt and Munich to Muscat in Oman, interest levels were high in 2012 as representatives from the Ministry of Tourism talked guests through a range of unique experiences in sailing, adventure and nature activities illustrated in images throughout the exhibition and treated them to traditional Omani hospitality that included strong Omani coffee and succulent dates.

The Pavilion hosts are expecting another surge of interest in 2014 as the word about Oman’s appeal starts to gain momentum.

2012 MOD70 ET Kiel City Race - Kieler Woche (Kiel Week) 2014 -  Vincent Curutchet  


Pictures of the Musandam - Oman Sail MOD70 team in action during the Krys Ocean Race prologue from Newport Rhode Island - NYC. -  Mark Lloyd  


2012 MOD70 ET Kiel City Race - Kieler Woche (Kiel Week) 2014 -  Vincent Curutchet  


by Oman Sail


  

Click on the FB Like link to post this story to your FB wall

http://www.sail-world.com/index.cfm?nid=122935

10:40 AM Thu 5 Jun 2014GMT


Click here for printer friendly version
Click here to send us feedback or comments about this story.

Click for further information on
2014 Kieler Woche

Related News Stories:

29 Nov 2013  Kieler Woche 2014 - North Sails to set up mobile workshop






News - USA and the World



















Audi Melges 20 U.S. Nationals - Oleander takes early lead by International Audi Melges 20 Class Association,




2014 Detroit Cup - Sam Gilmour leads by Dobbs Davis, Detroit, Michigan








Audi Hamilton Island Race Week: Riding the AC45 - VIDEO by Crosbie Lorimer, Hamilton Island










America's Cup: Five Challengers sign-on for 35th Match by Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz,


Volvo Ocean Race CEO Knut Frostad talks Time and Money (Part II) *Feature by Rob Kothe and the Sail-World team,


















AWT Quatro Desert Showdown at Punta San Carlos by American Windsurfing Tour,






Audi Hamilton Island Race Week; MC38s Lindeman Island Race VIDEO
2014 Audi Melges 20 U.S. National Championship - Ready to rock
IFDS Worlds - Wind delays, but racing continues in Halifax
IFDS World Championships - Day 2 images by Jude Robertson
MS Cup - Three days until the start
America's Cup: Rod Davis - Time for a change after ten years with team *Feature
ISAF seeking hosting bids for Nations Cup
Laser 4.7 Youth Worlds - Luvisetto and Alexadr Boite victorious +Video
IFDS World Championships - Action shots by Tim Wilkes
Maxi yacht rendezvous this September in Sardinia
World Yacht Racing Forum 2014: 'Growing the business of Yacht Racing'
Clipper Race: 2015-16 edition of world's longest ocean race 70% full
Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland - Swish smash 5th World Record
Leaderboards take shape at the Nanjing Youth Olympic Games 2014
IFDS Worlds - Hot competition on first day of racing
Challenging Conditions - CORK OCR
IFDS World Championship - Day 1 for the US Sailing Team
2014 Melges 20 World Championship - Countdown begins
2014 Nanjing Youth Olympic Games - Day 3
America's Cup: Team NZ wish Davis well with new team *Feature
Fisher's View: Sailing perfection at Hamilton Island- Day 3   
Roble and Wilson still number one match racers in the U.S.   
2014 Formula Kite World Championship Day 1   
IFDS World Championship - Day 1 images by Jude Robertson   
Volvo Ocean Race: Forget the f-word - Team SCA profiled   
52 Super Series - Fleet grows, 2015 dates revealed   
420 and 470 Junior Europeans - Teams from 9 nations on the podium   
IFDS Worlds - Former president presented with ISAF awards medal   
Nanjing Youth Olympic Games - Improvements aplenty in Byte CII fleets   
America's Cup: New Zealand loses top coach to Artemis Racing   
Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 CEO Knut Frostad talks (Part I) *Feature   
Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race Day 9 - Swish on record pace   
2014 CORK Olympic Classes Regatta - Day 3   
2014 Nanjing Youth Olympic Games - Day 2   
2014 IFDS World Championship: Opening Ceremony images   
Opera House Cup - Images by Ingrid Abery   
Teams descend upon Cowes for inaugural J/111 World Championships   
Hamilton Island Race Week: Everywhere there's smiley people   
IFDS World Championships - US Paralympic hopefuls ready for racing   
Sopot Match Race - Poland's Tour debut deemed a triumph   


For this week's complete news stories select    Last 7 Days
   Search All News
For last month's complete news stories select    Last 30 Days
   Archive News







Sail-World.com  


















Switch Default Region to:

Social Media

Asia

Australia

Canada

Europe

New Zealand

United Kingdom


http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/Twitter_logo_small.png http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/FaceBook-icon.png  http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/RSS-Icon.png

United States

Cruising Northern

Cruising Southern

MarineBusiness World

PowerBoat World

FishingBoating World

 

Contact

Commercial

News

Search

Contact Us

Advertisers Information

Submit news/events

Search Stories/Text

Feedback

Advertisers Directory

Newsletter Archive

Photo Gallery

 

Banner Advertising Details

Newsletter Subscribe

Video Gallery

Policies

 

 

 

Privacy Policy

 

 


Cookie Policy

 

 



This site and its contents are © Copyright TetraMedia and/or the original author, photographer etc. All Rights Reserved.  Photographs are copyright by law.  If you wish to use or buy a photograph contact the photographer directly.
XLXL NEW US
LocalAds   DE  ES  FR  IT