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Laser Men’s World Sailing Championships open in Oman


'Laser Men’s World Championships 2013 opening ceremony'    Lloyd Images/Oman Sail

The 2013 Laser Men's World Sailing Championships were welcomed, along with the world's sailing community, to Oman on Saturday with a lavish opening ceremony to mark the start of the class's first ever sailing world championships at Mussanah Sports City.

The ceremony was attended by His Excellency Sayyid Bader bin Hamad Al Busaidi, Secretary General of Ministry of Foreign Affairs, plus other dignitaries and VIPs and around 130 competitors who have flown on from around the world, representing 51 nations.

They were ushered in by young Oman Sail Youth Programme sailors bearing large national flags and by a band of Omani drummers before His Excellency Rashad Al Hinai, Undersecretary of Ministry of Sports Affairs officially welcomed the 300 guests to the venue, which was designed and built specifically to host world class Olympic standard sailing events.

'With the cooperation of Oman Sail, the Ministry of Sports Affairs has exerted great efforts to obtain approval for the hosting the 2013 Laser Men’s World Sailing Championships and also the ISAF youth championships in 2016,' His Excellency said:

Laser Men’s World Championships 2013 -  Lloyd Images/Oman Sail  

'All this falls in the framework of the Sultanate’s belief that these international competitions will play an important role in contributing to human development in Oman, promoting the country as a high- end tourist and investment destination, attracting sports enthusiasts to the country, and enhancing the Sultanate’s position as a country that has the state of the art facilities that can support international sailing events.'

Hugh Leicester, Vice President of the International Laser Class Association added: 'The Laser class is very happy to be here in Oman for the 2013 Laser World Championships.

'We are honoured to be the first sailing World Championship to be celebrated in Oman and look forward to a great week of challenging sailing supplied by the 130 sailors from 51 Countries and all six continents.

'In a short time Oman Sail has become a worldwide brand. Its achievement in developing sailing in Oman has been incredible.'

Throughout the hour long ceremony, the accent was firmly on youth with members of the Oman Sail Youth Programme carrying the three trophies that will be awarded to the winners of the Laser Standard World Championships, the Laser World Masters and the Laser Radial Youth World regattas between now and January.

The importance of the youth programme was given top billing since inspiring and developing Omani youth has become a key part of Oman Sail’s plan to create a sailing legacy in Oman. Young sailors made special gifts to the guests of honour amid a vibrant spectacle of flashing lights and exuberant music.

'Seeing Oman play such a big part in the launch of these World Championships made me feel very proud,' said Omani sailor Ahmed Al Hasani, who will be on the start line on Sunday when the first race of the Championships gets underway.

Laser Men’s World Championships 2013 -  Lloyd Images/Oman Sail  

'There are many of us who have been inspired by the development of sailing in the Sultanate and have been lucky enough to be involved so this is an opportunity for the rest of the world to see what is happening and even perhaps what lies ahead.'

Already the Mussanah Sports City venue has been highly praised by competitors, many of whom have been on site for a fortnight in preparation for the World Championships.

'This is a very good technical race area,' said eight time Laser World Champion Robert Scheidt who after a nine year break has returned to racing in the Laser class in preparation for the Olympic Games in his home city of Rio de Janeiro in Brazil.

'There are mostly light to medium winds and the shifts phase in every five minutes from left and right so there is no favoured side to the course and you have to start always in a positive frame of mind. It is crucial to get off the line in clear air. Even if you are the best sailor in the world, you have to get clear air at the start and give yourself options or you will soon be in trouble.'

Racing in the Laser Standard World Championships begins at 1300hrs GST (Gulf Standard Time) on Sunday November 17 with two race starts of 60 boats each. Two back to back races are scheduled each day until the final on Saturday November 23.

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Entry List

   Sailor  Sail#  Country 
1 Manuel Lelo  ANGANG1  ANG 
2 Julio Alsogaray  ARG200514  ARG 
3 Ashley Brunning  AUS199014  AUS 
4 Tom Burton  AUS199012  AUS 
5 Luke Elliott  AUS203004  AUS 
6 Mitchell Kennedy  AUS203759  AUS 
7 Jeremy OConnell  AUS202863  AUS 
8 Ryan Palk  AUS203771  AUS 
9 Matthew Wearn  AUS203770  AUS 
10 Jared West  AUS203758  AUS 
11 Wannes Van Laer  BEL202016  BEL 
12 Matheus Dellagnelo  BRA123456  BRA 
13 Bruno Fontes  BRA123456  BRA 
14 Robert Scheidt  BRA176622  BRA 
15 Abdulrahim Abdulla  BRN191122  BRN 
16 Abdulla Janahi  BRN197151  BRN 
17 Robert Davis  CAN200610  CAN 
18 Alexander Heinzemann  CAN197160  CAN 
19 Evert Mclaughlin  CAN203633  CAN 
20 Lee Parkhill  CAN197120  CAN 
21 Tom Ramshaw  CAN197561  CAN 
22 David Wright  CAN199330  CAN 
23 Matias Del Solar  CHI161167  CHI 
24 Filip JuriŠiC  CRO197294  CRO 
25 Daniel Mihelic  CRO202974  CRO 
26 Tonci Stipanovic  CRO204731  CRO 
27 Pavlos Kontides  CYP203598  CYP 
28 Viktor Teplý  CZE169433  CZE 
29 Martin Trcka  CZE192589  CZE 
30 Thorbjoern Schierup  DEN192676  DEN 
31 Stig Steinfurth  DEN201408  DEN 
32 Guillermo Flaquer  DOM196128  DOM 
33 Mohammad Al-shatouri  EGY197075  EGY 
34 Ahmed Ragab  EGY199565  EGY 
35 Joaquin Blanco Albalat  ESP197295  ESP 
36 Rogel Jesus  ESP204673  ESP 
37 Kaarel Kruusmägi  EST192655  EST 
38 Karl-martin Rammo  EST203724  EST 
39 Mattias Lindfors  FIN198227  FIN 
40 Kaarle Tapper  FIN202978  FIN 
41 Jean-baptiste Bernaz  FRA196700  FRA 
42 Jules Ferrer  FRA201776  FRA 
43 Eliot Merceron  FRA203697  FRA 
44 Antony Munos  FRA200239  FRA 
45 Lorenzo Brando Chiavarini  GBR202453  GBR 
46 Ben Cornish  GBR204887  GBR 
47 Martin Evans  GBR205648  GBR 
48 Elliot Hanson  GBR201404  GBR 
49 Alex Mills-barton  GBR203084  GBR 
50 Matt Reid  GBR204005  GBR 
51 Nick Thompson  GBR201402  GBR 
52 Jack Wetherell  GBR201481  GBR 
53 Philipp Buhl  GER203170  GER 
54 Nils Herrmann  GER200080  GER 
55 Hannes Hollaender  GER204697  GER 
56 Tobias Schadewaldt  GER203739  GER 
57 Juan Maegli  GUA123456  GUA 
58 Jasvir Singh  IND202241  IND 
59 Gajender Singh  IND202240  IND 
60 James Espey  IRL192703  IRL 
61 Colin Leonard  IRL204159  IRL 
62 Ahmad Ahmadi  IRN194819  IRN 
63 Cy Thompson  ISV204048  ISV 
64 Michele Benamati  ITA204313  ITA 
65 Marco Benini  ITA204305  ITA 
66 Giovanni Coccoluto  ITA204701  ITA 
67 Marco Gallo  ITA196685  ITA 
68 Francesco Marrai  ITA205243  ITA 
69 Alessio Spadoni  ITA205247  ITA 
70 KAZUAKI AWANO  JPN199069  JPN 
71 Kenji Nanri  JPN196466  JPN 
72 Kazumasa Segawa  JPN165809  JPN 
73 Masaaki Taniguchi  JPN199070  JPN 
74 Shinnosuke Yasuda  JPN187427  JPN 
75 Vladimir Chshankin  KAZ186740  KAZ 
76 Ruslan Jangazov  KAZ200030  KAZ 
77 Jeemin Ha  KOR204908  KOR 
78 Hyunsoo Yoon  KOR203808  KOR 
79 Karolis Janulionis  LTU202989  LTU 
80 Martis Pajarskas  LTU202773  LTU 
81 Khairulnizam Mohd Afendy  MAS196120  MAS 
82 Alexandr Denisiuc  MDA197700  MDA 
83 Milivoj Dukic  MNE199826  MNE 
84 Igor Les  MNE203345  MNE 
85 Douwe Broekens  NED204270  NED 
86 Nicholas Heiner  NED204566  NED 
87 Yuri Hummel  NED204272  NED 
88 Rutger Schaardenburg  NED204567  NED 
89 Kristian Ruth  NOR204758  NOR 
90 Michael Cate  NZL196406  NZL 
91 George Lane  NZL192612  NZL 
92 Andrew Maloney  NZL203776  NZL 
93 Sam Meech  NZL196871  NZL 
94 Thomas Saunders  NZL202679  NZL 
95 Hussain Al Jabri  OMA199765  OMA 
96 Ahmed Albalushi  OMA199632  OMA 
97 Ahmed Alhasani  OMA199642  OMA 
98 Stefano Peschiera  PER199998  PER 
99 Aleksander Arian  POL196962  POL 
100 Jonasz Stelmaszyk  POL202671  POL 
101 Kacper Zieminski  POL196898  POL 
102 Gustavo Lima  POR202210  POR 
103 Rui Silveira  POR203371  POR 
104 Waleed Al-sharshani  QAT184911  QAT 
105 Sergey Komissarov  RUS202692  RUS 
106 Maxim Nikolaev  RUS171513  RUS 
107 Colin Cheng  SIN201153  SIN 
108 Scott Sydney  SIN199258  SIN 
109 Nik Pletikos  SLO199698  SLO 
110 Zan Luka Zelko  SLO191141  SLO 
111 Guillaume Girod  SUI199025  SUI 
112 Janik Roempp  SUI200895  SUI 
113 Emil Cedergardh  SWE204437  SWE 
114 Jesper Stålheim  SWE204666  SWE 
115 Andrew Lewis  TRI184116  TRI 
116 Youssef Akrout  TUNTUN 1  TUN 
117 Onur Bilgen  TUR157311  TUR 
118 Utku Gönener  TUR172552  TUR 
119 Güneycan Kaptan  TUR111905  TUR 
120 Valeriy Kudryashov  UKR171268  UKR 
121 Georgii Paches  UKR204532  UKR 
122 Chris Barnard  USA194180  USA 
123 Erik Bowers  USA203751  USA 
124 Charlie Buckingham  USA182345  USA 
125 Clayton Johnson  USA204841  USA 
126 Luke Muller  USA191997  USA 
127 Frederick Vranizan  USA197265  USA 
128 Marek Zaleski  USA180521  USA 


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