Please select your home edition
Edition
Lennon Thermalite 728x90 2

Oman Sail kicks off the 2021 ILCA 6 Radial World Championship

by Oman Sail 28 Nov 2021 22:17 PST 29 November - 6 December 2021
Sailors are preparing for the action at 2021 ILCA 6 Radial World Championship © Oman Sail

Oman Sail will welcome ILCA Radial sailors from around the world this week for the 2021 ILCA 6 World Championship. Commencing on 29 November through to 6 December 2021 at the Barceló Mussanah Resort, racing will take place every day in a Men and Women fleet before medallists are decided. Both the men's and women's competitions will run concurrently with competitors enjoying a day of practice before the Championships officially start.

The event features several of the world's top ten female sailors in the class, including 2020 Olympians, world number two and 2018 World Champion, Emma Plasschaert of Belgium and world number four, Elena Vorobeva of Croatia. Agata Barwinska (6) of Poland, Maxime Jonker (8) of the Netherlands, Vasileia Karachaliou (9) from Greece, and Marie Barrue (10) from France will also be taking part.

The Men's race will include four of Oman's best ILCA 6 sailors who will all be looking for a strong showing on home waters. Abdulmalik Al Hinai, Almoutasim Al Farsi and Ali Al Sadi have impressed on the circuit over the past 12 months and earned their place at the World Championships.

Hamed Al Yahmadi, the event project manager at Oman Sail, said, "This is another great opportunity for Oman Sail to host the very best sailors from around the world. The fleet is incredibly strong and we are looking forward to an excellent week of sailing. Winter has been a very busy time for Oman Sail and Mussanah in particular with so many World and Asian Championships coming to our shores and we are delighted to once again show our ability as a world class host, formidable sailing nation and an emerging tourist destination."

Originally slated to be held in Houston, USA, the event faced cancellation until the Sultanate of Oman was selected as replacement hosts in July 2021 to ensure the championships could still take place and allow the top ranked female and male sailors from 36 nations an opportunity to compete to be the best in the world in their class.

The 2021 ILCA 6 World Championships is not the only sailing event taking place in Oman at this time. The second leg of Oman Sail's own Sailing Arabia - The Tour is currently in progress in Sur, where a six-team multi-national fleet is embroiled in a coastal raid and in-port race. The next stage will be in Marina Bandar Rowdha from 1-2 December 2021 then at Al Mouj Muscat from 3-5 December for the final leg, medal race and prize-giving ceremony.

The event is supported by national carrier Oman Air, OQ and the Barceló Mussanah Resort as official partners, and Be'ah as environmental supporter. The National Mineral Water Company Salsabeel Water provided all essential water supplies for the event while the Royal Navy of Oman provided medical support throughout.

Related Articles

Eve McMahon and Irish Academy welcomed in Dublin
A fantastic welcome home to ILCA6 Youth World Champion and teammates A fantastic welcome home to ILCA6 Youth World Champion Eve McMahon and the Irish Sailing Academy Team at Dublin airport this morning. Posted on 3 Aug
UKLA ILCA Training at Ullswater Yacht Club
Huge thanks must go to Tim Hulse and UKLA for a superb weekend Whichever dinghy class you sail, one of the benefits of belonging to the class association is that most will offer some kind of informal training to help members get the best out of their boats. Posted on 3 Aug
ILCA 6 Youth World Championship overall
Ireland's Eve McMahon and Italy's Mattia Cesana take the titles Three races were completed yesterday on the final day of the 2022 ILCA 6 Youth World Championship, due to the lack of racing on Day 5, and Eve McMahon of Ireland and Italy's Mattia Cesana claimed the ILCA 6 Youth World Champion titles. Posted on 31 Jul
Eve McMahon wins Gold hat-trick for Ireland
Retaining her ILCA 6 youth world championship title in Texas Irish sailor Eve McMahon has delivered a dream outcome to her 2022 season by retaining her youth world championship title in Houston, Texas tonight after delivering more race wins on the final day of the series. Posted on 31 Jul
ILCA 6 Youth World Championship day 5
No races were completed due to storm cells moving through all day No races were completed yesterday at the 2022 ILCA 6 Youth World Championship due to storm cells moving through all day and the sea breeze never developing. Posted on 31 Jul
ILCA 6 Youth World Championship day 4
Another day of consistent weather, with a midday sea breeze building Two races were completed on the fourth day of the 2022 ILCA 6 Youth World Championship. It was another day of consistent weather, with a midday sea breeze building for the afternoon. Posted on 29 Jul
Adelaide to host ILCA Worlds in 2024
Bringing one of sailing's most high-profile events to South Australia The Adelaide Sailing Club has been chosen to host the ILCA World Championships in January 2024, bringing one of sailing's most high-profile events to South Australia. Posted on 29 Jul
Chasing Tokyo documentary
Revealing the rollercoaster journey of British Olympic sailors The rollercoaster journey of the British Sailing Team and its Tokyo 2020 athletes is revealed in new behind-the-scenes film Chasing Tokyo, now released. Posted on 29 Jul
ILCA 6 Youth World Championship day 3
Some aggressive starts, which led to general recalls and a few disqualifications Two more races were completed on the third day of the 2022 ILCA 6 Youth World Championship. With clear skies and a building sea breeze on Galveston Bay, the 200 boats launched and started on time for the first warning signal at 1400. Posted on 28 Jul
ILCA 6 Youth World Championship days 1&2
206 sailors hit Galveston Bay off Shoreacres, Texas The 2022 ILCA 6 Youth World Championship kicked off racing on Monday, July 25 under clear skies with a warm breeze. The sailors were divided into four fleets - one division for the 50 women sailors, and three divisions for the 156 men competing. Posted on 27 Jul
Henri-Lloyd 2022 August Summer Sale - SW FOOTERMcConaghy 2022 - MC63p & MC75 FOOTERCyclops 2022 May FOOTER