Please select your home edition
Doyle Sails 2020 - Pure Brilliance 728x90 TOP

Oman confirmed for 2022 44Cup final

by 44Cup 20 Apr 10:43 PDT 7-11 December 2022

Muscat, Oman, is to host the final and deciding event of the 2022 44Cup season, set to be held over 7 - 11 December.

Hosted by Oman Sail, Muscat will be the last event of the five-stop international tour in 2022. This started in Lanzarote in Spain in early February and continues to Cascais in Portugal, Marstrand in Sweden and is followed by its World Championship in Portoroz, Slovenia before heading for its grand finale in the Middle East.

Muscat will extend a warm welcome to the fleet of ten high-performance one-design RC44s, which will be based in and racing on the warm waters off Al Mouj Marina in the heart of the Omani capital.

Muscat and Al Mouj Marina are well known to the 44Cup crews, having hosted the fleet here in 2013, when it was won by Chris Bake's Team Aqua and in 2014 when the top trophy went to Vladimir Prosikhin's Team Nika. "There is a passion for sailing in Oman and thanks to Oman Sail, a great development programme for youth sailing. As a professional racing circuit, the fact that the conditions are tricky is ideal for exciting racing. We had a lot of fun sailing there last time we went," explains Team Aqua's tactician Cameron Appleton.

Since 2009 Oman Sail has been attempting to rekindle the country's maritime eminence and to provide opportunities for the Omani youth to learn from the sport of sailing.Oman Sail has become a globally recognised initiative in the process. Omani high-performance sailors are now competing in several leading racing circuits and Oman Sail hosts an increasing number of key international events along their nation's splendid coastline. In 2021 alone they hosted, among others, the Asian Windsurfing Championships, the 2021 49er, 49er FX and Nacra 17 Asian and World Championships, the ILCA Radial World Championship in Mussanah and brought the sailing season to a close with the successful hosting of the Youth Sailing World Championships.

Welcoming the 44Cup to Oman, CEO of Oman Sail Oman Sail Dr. Khamis Al Jabri said: "The high-speed, high-performance racing on show during the 44Cup is always a spectacular sight to behold. With some of the world's best professional sailors competing, the ideal winter sailing conditions will provide an excellent arena for the top prizes to be decided. We look forward to welcoming the teams to Oman and sharing our famed warm hospitality at the finale of this year's series."

Artemis Racing's tactician Andy Horton added: "It feels like an adventure to go to Oman for a regatta. The climate is perfect for winter racing, the culture and the people are welcoming. It's always exciting to go back."

To find out more about the 44Cup visit

44Cup 2022 event schedule:

9 - 13 February 2022 - 44Cup Calero Marinas, Lanzarote
11 - 15 May 2022 - 44Cup Cascais, Portugal
29 June - 3 July 2022 - 44Cup Marstrand, Sweden
12 - 16 October 2022 - 44Cup World Championship Portoroz, Slovenia
7 - 11 December 2022 - 44Cup Muscat, Oman

Related Articles

44Cup Marstrand Day 1
Local heroes lead after a top opening day Njörðr, the Norse god of the sea and the wind was clearly smiling upon both the 44Cup Marstrand and local team Artemis Racing for the first day of the 2022 44Cup's third event off western Sweden's holiday hotspot of Marstrand. Posted on 30 Jun
44Cup: who will win in Marstrand this week?
Visitors to this favourite holiday hotspot will also get to witness the 44Cup Marstrand July begins and so too the holidays in Sweden, with a deluge of tourists set to descend on western Sweden's most picturesque island of Marstrand for the first official weekend of the summer. Posted on 29 Jun
44Cup Cascais overall
Charisma is the runaway winner Normally 44Cup events are decided in the final gybes of the last leg of the last race after four days of competition. But at the 44Cup Cascais, the second of the 2022 series for the high performance owner-driver one designs, the opposite was true. Posted on 15 May
44Cup Cascais Day 3
All change, but Charisma gets ever stronger After two days of sun, Atlantic swell and prevailing northwesterlies, conditions turned around for day three of the 44Cup Cascais. Posted on 14 May
44Cup Cascais Day 2
High scoring day with three different winners While the opening day of the 44Cup Cascais saw the rare occurrence of one boat - Nico Poons' Charisma - winning all three races, on day two it was back to the 44Cup 'norm' with lead changes and three different winners. Posted on 14 May
44Cup Cascais Day 1
Hat-trick for Nico Poons' Charisma Traditionally a team of black or white results, Charisma of Monaco-based Dutchman Nico Poons was very much in the latter phase, when his team defied the odds to win all three races on the opening day the 44Cup Cascais. Posted on 12 May
Lah and CEEREF lead 44Cup into Cascais
The team with the biggest target on their back Igor Lah, tactician Adrian Stead and their CEEREF powered by Hrastnik 1860 are the team with the biggest target on their back going into the 44Cup Cascais, which sets sail tomorrow. Posted on 11 May
That other category.
There are plenty of sporting superstars. Thousands actually. Then there are those who are... There are plenty of sporting superstars. Thousands actually. Then there are those who are transcendent. Posted on 8 May
44cup returns to sailing mecca of Cascais
Renowned for its northwesterly breeze blowing in from the Atlantic Ocean Joining the fleet for the first time in Portugal is the Swiss crew of Black Star Sailing Team. For owner Christian Zuerrer this will not only be his first time racing an RC44, but also his first time racing in the Cascais. Posted on 7 May
Black Star Sailing: new team joins the 44Cup
Running their 44Cup program alongside their successful GC32 Racing Tour campaign Led by passionate amateur sailor Christian Zuerrer, Black Star Sailing Team will be running their 44Cup program alongside their successful GC32 Racing Tour campaign, in which they finished third overall in 2021. Posted on 9 Apr
Coast Guard Foundation FOOTER 2Lloyd Stevenson Catalyst 45 728x90px2 BOTTOMNorth Sails 2021 Innovation - FOOTER