Oman aims to restore its position in GCC sailing

Recently organised an Arab Sail competition that attracted Europeans

Oman Sail recently organised an Arab Sail competition that attracted GCC sailors, as well as British, French, Italian and German competitors. (AFP/Getty Images)

Oman Sail recently organised an Arab Sail competition that attracted GCC sailors, as well as British, French, Italian and German competitors. (AFP/Getty Images)

Oman Sail is working to restore the sultanate’s position as the traditional GCC leader in sailing, according to CEO David Graham.

Graham said Oman Sail is also working with the Ministry of Tourism and commercial partners to enhance sports tourism in line with the Oman’s plan for diversification of economy.

Oman Sail recently organised an Arab Sail competition that attracted GCC sailors, as well as British, French, Italian and German competitors.

The company also appointed a number of Omani men and women trainers, who started training Oman International Marine College and Kuwaiti Zein teams two years ago for the Arab Sail event. They generally also train all age groups on traditional sailing starting from the age of eight years.

Oman Sail also plans to develop talents in all sea or land activities, while hosting or participating in international and local sports events.

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