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2017 EFG Sailing Arabia Tour Kicks Off

There are eight international teams taking part in the EFG Sailing Arabia event that has just kicked started. The start was not as planned by the sailors as well as the organizers.

The teams from Oman, Switzerland, Kuwait, Germany, France, Great Britain and Italy had to face some rough weather at the start itself as the wind speed was a feisty 20 knot. This offshore premier Arabian regatta event is looked forward to many offshore sailing enthusiasts every year, including one particular one who enjoys an annual Bareboat Charter in Split.

The first drag race is the race from Muscat to Sohar. There will be five such grueling off shore racing legs and the sailing teams will have to cover a total of 763 nautical miles and reach the top position to be crowned the 2017 EFG Sailing Arabia champion. (more…)