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MENAFN - Muscat Daily - 11/12/2013
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(MENAFN - Muscat Daily) Oman Sail's all-women crew on Al Thuraya bank muscat is upbeat ahead of its second successive campaign in the Kingdom of Bahrain Match Racing Championships.

The international event will have 13 countries competing at the Bahrain Sailing Club, along Al Jazayer Beach in Zallaq, from December 15-21.

The Al Thuraya bank muscat all-women crew will be joined by Oman Sail's national offshore men's team, led by the experienced Mohsin al Busaidi.

The other members of the men's team are Fahad al Hasni, Nasser al Mashari, Ali al Balushi, Mohammed al Mujaini and Mohammed al Mukhaini.

Speaking about the upcoming challenge, Al Thuraya's skipper Raja'a al Owaisi said, ''We took part in last year's race to have a good training session as we had never done match racing prior to that event. It was exciting for us, to try out a new form of sailing. We learned a lot from that competition and we gained a lot of useful experience. This time, we are better prepared.''

The 22 year old Raja'a and her crew of Raiya al Habsi, Asrar al Ajmi and Ibtisam al Salmi will be joined by a new team member, Hajer al Omrani.

Raja'a said that her team has what it takes to emerge on the podium in the upcoming competition following months of hard work and plenty of experience in international events in recent months.

Al Thuraya bank muscat, which was the only all-women's team at the 2012 edition of the Bahrain event, has quickly become a remarkable success story for sailing in Oman.

Raja'a said, ''Match racing is a totally different style of racing to what we are used to. It is very tactical, strategic and is an intense two-boat contest.''

The women's team will reach Bahrain on Thursday to acclimatise with the local conditions.

Rashid al Kindi, Oman's national sailing teams manager, wished the all-women crew luck, adding, ''The team had been working hard during its training camp and international competitions this year. They have shown great spirit and determination to succeed. The Kingdom Match Race championship is yet another good training platform for them to develop their offshore skills in match racing.'


 






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