Quotes: US MENA   Enter Symbol: NewsLetter: Search: advanced

Musandam-Oman Sail claims top honours in ArMen Race  Join our daily free Newsletter

MENAFN - Muscat Daily - 04/06/2014
No. of Ratings : 0
Add to Mixx!



(MENAFN - Muscat Daily) Led by skipper Sidney Gavignet, Musandam-Oman Sail, claimed the top honours in the Ultime class at the fourth edition of the ArMen Race on Friday.

Gavignet and his mixed European and Omani crew crossed the finish line ahead of the only other competitor in the class, Groupe Edmond de Rothschild (Gitana), in La Trinite-sur-Mer, France.

Crew

The Musandam-Oman Sail crew members celebrate their win

Both the trimarans set sail from La Trinit-sur-Mer on a long coastal course around the Breton shoreline before finishing after racing across a distance of 310 nautical miles.

Musandam-Oman Sail and Gitana were involved in a close fight from the start but the Oman Sail team made a final push on Friday morning to win in a time of 25hr4m40s, a difference of nearly an hour from Gitana. Omani crew member Fahad al Hasni was delighted with the win.

''It was a great event that saw intense racing against Gitana. Our tactics and strategy were solid, which helped us.''

''My fellow Omani teammates, Ali al Balushi and Mohammed al Mujaini, did a great job onboard, despite being new to the boat. We all are racing the Tour de France a la Voile with Sidney [Gavignet] in July, so this was good team building exercise, which really helped with our communication and team spirit,'' Hasni said.

Gavignet used the ArMen Race as a training opportunity but also to test things like the autopilot at night and the general reliability of the flagship ahead of the Route de Rhum later in the year when he will be racing the trimaran solo across the Atlantic.

Next on the MOD70 agenda is the Kiel Week (June 21-29), which is one of the biggest sailing festivals in Europe while for the crew, the next event will be Normandy Sailing Week (June 9-15) on the M34 “ their last chance to train before the Tour de France a la Voile kicks off on the 4 July.

Women sailors impress on J80

J80

Oman Sail's J80 team at the Grand Prix Ecole Navale in Finisterre in France

Meanwhile, just up the coast, off Finisterre, France, the team onboard Al Thuraya-Oman Sail impressed on their J80 in the Grand Prix Ecole Navale.

The predominantly all-women sailing team, which included British Olympic sailor Mary Rook, Raja'a al Owaisi, Ibtisam al Salmi and Nashwa al Kindi, were joined by M34 sailor Yassir al Rahbi and finished 22nd among a fleet of 56 after nine races.

The team had three top-ten results in the event and showed enormous progress since the Spi Ouest regatta in April.

''We have progressed a lot since our last event,'' said helmswoman Raja'a. ''We have a long way to go, but every time we go out, we get better. We have focussed on improving our communication during boat handling and in difficult situations. We are intent on staying focussed on this learning curve as we go into the next phase of training towards Normandy Sailing Week,'' she said.

After the Normandy Week, the J80 team will head to Barcelona for the J80 European Championships from June 27 to J


 






  MENA News Headlines
 Aug 30 2014 - Syrian rebels attack peacekeepers in Golan HeightsArab News
(MENAFN - Arab News) BEIRUT: Clashes erupted between Al-Qaeda-linked Syrian rebels and UN peacekeepers in the Golan Heights on Saturday after the militants surrounded their encampment activists and ...

 Aug 30 2014 - World's first digital currency from Ecuador central bankArab News
(MENAFN - Arab News) QUITO: Ecuador is planning to create what it calls the world's first digital currency issued by a central bank which some analysts believe could be a first step toward abandoning ...

 Aug 30 2014 - Japan's 'Golden Bolt': 103-year-old challenges world's fastest manArab News
(MENAFN - Arab News) KYOTO Japan: Closing in on his 104th birthday a twinkle-toed Japanese sprinter has thrown down the challenge to the world's fastest man Usain Bolt telling him: 'let's ...

 Aug 30 2014 - Cricket: Sri Lanka overpower Pakistan to win ODI seriesArab News
(MENAFN - Arab News) DAMBULLA: Seamer Thisara Perera claimed 4-34 and Tillakartane Dilshan hit an unbeaten 50 as Sri Lanka trounced Pakistan by seven wickets in the final one-dayer on Saturday to ...

 Aug 30 2014 - EU's Barroso warns Ukraine crisis near 'point of no return'Arab News
(MENAFN - Arab News) BRUSSELS: EU Commission head Jose Manual Barroso warned on Saturday that the crisis in Ukraine was reaching the point of no return after reports Russian troops were fighting in ...

 Aug 30 2014 - Egypt court gives 8 Brotherhood leaders life sentencesArab News
(MENAFN - Arab News) CAIRO: A Cairo court has sentenced Muslim Brotherhood spiritual leader Mohammed Badie and seven others to life in prison on charges of planning riots murder and sabotage Egypt's ...

 Aug 30 2014 - Various projects enhance tourist potential in DuqmMuscat Daily
(MENAFN - Muscat Daily) The Special Economic Zone at Duqm is witnessing implementation of many tourism projects that strengthen the potentials of the zone to attract tourists and ...

 Aug 30 2014 - Ruthless activities of IS 'against islamic principles'Arab News
(MENAFN - Arab News) KOZHIKODE: The ISIS or their self proclaimed Khalifates/Islamic state does not represent Islam by any means Sheikh Aboobacker Ahmed general secretary of All India Sunni ...

 Aug 30 2014 - Back to school: Students aim to scale new heightsArab News
(MENAFN - Arab News) An estimated 5.6 million boys and girls will go to school in the Kingdom when schools reopen after the summer and Ramadan vacations on Sunday.In a statement to the Saudi Press ...

 Aug 30 2014 - Al-Asheikh: Name and shame fraudstersArab News
(MENAFN - Arab News) Grand Mufti Abdul Aziz Al-Asheikh called for drafting a list of those who are involved in forging real estate deeds valued at SR400 billion. 'Their names should be made public to ...

more...


 






Google

Click to Apply

 
 

Middle East North Africa - Financial Network

MENAFN News Market Data Countries Tools Section  
 

Middle East North Africa - Financial Network
Arabic MENAFN

Main News
News By Industry
News By Country

IPO News
Islamic Finance News
Private Equity News

How-To Guides
Technology Section

Travel Section

Search News

Market Indices
Quotes & Charts

Global Indices
Arab Indices

US Markets Details

Commodoties

Oil & Energy

Currencies Cross Rates
Currencies Updates
Currency Converter

USA Stocks
Arab Stocks
 

Algeria 
Bahrain 
Egypt 
Iraq
Jordan 
Kuwait 
Lebanon
Morocco 
Oman 
Palestine
Qatar 
Saudi Arabia 
Syria
Tunisia 
UAE 
Yemen

Weather
Investment Game
Economic Calendar
Financial Glossary

My MENAFN
Portfolio Tracker

Voting

Financial Calculators

RSS Feeds [XML]

Corporate Monitor

Events

Real Estate
Submit Your Property

Arab Research
Buy a Research

Press Releases
Submit your PR

Join Newsletters


 
© 2000 menafn.com All Rights Reserved.  Terms of Service | Privacy Policy | Contact Us | Advertise | About MENAFN | Career Opportunities | Feedback | Help