The Offshore Sailing Race
Congratulation to Switchblade and Simon Reeves for first place IRC and Line Honours in the 2018 Dubai to Muscat Offshore Sailing Race. Switchblade ( a Beneteau First 36.7) completed the course in a time of 3 days and 5 hours. The final hour involved an exciting tacking dual with Shahrazad, another First 36.7. Both yachts tacked along the Omani coast some 15 times in a close dual towards the finish line at Marina Bandar Al Rowdha. Full race results: 2018 Race Results Posted
The Sailing Instructions for the 2018 race have been issued and are available at:http://dubaitomuscatrace.com/race-documentation/
The Dubai to Muscat Offshore Race is available on VIRTUAL REGATTA
The race tracker for the 2018 event is now available to view. Competing boats will appear one day or so before the race start at 14:00 on Thursday March 8th.
The next edition of the Dubai to Muscat Offshore Sailing Race will start from Dubai Offshore Sailing Club on March 8th 2018. The date has been moved from November to better align the race in between other offshore races in the Mediterranean and Asian region. There will be no event in 2017.
The first offshore sailing race from Dubai to Muscat was held in 1992 by a group of enthusiastic sailors from Oman and the UAE. They departed into the blue unknown from Dubai International Marine Club with the anticipation of an exploratory adventure up the coast of the UAE, around the remote Mussandam peninsula and then skipping down the coast of Oman, hoping eventually to find somewhere to rest up around Muscat. With most of the boats under 30 ft in length, a slow passage was expected and various stop off points including the Wudam Navy base were scheduled to resupply and to rest up should the weather turn nasty before a final destination at the Al Bustan Hotel. Aquarius took line honours and is still sailing out of Dubai Offshore Sailing Club. A full account of the first race can be found in the history page or downloaded here:DUBAI MUSCAT RACE
Today the race is a competitive 360 mile offshore race, rated ‘ISAF Cat 3 with life raft’ featuring the largest and most skillful sailing teams in the region. The race is accredited by the Royal Ocean Racing Club (“RORC”) and features sailors of all nationalities from most corners of the world.
The 2016 edition was the 25th anniversary and featured the largest number of entries in the history of the event with 20 monohulls racing in IRC and club classes.
The 2 sides of the 2016 Dubai to Muscat Race
Atari-7 as IRC line honour winners
Omnia competing in Club Class and participating in the Sohar Educational Programme with students from 5 GEMS schools around Dubai
Congratulations to Atari 7 (Landmark 43), skippered by Hannes Waimer for their victory in the 25th anniversary Dubai to Muscat Sailing Race. Full results can be found at: http://dubaitomuscatrace.com/news-results/
First Place: Atari 7, Hannes Waimer
Second Pace: Oman Sail Rennaisance, Fahad Al Hasni
Third Place: Paymate, Maarten Van De Harst
Congratulations to Maverick, skippered by Ian Lewis for victory in Club Class
Highlights of the 2016 Dubai to Muscat Race
Celebrating 25 years of the Dubai to Muscat Race – Promotional Video