Boats holding valid June 2020 to May 2021 IRC certificates with a minimum of 9.15m LH unless agreed otherwise by the Organising Authority. Depending upon numbers of entries more than 1 IRC Classes may be formed with class splits decided after entries close.
Boats not holding a valid June 2020 to May 2021 IRC certificate but ruled as suitable for entry by the Organising Authority shall, upon receipt of the completed Entry Form, be issued with an Event Handicap, based on the best information available, see NoR 7.2.
A Double handed IRC class will be included for boats that satisfy the Organising Authority that they have suitable and adequate experience and that their boat is appropriately prepared for two-handed sailing. It is a requirement that at least one crew has previously completed at least one Dubai to Muscat race, or else has offshore sailing experience acceptable to the Organising Authority and has attended and passed an SSSC.
Any multihull boat wishing to enter the race should contact the Organising Authority to discuss boat specification and design, safety equipment and crew requirements.
Boats not intending to race but wanting to join in the event may enter to cruise to Muscat at the discretion of the Organising Authority. The minimum LOA, stability and safety equipment requirements shall apply to all boats.