Dear Muscat Race Skippers,
With the recent Oman border closures and hotel quarantine requirements, combined with the current Covid situation in UAE, it is now no longer practical to plan to hold the Dubai to Muscat Offshore Race in its standard format.
At present, we still hope to hold a long distance sailing event on the weekend of 26th March, 2020. We have received approval from the UAE General Authority for Sport for the D2M, albeit with a few conditions that we still need to fulfil such as approval from the Dubai Covid Crisis committee and the lifting of the current event ban.
Therefore, we have two options under planning for a Shortened Course D2M as a two-night sailing challenge:
Preferred Option: Mini D2M, Dubai to Musandam.
Long distance race within Dubai and Northern Emirates.
We will make a final decision in early March on which, if any, option can be arranged. This decision will of course be reliant on how the Covid situation develops and clarity on whether the event ban will be eased for late March or kept in place.