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Activities in Oman – by Oman World Tourism

Extreme Sailing Series 2013, March 6-8th at the Wave

pic from oman sail        Today is the beginning of Extreme Sailing Series 2013 but Thursday and Friday are the most exciting days for families.   It’s being held at The Wave, Muscat with the public village open from 11am-6pm and the racing from 2 to 5pm.support your extreme champions     This should be quite the event with something for everyone in the family.  Thanks to Maria from Oman Sail for the invite and info and another big thanks to Stacey from RedBull for the invite and VIP pass!  I’m a little nervous as I’m supposed to be racing with one of the teams on Thursday!  BTW, if you send an SMS to 90455, you can win a chance to sail with one of the Omani teams while they race! (The draw will occur sometime today – March 6th.)

Here’s a short vid titled “Support your Extreme Champions” from Oman Sail’s youtube channel about this event: Team Duqm  This is a pic from Oman Sail’s facebook page of the newest Omani team, “Team Duqm Oman“.

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  To view this information and more (including map with directions), click on this link (provided by Oman Sail!) for the program flyer: ESS Program_Flyer

Don’t miss out on all the fun at the Wave!

Update: Wednesday afternoon racing is now over.  Here are the team standings after race 13:

  • Red Bull Sailing Team         – 105 points
  • The Wave, Muscat                – 105 points
  • Alinghi                                         – 96 points
  • Team Duqm Oman                 – 83 points
  • Team Korea                               – 73 points
  • GAC Pindar                                – 73 points
  • Realteam                                     – 69 points
  • SAP Extreme Sailing Team – 69 points

For any extreme sailing enthusiasts out there, you can watch the entire racing event from Wednesday, March 6th here from the Extreme Sailing Series youtube page (actually starts 50 secs into video):

Oman Sail’s Special Packages for February (Discover, Explore, Experience)

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Had to share these fantastic packages (for 2) on offer from Oman Sail to:

  • Discover Scuba Diving,
  • Explore the Damaniyat Islands, and/or
  • Experience Sailing

Some pretty decent offers from the folks at Oman Sail! They sure do know how to cover all aspects of social networking: from facebook, to youtube vids to twitter, so I encourage you to show them some love and “like“, subscribe and “follow“.

Published Jan 29, 2013, “This clip summarizes the grand opening of Mussanah Marina and the new dive center which was held at Mussanah Sport’s city on 10th of January2013. The ceremony had various activities during the day after the offical opening by the guest of honor and officials followed by some fun free entertainment for the family and kids.”

Free Sailing and Banana Boat Rides from Oman Sail at Shatti Al Qurum!

If you didn’t head down to Shatti Al Qurum (behind Oasis by the Sea Mall) at all today, you missed out on a lot of family fun provided by the folks at Oman Sail.  It started at 10:30am and lasted all day until 5:30pm.  You’ve got another chance to enjoy sailing or banana boat riding for free tomorrow, Friday, Sep. 21st, 10:30am-5:30pm.

The activities at Shatti Beach were well managed today and the police were on hand as a safety precaution.  It was obvious that a lot of work went into making this a successful event.

If you love the word “free” as much as I do, there were plenty of freebies available from Oman Sail including balloons for the kiddies, fans for the ladies, free chilled water and juice boxes and free baseball caps.

The first step was to to register at this table. It took just a minute to fill out the names of those participating, your age(s), the activity you want to try (sailing or banana boat ride) and then fill in your email address and a statement that all are in good health.  Next, you wait for an available lifejacket and then stand in line at the shoreline for your turn.  It was that easy!

The banana boat ride was a huge hit with kids of all ages!

Nice to see the police boat out on patrol!

The folks at Oman Sail were so friendly and helpful with plenty of smiles for everyone.

This was the skipper on our free sailing ride, Mr. Hassan Al Rawhi, who has been with Oman Sail for 3 years now.

Hassan Al Rawhi in action! My 1st boat ride was with my sister-in-law in a laser and it was what I’d categorize as a standard boatride.  The 2nd time out (this time with my wife), Hassan really had the boat soaring.  I thought we were going in the water a few times. It was awesome!

One of the several points that I thought our boat was going under! 🙂

2 thumbs up for a fantastic event by Oman Sail!  Thanks for the fun activities, the big smiles, great attitudes and your volunteering spirit that made our time at Shatti al Qurum today a memorable one.

If you’re ever in Muscat (or Mussanah) and are interested in water activities such as sailing, power-boating, water skiing or wake-boarding, be sure to check out their website at www.omansail.com.  You can book lessons by calling them at (+968) 2455-4216 or email them at watersports@omansail.com .