Six Senses Zighy Bay 4th Stop on Sailing Arabia the Tour, 2012
Zighy Bay, Musandam Peninsula, Sultanate of Oman, 10th of December 2011 – Six Senses Zighy Bay announces its second collaboration with Oman Sail’s Sailing Arabia – the Tour (SATT) 2012. Starting from Manama, Bahrain and ending in Muscat, Oman, the route will traverse the Arabian Peninsula with Six Senses Zighy Bay as the first stop entering Oman. Touring through four nations and seven marinas Sailing Arabia the Tour sails over 1,408 kilometres in only 14 days, modelled after the internationally renowned Tour de France à la Voile, one of the world’s most famous offshore sailing events. In early 2011 Oman Sail established a regional alternative, Sailing Arabia – The Tour, the first international sailing regatta that joined together the nations of the Gulf to race competitively around the region.
On 23 February, 2012 the fourth leg of 2012 Sailing Arabia (SATT) will finish in Zighy Marina. The fifth leg will depart on 25 February, 2012 from Zighy Bay, Musandam, Oman and to Musannah, Oman.
Up to fifteen boats are entering this year’s race, including an all-female boat. The boats allowed entry are the Farr 30, length of 9.43 metres, width of 3.07 metres, height of 14 metres, weight of 2.05 tons and draft of 2.1 metres as well as the M34, length of 10.34 metres, width of 2.98 metres, height of 16.36 metres, weight of 2.7 tons and draft of 1.8 – 2.5 metres. Each boat is manned by six sailors; only one winner will take home the trophy in Muscat.
The inaugural tour of Sailing Arabia in 2011 also saw the completion of the fourth leg at Six Senses Zighy Bay. With great success Six Senses Zighy Bay is delighted to welcome the Tour again. Godfrey Vas, General Manager states, “With such a rich maritime tradition, the Arabian Peninsula is the perfect route for a prestigious sailing tour; we are excited to again see the tour stop through our resort. Last year the sailors and race crew thoroughly enjoyed their time in our hideaway, and we hope that the Musandam stop of the Sailing Arabia Tour remains synonymous with SLOW LIFE at Six Senses Zighy Bay.”
A full day of in port racing activities for the media is organized on Friday, 24 February 2012, culminating with a family-style barbecue event on the beach. Media and invited guests have the opportunity to sail on board any of the boats with the crew for personal interviews and experiences. The announced winners of the fourth leg will be presented at the event as well as a raffle for a night-stay at Six Senses Zighy Bay to the winning crew.
For further media information, images or press trips please contact
Monica Majors at Six Senses Zighy Bay on T: +968 26735555 (ext.1104),
E: firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.sixsenses.com/SixSensesZighyBay
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