Sur sailing school set to boost skills



Muscat: The Oman Sail School which will be set up at Sur soon, would teach the youth sporting techniques in sailing and further the coastal city's renowned sea-faring skills.

The inauguration is scheduled for early 2014, based on the steady advancement of the building's construction work. The school, funded by Oman LNG, the fourth in the Sultanate, comes after three other institutions of its kind established by Oman Sail in Muscat and Musannah.

It will provide professional world-class tuition to students and will be run by trained Omani managers and instructors.

High profile sailor Said Al Araimi, who hails from Sur, will be in-charge of running the sailing centre in his hometown.

Said is a senior instructor who has had international success in the Hobie 16 catamaran class and has recently been heavily involved in the development of Oman Sail's youth programme.

The school, when completed, will mark the realisation of first half of a projected target of eight Oman Sail sailing schools planned for the Sultanate.

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