Millennium Resort Mussanah hosts laser radial women’s world championship

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Published November 22nd, 2015 - 08:12 GMT

Millennium Resort Mussanah geared up to welcome 100 of the top ranked female sailors as Mussanah plays host to the 2015 Laser Radial Women’s World Championships. The event is the last major regatta before the 2016 Olympic Games, and a number of high level dignitaries will be on hand to watch the world’s best compete for gold and a spot in Rio de Janeiro next year.

Organised by Oman Sail, racing began on 19 November with two races back to back for three days. Competitors will then enjoy a rest day before resuming competition. The finals and closing ceremony take place on 26 November where the winner will be crowned.

Maurice de Rooij, General Manager of Millennium Resort Mussanah, said, “It is our pleasure to host an event of this magnitude, which will raise the profile of Oman and her unique, natural wonders. Millennium Resort Mussanah has fast-become an ideal location for the biggest regional and international sporting events in the Sultanate and due to our position on the shores of Oman and world-class sporting amenities, we are able to provide an Olympic standard facility with high-quality accommodation onsite.”

He added, “We look forward to hosting the athletes, coaches and media from around the world, and offering our guests the second-to-none service and unprecedented level of expertise that has transformed this part of the Al Batinah coast into one of the most sought-after destinations for the finest sailing events in the world.”

Constructed to host the 2nd Asian Beach Games, Millennium Resort Mussanah has gained a reputation for bringing some of the biggest sports events in the world to Oman. In addition to the 2014 edition of EFG Sailing Arabia – The Tour, the resort has also been the host venue for the 2013 Laser World Championships, FIFA Asian Beach Soccer World Cup Qualifications, and most recently, the RS:X World Windsurfing Championships. 

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Millennium & Copthorne Hotels

Millennium Hotels and Resorts was founded in 1989, on the vision of its Chairman, Kwek Leng Beng, who leads Singapore’s Hong Leong Group.

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