bp Oman signs an agreement with Oman Sail to sponsor the Par…

(MENAFN– Oman Sail) October 24, 2022, Muscat: Oman Sail is delighted to announce that bp Oman is the title sponsor of the upcoming RS Venture Connect World Championships; the first exclusive para-sailing event to be held in Oman.

Together with Oman Sail, bp Oman has been heavily involved in the development of para-sailing in Oman as a supporter of the SailFree initiative. It is the first parasailing program in the region, launched in 2019 as part of bp Oman’s social investment program, and will now continue its association with the championships, which will take place at the Barceló Mussanah Resort from November 22-27, 2022. .

Dr Khamis Al Jabri, CEO of Oman Sail, said: “We are very pleased to welcome bp Oman as the title sponsor of the RS Venture Connect World Championships and to host the first ever Sailing Championship in Oman. dedicated solely to para-sailing. Their support of SailFree has been invaluable and has changed the lives of hundreds of people across Oman, and we hope that exposure to the RS Venture class during the Championships and the Oman Sailing Festival will inspire even more people with disabilities to experience sailing. .

Thuraya Al Taei, C&EA Manager, bp Oman, Kuwait and Qatar, said, “bp in Oman is committed to supporting Omanis with disabilities by ensuring that opportunities are inclusive for all people within the community. We are delighted to sponsor the RS Venture World Championship to achieve our goal. Over the past three years, we have witnessed the success of our “SailFree” social investment program which has now enabled a national parasailing team to compete internationally. We look forward to working with Oman Sail to deliver a successful championship and continue to support ‘Sail Free’.

SailFree is a joint initiative between Oman Sail, bp Oman and the Oman Paralympic Committee, and is the premier para-sailing program in the region. Launched in December 2019, it has since featured more than 200 men and women between the ages of 16 and 30. It has since become a model of inclusivity, diversity and empowerment, and continues to provide opportunities for people with disabilities across Oman.

The RS Venture Connect World Championships will feature 36 teams from 19 nations, as well as a three-day Parasailing Development Program (PDP) clinic hosted by World Sailing, the sport’s global governing body, to provide a training for coaches and race officials. .

As with the previous RS Venture Connect Class World Championship, this year’s World Championship will once again feature a “Para” category as well as an “Open” category for registered teams. This will increase participation opportunities for sailors who did not previously meet the requirements of World Sailing’s minimum disability classification criteria required to compete in the Para category. The inclusion of the “Open” category means that the event will feature prizes for Venture Connect “Para” and “Open” class champions.

About Oman Sail:
Operating under the umbrella of Oman Tourism Development Company, Oman Sail is responsible for reviving the country’s maritime eminence, promoting the Sultanate to the world through sailing, contributing to the nation’s sustainable prosperity and providing long-term learning opportunities for young people. Since 2008, Oman Sail has built a solid foundation around sailing, tourism, trade, health and the environment, all supported by skills-based development for its workforce. Committed to providing equal learning opportunities for men and women, Oman Sail’s programs focus on nurturing young talent to develop tomorrow’s sailing champions, increasing revenue in tourism markets, activities and experiential learning and gaining prominent international exposure for the country. The company has a strong track record of delivering a portfolio of events across the Sultanate to showcase Oman’s natural beauty, tourism potential, people’s hospitality and infrastructure readiness for business opportunities. More information can be found at


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