The quadruple gold and silver medal Olympic champion opens his campaign in the 40-foot catamarans in Singapore next month
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Friday 28 August 2009
A wild gust of wind, which caused Mike Golding’s 40-foot catamaran Ecover to pitch-pole end over end in Kiel, left crewman Bruno Dubois in hospital last night.
Monday 03 August 2009
The unstoppable force which is the Oman sailing team in the iShares Cup was again winning applause from the crowds thronging the shoreline today.
Sunday 05 July 2009
In a final day of hectic Mediterranean action off Hyeres, the standout team in the second of six iShares Cup regattas continued to be Oman with British Olympic bronze medallist Chris Draper at the helm of the red boat and French ocean racing legend Loick Peyron on the blue boat.
Saturday 04 July 2009
Britain was ruling the waves, floundering in the middle of the waves, and almost trying to sink beneath waves as the second day of the second iShares Cup European circuit produced a sparkling set of races in the Mediterranean resort of Hyeres.
Friday 03 July 2009
A near-perfect but not over-testing racing breeze gave Mike Cumming and his Oman Masirah team an impressive start to the opening day of the second iShares Cup regatta, staged off the harbour wall of a town best known for its annual Olympic regatta.
Wednesday 03 June 2009
While speculation on Tyneside yesterday continued to focus on a possible Newcastle United takeover by an unknown group from Oman, City of London insiders close to the sale of the club indicated that this may not be the case.
Saturday 16 May 2009
Saturday 16 May 2009
Mr Meticulous was halfway around the car when his phone rang. Given our location, deep inside in the Terminal 1 car park at Dubai airport, I was surprised it worked. And startled when he said "It's for you."
Saturday 02 May 2009
We must be in the wrong place. This was the immediate conclusion I arrived at as our guide, Mahad, pulled off to the side of the road and killed the engine. While he pottered about in the boot for the picnic, laying out a blanket and several bowls of exotic-looking food, I held a quick internal debate about whether or not I should believe my eyes.
Wednesday 25 March 2009
Oman's Mohsin al Busaidi yesterday became the first Arab ever to sail non-stop round the world. The 33-year old was aboard Ellen MacArthur's record-breaking 75-foot trimaran re-named Musandam as part of a crew of five and as part of the Sultanate's bid to "reignite Oman's maritime heritage and inspire youngsters to take up sailing."
Thursday 12 February 2009
Saturday 31 January 2009
Talk about a holiday in the Gulf and everyone thinks of Dubai – understandably so, for the Emirate is by far the most popular destination in the region. But if you want to see real Arabia, as opposed to a mass of shopping malls and luxury hotels, there is a far better option: Oman.
Thursday 22 January 2009
A British mother today lost an appeal against her conviction for adultery in Dubai.
Sunday 11 January 2009
Saturday 10 January 2009
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