Ocean Link-Dalian Maritime University Sailing Team, a Comet 51S skippered
by Mu Shijia, dominated IRC B from start to finish, winning all but one race.
The Species Cup was won by Pauline M, skippered
by Eddie Woodall, with gurnard, dab, mackerel and coley.
Derry-Londonderry-Doire, Clipper Ventures, Skippered
by Sean McCarter,
In the second half of the heat it was Al Zahab all the way as its skipper and owner Ahmad Ebrahim Rashid found a perfect line to finish ahead of Muzahem that is owned by Shaikh Saqr Bin Saud Bin Saqr Al Qasimi and skippered
by Hamad Ahmad Ahmadouh while leaving the Ebrahim Sultan Ebrahim Al Marzouqi-skippered AD Team in third place.
by Mati Sepp, topped the first round winning all his 10 races.
Since we published the article, Offshore Yachting has been advised that Hobart sailor Greg Prescott was 18 when he skippered
his father's 10-metre sloop, Hotspur, in the 1980 Sydney Hobart.
One-time winner aACAyMukhdaram', owned by Sultan Saeed Hareb and skippered
by Ahmad Obaid Saif Al Suwaidi, came in fourth, while aACAyToufan', another former champion skippered
by Ahmad Saeed Salim Al Rumaithi, was placed fifth.
Taking the runner-up spot was Tatweer Petroleum skippered
by Olaf Schoenicke, while Robeco skippered
by Berk Gurhan finished third.
Accompanied by the splash of oars and chanting of traditional songs, it was Shanas skippered
by Khalifa Bin Ahmad Bin Abdullah taking the top spot in the first round, while Muzahim, owned by Shaikh Saqr Bin Saud Bin Saqr Al Qasimi and skippered
by Hamad Ahmad Ahmadoo, emerged victorious in the second.
Oman Sail's Renaissance team is skippered
by Saleh Al Jabri, Abdulaziz Al Husaini will guide the Royal Navy team while Cedric Pouligny is set to skipper Oman's third team - Commercial Bank Group.
Sailing from the eastern bridge of Palm Island towards Jumeirah before turning up to the gateway to Palm Island, the 65-vessel race was dominated by Zilzal, owned by Marwan Abdullah Mohammad Al Marzouqi and skippered
by Omar Abdullah Mohammad Al Marzouqi, followed closely by Dahes, skippered
by Hassan Abdullah Mohammad Al Marzouqui in second place.
The Bahraini contingent will be skippered
by national team coach Kacem Ben Jemia.