Sailing into history – Omani sailors Fahad Al Hasni Mohsin Al Busaidi were among the crew who helped sail the "Musandam-Oman Sail" yacht across the Atlantic Ocean, making it the first Arab yacht ever to complete a transatlantic race.
NYC to France – The Krys Ocean Race started in New York City on July 7, the final destination was the French city of Brest. It took the "Musandam-Oman Sail" yacht 5 days, 7 hours, 5 minutes and 38 seconds to cross the Atlantic.
A new generation of trimarans – The "Musandam-Oman Sail" is a trimaran and was one of five new 70 feet multifhull yachts to compete in the Krys Ocean Race, which has attracted some of the biggest names in offshore racing.
Rollercoaster ride – The Omani crew started the race really strong but after 24 hours they lost their lead as one of the yacht's foils snapped off . The crew managed to fix the boat, but as a result they could only sail on the starboard side across the Atlantic. Despite this setback they managed to reach speeds up to 39 knots and finished fourth in the race.
The "Oman Sail" project – The project was set up to encourage young Omanis to take up sailing. In the past three years it has taught thousands of children how to sail and it is also helping to develop a women's squad. Both Fahad Al Hasni Mohsin Al Busaidi are part of the program.
Oman's national hero – Mohsin Al Busaidi, 37, is a former petty officer in the Omani navy. He shot to fame in 2009 when he became the first Arab to sail non-stop around the world in just 76 days.
New Omani talent – One of the young Omanis who has found his sea legs through the "Oman Sail" project is Fahad Al Hasni, 29. He was selected to be part of the "Musandam-Oman Sail" crew despite only having sailed for three years.
Learning from the best – Presently both Omani and non-Omani sailors sail under the Oman Sail flag and this year's multihull crew consists of Omani, French, American and British sailors. The aim is for the Omani sailors to share the knowledge gained with their fellow countrymen and women in the training program back home.