If you want to know how competitive the revamped EFG Sailing Arabia – The Tour was this year ask Volvo Ocean Race champion Franck Cammas… who has just experienced life ‘below the fold’

The new-look EFG Sailing Arabia – The Tour came fully of age in 2019, again delivering early season racing in near ideal conditions for a fleet of highly competitive Diam 24 teams.

‘It has been a phenomenal ride,’ says founder and owner Rodney Keenan, who began sailmaking in 1991 with Lidgard Sails and then worked with Doyle and Qantum.

After seven successful years racing in the southern Gulf region, the Tour underwent a radical reboot in 2018. The long-serving Farr 30 fleet was replaced by the rapid Diam trimaran and the course was reconfigured to focus on the charms and challenges of Oman’s striking coastline. Read on.