Man overboard from Oman Sail, hopes dashed.


Give or treat yourself to a subscription to the print + digital Journal of Sailing and for only 69 euros a year you get the magazine at home plus read it on your PC, smartphone and tablet. With a sea of advantages.

The search for Mohammed Al Alawi, the 26-year-old sailor from Oman Sail who fell overboard at 5:05 a.m. the day before yesterday morning while the MOD70 was sailing off the coast of Croatia in the direction of Trieste, where he was to take part in the 46th Barcolana, continues unabated, but hopes are thinning by the minute.

Right now, in addition to the Croatian and Italian Coast Guard, the team’s own trimaran and a smaller boat, the Extreme 40 also expected in the Julian capital, are engaged in the operation. Oman has also chartered additional boats and helicopters.

Al Alawi reportedly ended up in the water off Pula: at that time the wind was not blowing particularly hard, 15-18 knots, and the sea was not rough. Neither the details of the accident nor who was on watch aboard are yet known. It appears that clarification of the incident has been postponed to a press conference in Trieste. The sultanate team obviously canceled its participation in the Trieste events.



Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Check out the latest issue

Are you already a subscriber?

Ultimi annunci
Our social

Sign up for our Newsletter

We give you a gift

Sailing, its stories, all boats, accessories. Sign up now for our free newsletter and receive the best news selected by the Sailing Newspaper editorial staff each week. Plus we give you one month of GdV digitally on PC, Tablet, Smartphone. Enter your email below, agree to the Privacy Policy and click the “sign me up” button. You will receive a code to activate your month of GdV for free!

Once you click on the button below check your mailbox



You may also be interested in.


Sign in