The countdown to the start of EFG Sailing Arabia – The Tour has begun in earnest with all 11 teams putting the final touches to their 2015 campaigns following a series of training races in Muscat.

With the start of the fifth edition of this Arabian Gulf endurance classic just hours away, the crews have all tailored their training sessions to their own needs, to make the most of the four day preparation time. The European teams coming in from their cold winters have been acclimatising to the heat, the more experienced crews have been practising their manoeuvres while novices are finding their way around the Farr 30s before the start today.

EFG Sailing Arabia – The Tour 2015 reaches Qatar waters on February 26th. 11 teams will sail into the Four Seasons Marina, Doha and take part in an action-packed in-port race set to thrill spectators from across the nation. The boats, which set sail from Muscat on February 15th are now on Day 3 of the Gulf tour and will depart Doha on the final leg of the race as they take on the ultimate head-to-head challenge to reach the finish line in Manama, Bahrain.