Quotes: MENA   Enter Symbol: NewsLetter: Search: advanced

Oman- Ibtisam has proven to be an asset Katie  Join our daily free Newsletter

MENAFN - Muscat Daily - 18/02/2014
No. of Ratings : 0
Add to Mixx!



(MENAFN - Muscat Daily) A veteran of three America's Cup teams and two round-the-world sailing races, Katie Pettibone is impressed by the commitment of the Omani girls in the ongoing 2014 Sailing Arabia-The Tour (SATT), the region's only offshore race.


The American sailor, who is the skipper of the all-women crew of Al Thuraya bank muscat, is participating in the SATT for the third year, but has taken up the role of skipper for the first time.


Al Thuraya bank muscat crew comprises four Omani girls with only 23 year old Ibtisam al Salmi having previous SATT experience.
Ibtisam

Ibtisam al Salmi

The other three - Huda al Mashrafi, Khaloud al Araimi and Riham al Shezawi - made their debut this year.


Speaking to Muscat Daily, Katie said, ''The Omani girls are hard-working. They are keen to learn and have displayed the right attitude so far. They still have a lot to learn, but what impresses me is their dedication.''


''Offshore sailing is quite tough for these young sailors and Ibtisam has displayed the right qualities. She has bee the fastest learner and is always keen to ask for more. She has a lot of potential,'' said Katie.


''During the first two offshore legs, the Omani girls were real troopers and worked hard all night. Ibtisam has really stepped up and has proved to be an asset. She does all the tasks assigned to her and has also developed her skills. She has asked for more coaching and feedback on her strengths, weaknesses and what she needs to do to improve upon,'' said Katie.


''Ibtisam also helps prepare the new Omani girls for the pace, handling of the boat and themselves, as well as what is required to be a part of a team. She remembers her first time in the SATT, her doubts, fears and struggles and is becoming a mentor for the others,'' said Katie.


The 42 year old experienced sailor said it becomes difficult to train the girls during the race.


''I wish we had more time to train before racing because it is hard to learn while in the middle of one. Explanations get shorter, time and opportunity for trial and error reduces, and the focus on specifics limits learning about the bigger picture,'' she said.


Katie, who works as a lawyer, said, ''I want the Omani girls to leave this offshore sailing experience with a sense of accomplishment, that they learned skills and what it means to be part of a team.


''Offshore racing is the hardest, in my opinion, because you can't get into consistent routines and it is tremendously physically and mentally demanding. This young team has tremendous growth potential, and at the end of the 2014 SATT, I want to instill in them the satisfaction of a job well done and go on to utilise those new skills, be successful in whatever they pursue,''

 


Muscat Daily




  MENA News Headlines
 Sep 27 2016 - Daimler Trucks presents Fuso eCanter and Mercedes-Benz Urban eTruck at 2016 IAAMENAFN Press
(MENAFN Press) World premiere: the all-electric and networked Mercedes-Benz Urban eTruck • Electric truck with the performance of a diesel engine • Innovative design with flowing lines The ...

 Sep 27 2016 - GCC participants enrich the character of Juha in Narrator’s Café at 16th Sharjah International Narrators ForumMENAFN Press
(MENAFN Press) A wide range of participants from Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and the UAE have enriched the contemporary personality of Juha, a folk storyteller persona, during the evening ...

 Sep 27 2016 - California Mesothelioma Victims Center Now Offers a PowerEnergy Worker with Mesothelioma in California Better Options When It Comes to Attorneys with The Goal Better CompensationMENAFN Press
(MENAFN Press) California Mesothelioma Victims Center Now Offers a Power/Energy Worker with Mesothelioma in California Better Options When It Comes to Attorneys with The Goal Better Compensation ...

 Sep 27 2016 - SE UMCC doubled the value of its assetsMENAFN Press
(MENAFN Press) SE UMCC doubled the value of its assets The value of assets of the two companies more than doubled since 2014, reaching UAH 1.7 billion KIEV, UKRAINE, September 20, 2016 ...

 Sep 27 2016 - AnyFlip Flipbook Software Ranked Higher in Digital PublishingMENAFN Press
(MENAFN Press) AnyFlip Flipbook Software Ranked Higher in Digital Publishing AnyFlip won the support of marketers, bloggers and businesses that create attractive flipbooks for online ...

 Sep 27 2016 - foodpanda Malaysia launches World Food Tour campaignMENAFN Press
(MENAFN Press) foodpanda Malaysia launches World Food Tour campaign Celebration to the many cuisines available on the food delivery platform This campaign not only gives our customers a chance ...

 Sep 27 2016 - Satellite Broadband Communication in Public Safety Market Report 2016 - 2021MENAFN Press
(MENAFN Press) Satellite Broadband Communication in Public Safety Market Report 2016 - 2021 PUNE, INDIA, September 27, 2016 /EINPresswire.com/ -- Sales, means the sales volume of Satellite ...

 Sep 27 2016 - Solder: Consumption, Demand, Sales, Competitor and Forecast 2016 2021MENAFN Press
(MENAFN Press) Solder: Consumption, Demand, Sales, Competitor and Forecast 2016 – 2021 Solder Global Market 2016 Analysis and Forecast to 2021 PUNE, INDIA, September 27, 2016 /EINPresswire.com/ ...

 Sep 27 2016 - BriskBard 1.2 Released With New Security FeaturesMENAFN Press
(MENAFN Press) BriskBard 1.2 Released With New Security Features BriskBard's web browser BriskBard's email client BriskBard's logo The latest version of BriskBard has been released with ...

 Sep 27 2016 - Watch Your Mind Maps in Style with Mind Vector For Apple WatchMENAFN Press
(MENAFN Press) Watch Your Mind Maps in Style with Mind Vector For Apple Watch Mind Vector, the No. 1 choice of 1 Million + users worldwide is now available on the Apple Watch. Use the app on ...

more...


 





Google

 
 

Middle East North Africa - Financial Network

MENAFN News Market Data Countries Tools Section  
 

Middle East North Africa - Financial Network
Arabic MENAFN

Main News
News By Industry
News By Country

Islamic Finance News
Private Equity News

How-To Guides
Technology Section

Travel Section

Search News

Market Indices
Quotes & Charts

Global Indices
Arab Indices

Commodoties

Oil & Energy

Currencies Cross Rates
Currencies Updates
Currency Converter

USA Stocks
Arab Stocks
 

Algeria 
Bahrain 
Egypt 
Iraq
Jordan 
Kuwait 
Lebanon
Morocco 
Oman 
Palestine
Qatar 
Saudi Arabia 
Syria
Tunisia 
UAE 
Yemen

Weather
Economic Calendar
Financial Glossary


Financial Calculators

RSS Feeds [XML]

Corporate Monitor

Events

Real Estate
Submit Your Property

Arab Research
Buy a Research

Press Releases
Submit your PR

Join Newsletters


 
© 2014 menafn.com All Rights Reserved.  Terms of Service | Privacy Policy | Contact Us | Advertise | About MENAFN | Career Opportunities | Feedback | Help