With just 63 days to go until the 2nd Asian Beach Games get underway in Oman this December, the marina for the event has been completed. Built and supplied by Walcon Marine, the facility provides 54 berths for boats of up to 12 metres in length and uses upgraded System 2000 pontoons built with aluminium frames and hardwood timber decking, and supported on the famous Walcon fibre-reinforced concrete floats. All the components were built at the company’s facilities in the UK and Dubai. The marina also features a 30m by 2.5m warren truss access bridge, allowing for a gentle gradient from shore to pontoon.
The games are being held at the purpose-built Al-Musannah Sports City situated 125 km north of Muscat, and are expected to attract over 2,000 athletes and 50,000 spectators over the course of the nine day event.
The Asian Beach Games were first held in 2008 in Bali and in 2010 will involve a wide range of sports including marathon swimming, sailing, beach volleyball, jetskiing, waterskiing and more. The sailing element involves both sailing and windsurfing competitions, with Laser Radials and Hobie 16s being used in the dinghy races.
The event takes place from 8 to 16 December. For more information go to http://www.muscat2010.org.om
Founded in 1963, Walcon Marine is the market leader in the design, construction and installation of marinas, yacht harbours and berthing facilities around the world. As probably the longest established and most experienced company in its field, Walcon Marine is a global organisation with manufacturing facilities in the UK, Australia and Dubai. Its pontoons are now installed in over 30 different countries on five continents, and recent projects include the marina built at Portland on the south coast for England for the 2012 Olympics.