A team of Omani women has made it to the final stages of the Gulf region's only long distance sailing event. The Sailing Arabia tour will head to Oman later on Thursday.
Despite a history of maritime trade and pearling, Omani sailors haven't made much of a mark at an international level.
Now, the country is training a new generation to compete at the top level of the sport.
Al Jazeera's Joanna Gasiorowska went to meet some of them in Doha.