Oman is a very arid place, this morning I woke to the mountainous view outside the hotel window.

We have driven the extreme 40s down from Dubai to Muscat in Oman, an 8 hour drive. Today we have to build the iShares extreme 40 for racing which starts tomorrow. We have 3 days of racing and it will be good to build on what we achieved in Dubai. We want to win this event and show what we can do as a team.

I go back down to Sydney in a weeks time and will be there racing 18 foot skiffs and Formula 18 catamaran.

I have a lot of big boat sailing to do and will be racing in Australia, maybe doing the Sydney to Hobart.

Hugh singing out.