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A Croatian sailboat will welcome World Cup supporters in Doha

The Croatian ship “Golden Horizon”, the largest square-rigged sailing ship in the world, will arrive in Qatar to welcome Croatian fans throughout the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022.
This was announced by the Croatian Business Council (CBC) in a press release on Sunday.
The council said they were carrying out the project with the aim of promoting Croatian culture and tourism and showing their love for the sport and the national team.
Croatia finished second at the 2018 World Cup in Russia.
The inspiration for the “Golden Horizon” initiative came from 2019 when the Qatari dhow Fath Al Khair sailed to Croatia to promote the World Cup, said CBC project director Omar Saciragic.
“We want to take this opportunity to thank the Supreme Committee for Delivery and Legacy, Discovery Qatar, Qatar Tourism and Doha Port officials for making it possible to showcase our vessel in a prime location in the heart of Doha Port. This project is a testament to an excellent relationship between our two countries and we hope that it will only serve to strengthen our bilateral relations,” said Mario Lozancic, Chairman of the Croatian Business Council in Qatar.
The five-masted barque is based on “France II”, a legendary square-rigged tall ship built in 1913. “We took inspiration from the magnificent Tea Clippers and Cape Horners of history, and added our own contemporary twist”, the ship’s website says.
The mower is 162m long and 18.5m wide. It has five masts with 36 transverse sails with a total area of ​​6,347 m², according to information available on the CBC Qatar website (https://www.cbcqatar.com/news/golden-horizon-croatian-fans-on -the- largest square-rigged sailboat in the world during the world cup in qatar 2022).
“First-class service, top-notch restaurants and elegant staterooms, all with sea views as part of the luxurious onboard experience. ‘Golden Horizon’ will be moored in a prime location in the heart of the Port of Doha,” the website adds. .
Different packages will be available to customers and their full details, as well as cabin types and deck plan, and check-in information can be obtained from the ship’s website at https://goldenhorizon.qa
The ship includes the Gallery Deck, where one can find a library, boutique (which sells everything from essentials to high-end sunglasses, binoculars and designer clothes), guest services and a dining room. to eat, etc.
On the marina deck, one will find the ship’s gateway to the ocean – the marina platform, which opens just above the water at the stern. From here, guests can explore the underwater destination with the ship’s scuba diving equipment or borrow snorkels to view marine wildlife from the surface.
The marina is also the hub for free water sports equipment, and it also houses a spa and gym.