Langkwai National Sailing Training Centre Soon To Undergo Upgradation

Malaysia is very serious when it comes to its rising yachting culture and recently the government has announced to upgrade the Langkwai based National Sailing training Centre. The Malaysian government is looking forward to upgraded the sailing body prior to Youth Sailing ISAF World Championship 2015.

The news has been confirmed by Khairy Jamaluddin, the Youth & Sports Minister of Malaysia.

As per his statements, the ministry will be going through several proposals received recently on the said matter- including one from Association of Malaysia Yachting.

“We would have to go through the priorities and needs for optimizing the required fund. But we would forward our best possible since the facility is to be allocated for ISAF 2015 World championships & also for SEA Games 2017”, shared Jamaluddin at a recent press conference while asked about the upgradation of the National Sailing Training Center.

Speaking training strength to be deployed for preparing national sailors for ISAF tournament, the Malaysian Youth & Sports Minister remarked that the ministry would come up with a decision while required.

“In regards to expertise, I am fully confident regarding our existent squad of coaches and trainers. If needed, MYA would inform me & National Sports Council”, the minister continued. “But what’s more important is exposure for the sailors here at the international level.”

Khairy expressed great satisfaction regarding performance of national sailing team which delivered 2 gold, 3 silver & 3 bronze at SEA Games Myanmar 2013. As per the senior minister, his country is hopeful about great performances from national sailing team at Incheon Asian Games which is about to be held come September.

The Malaysia sailing squad was rewarded with RM 45,000 by the minister given its successful contest at SEA Games last year.

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