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Cambodian sailor to compete in Singapore

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Nhov Chan will compete in the three-day Singapore National Sailing Championship which starts on Thursday. Photo supplied

Cambodian sailor to compete in Singapore

The Cambodian Sailing Federation (CSF) has named promising youngster Nhov Chan to compete in the three-day Singapore National Sailing Championship hitting the bay on Thursday, while Federation officials Som Sothrithypong and Yin Keo Vesna will undergo a short term internship on Sailing Management, Development and Racing.

The NSC Cup is an annual attraction preferred by many regional and several top local sailors and serves as an ideal build-up for next year’s SEA Games in the Philippines.

For Nhov Chan, who has been part of CSF’s year-long training programs in the wake of August’s Asian Games, it is a breakthrough on the competition front to challenge seasoned sailors.

The two officials, who had already spent nearly a week as understudies at the Singapore Sailing Federation, will complete the first-of-its-kind administrative initiative on November 19.

“The valuable lessons and the experiences of being so close and personal to an event of this importance will give the two CSF officials plenty of scope to improve their own management skills,” noted CSF adviser Meng Wang, who is based in Singapore.

“It is not only important to enhance the skills of our sailors but we must also strengthen the capabilities of our officials who run the administration and events,” said CSF President Gordon Tang, who is also one of the Vice Presidents of the National Olympic Committee of Cambodia.

“More exposure like this means greater and faster growth for CSF,” he added.

Meanwhile Nhov Chan picked up his first win, in a race with former seasoned sailors, boosting his confidence for when he takes to the water on Friday at a much higher level. AFP

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