Pattaya based sailors Arthit Romanyk (Miki) and his younger sister Janisara Romanyk (Sasha) represented the Yacht Racing Association of Thailand and the nation at the recently completed 48th Youth Sailing World Championships, which took place in Corpus Christi, Texas from 14 – 21 July.
The course on the Gulf of Mexico presented strong, shifting winds each day averaging 15 – 20 knots and allied with the high waves it made it a challenge for all the competitors.
Competing in the Laser Radial class, 17 year-old Miki finished with better result every day and on the last day of racing he managed to attain a 4th place finish, giving him 10th spot overall out of a field of 58 top nations and acclaimed 2nd best in Asia.
Sasha, just 15 years old and one of the youngest in her class, fought hard in the testing conditions and placed 31st out of 48 competitors and 3rd overall among Asian sailors.
Miki and Sasha, who both sail regularly out of the Royal Varuna Yacht club in Pattaya, will next be flying the flag for Thailand at a youth world event in Kiel, Germany from August 18 – 26.