Optimist Worlds Championship, Cyprus
Members of the Thailand Optimist team, led by Coach Somkiat Poonpat and Cdr. Taweeyot Rattanaseen, won 4 top trophies in the 2018 World Optimist Championship held in Cyprus at the beginning of September. About 60 nations attended.
The historic achievement included:
1st Best Team Racing Category
1st Best Nation Cup (out of 30)
3rd Overall by Panwa Boonnark
3rd Best Male by Panwa Boonnark
The Yacht Racing Association of Thailand also would like to congratulate the athletes for their achievement, which also included:
6th best female Chalisa Krittinai
20th overall Bovoranan Chanram
22th overall Patiharn Vorasart
49th overall Chalisa Krittinai
66th overall Jetavee Yongyuennarn
This makes the third time Thailand has earned World’s Best Optimist team racing categories, having previously done so in 2010 and 2014.