Young Thai sailors head to Sri Lanka with high hopes

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10 young Thai Optimist national team members will be led by Somkiat Poonpat in the upcoming 2016 Optimist Asian & Oceanian Championship.  This event will be held in Trincomalee, Sri Lanka from May 28 – June 5.

A star of the team is Chanokchon Wansuk (Manao) who was a winner of the Hua Hin Regatta 2016 and also the Top of the Gulf Regatta 2016 which concluded earlier this month.

Somkiat Poonpat (far right), Captain Bongkotch (far left), and Rear Admiral Suna (centre) join to wish the young Optimist sailors success at the upcoming 2016 Optimist Asian & Oceanian Championship.

Captain Bongkotch, a representative of the Royal Navy Base in Sattahip and Rear Admiral Suna joined the young sailors at a recent photo session to wish them good luck.

The kids all participated in the Top of The Gulf Regatta 2016 in order to prepare and hone their boat-handling skills for this prestigious international event.