Victorious SEA Games windsurfers return to Pattaya

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A media event was held at Krua-Surf Restaurant next to Jomtien Beach on November 22 to welcome home the successful Thai windsurfers from the 26th SEA Games, which took place recently in Indonesia.

The national team garnered three gold medals out of the four on offer plus one silver and one bronze from the windsurfing event.  The Thai sailors achieved top placings in the RSX (male) category won by Aek Bumsawat, the RSX (female) category won by Siriporn Kaewduangngam, and the Mistral One Design (male) that was captured by Navin Singhsat.

(Left-right) Naphalai Thansai, Siriporn Kaewduangngam, Aek Bunsawat and Navin Singhsat proudly show their medals won at the 26th SEA Games in Indonesia. (Left-right) Naphalai Thansai, Siriporn Kaewduangngam, Aek Bunsawat and Navin Singhsat proudly show their medals won at the 26th SEA Games in Indonesia.

Members of the Thai Windsurfing Association, led by Pattaya Mayor Ithipol Kunplume were on hand to congratulate the successful sailors and reward them with cash prizes for their efforts; 200,000 baht to gold medal winners and 100,000 baht to silver medalists.

Members of the squad have now travelled to Perth in Western Australia for the Windsurf World Cup which is taking place from November 29 – December 20.  The Association hopes to see the team achieve more success here as it will ease the qualification process for next summer’s Olympics in London.