Sandakan: Top sailors in the State will be converging in this east coast town for the two-day Sandakan Regatta/Sabah Closed 2013 which starts on Saturday.
Sabah Closed 2013 is endorsed by the Sabah Sailing Association as a ranking event for Sabah State sailors, Sandakan Yacht Club Rear Commodore cum Organising Chairman Paul Sabinus said on Thursday.
More than 60 sailors from throughout the State including the Royal Malaysian Navy have confirmed their participation in this annual event.
Among the young sailors who will be representing Sandakan are Sukma medallists Karin and Mabel Lim, and Sabah Sukma trainee Vedhavalli Grant, Sabinus added.
"The flag off by Sandakan Yacht Club Commodore Edward Cheng Wun Wah will be held at the Sandakan Yacht Club on Saturday at 9.30am while Sabah Youth and Sports Minister Datuk Tawfiq Abu Bakar Titingan is expected to officiate the prize presentation and closing ceremony on Sunday afternoon," said Sabinus