Two-time Olympian turned coach pleased to be contending once again

Thai sailor Keerati Bualong completed initially in all however among the 11 races he cruised in the 30-44 age at the 2023 ILCA 7 Masters World Champion in Pattaya on Saturday. (Image supplied/Tor Chittinand)

CHON BURI: Two-time Olympian Keerati Bualong nabbed gold in an outstanding efficiency at the prominent 2023 ILCA 7 Masters World Champion held at the Royal Varuna Private Yacht Club on Pratumnak Hill in Pattaya on Saturday.

The Thai sailor turned thirty years of age in December, making him qualified to go into the regatta for the very first time, as individuals are restricted to those 30 and older. Cruising in the Apprentice department for those aged 30 to 44, Keerati handled to end up initially in all however among the 11 races he cruised.

After representing Thailand at London 2012 and Rio 2016, he had actually relied on training with the Luxury yacht Racing Association of Thailand, however his competitive resurgence in a series of cruising conditions was outstanding.

” I’m happy to be back racing once again after 2 years,” he stated. “It’s good to be back contending. It’s more enjoyable now.”

Adil Khalid of the UAE won silver in the Apprentice fleet, a sought after action up from in 2015’s occasion in Mexico. Italy’s Pietro Corbucci took bronze.

In the Master department for those aged 45-54, Adonis Bougiouris of Greece matched Keerati’s record, with top places surfaces in all however one race. Christoph Bottini of Australia and Peter Hurley of the U.S.A. took silver and bronze respectively.

In the Grand Master department for those aged 55-64, the indisputable champ was Australia’s Brett Beyer. Jan Scholten of Australia and Andrew Holdsworth of the U.S.A. was available in 2nd and 3rd general in the 35-man fleet, the biggest department at the world champion.

In the Great Grand Master department for those aged 65 and older, safeguarding champ Tim Law of the UK verified his proficiency in the ILCA rowboat, with confidence protecting gold. Australians Stephen Gunther and Jeff Loosemore, both of whom had actually likewise raced a week previously in the smaller sized ILCA 6 rig, won silver and bronze.

Image supplied/Tor Chittinand

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