02 Nov '11, 9am

Sailing: SEA Games just a stepping stone, says S'pore Sailing

Sailing: SEA Games just a stepping stone, says S'pore Sailing

SINGAPORE: A small team of sailors, 11 in total, will be flying Singapore's flag at Jakarta's Marina Ancol Dreamland - the venue for the sailing competition at the SEA Games this year. Half of the members will be making their SEA Games debut but they have been well-prepared. The sailing federation, which saw a change in leadership recently, said the games are just one of the building blocks to bigger goals. Jason Lim, general manger of the Singapore Sailing Federation, said: "It is only the start of our Olympic Pathway development really. Out of the three events, we rate the SEA Games quite low, and of course we have the next target, the Asian Games, as well as the Olympic campaign to take care of." Still, preparations for the games started early and the young sailors are up for the challenge, despite some taking the plunge for the very first time. Elise Yukie Yokoyama, on...

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