07 Nov '11, 11pm

SEA Games: Expect closely-fought battles in sailing

SEA Games: Expect closely-fought battles in sailing

SINGAPORE: It will be one of the smallest sailing regattas in the history of the SEA Games, but the competition is set to be intense. In a phone interview from Jakarta on Monday night, Singapore team manager Chung Pei Ming told TODAY that there will be a strong turnout in most of the seven classes in sailing, which takes place at the Marina Ancol Dreamland in Jakarta from Nov 12 to 20. "In the past, you'd get maybe three or four nations in each class, which almost guarantees a medal," said Chung, 29, who won the men's 470 gold with Roy Tay at the 2007 SEA Games. "But this time, the sailing classes are pretty much filled up, with as many as six nations competing in each of them. So we're expecting it to be tougher." SingaporeSailing have named an 11-strong squad, including six rookies, as they bid to regain their status as the region's top sailing nation. The sport last fea...

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