Ocean Marina Yacht Club to set up world’s first sailing fleet…

first_imgRepresenting the Thai Paralympic Committee, Narumon Subsri was present at the official announcement of the SV14 purchase during the recent Ocean Marina Pattaya Boat Show, and together with Ocean Marina Yacht Club and Top of the Gulf Regatta will look to grow the sport in Thailand.“While we look to the future and possibility of Thailand having an official Para Sailing Team, our immediate goals are to install the fleet at Ocean Marina Yacht Club, establish the class in Thailand and offer sailing opportunities for people with disabilities,” added Finsten.The 2019 Top of the Gulf Regatta presented by Ocean Marina will take place from 30th April to 5th May. The world’s first fleet of SV14 boats is set to be based at Ocean Marina Yacht Club in Pattaya in 2019.Ocean Marina Yacht Club in Pattaya has invested in Thailand’s burgeoning disabled sailing scene with the purchase of eight SV14 boats from Fareast Yachts. With limited sailing opportunities for disabled people in the kingdom, Ocean Marina has taken the lead with the purchase of what will be the world’s first SV14 fleet, and expects to take delivery January, 2019.“Ocean Marina Yacht Club have been promoting sailing opportunities in Thailand and an avid supporter of grassroots sailing for many years, and now we have taken this one step further with the purchase of the eight SV14s which we will use to offer safe sailing opportunities to people with disabilities,” said Scott Finsten, Harbour Master of Ocean Marina Yacht Club.A two-person modern dinghy, the SV14 is designed for people with disabilities and is the result of a global collaborative design and build effort initiated by Peter Jacops, founder of Disabled Sailing Thailand, led by Simonis Voogd Design and built by Fareast Yachts in China.“This is an exciting development by Ocean Marina Yacht Club and I commend them and Kirati Assakul, Director of Ocean Property Co., Ltd. who initiated the idea, on their vision and desire to make sailing more accessible. I will be working with the Ocean Marina Yacht Club team as well as Disabled Sailing Thailand (the official para sailing body in Thailand) to kick start the class in Thailand with a view to host the “Thailand Open Parasailing Championship” at the 2019 Top of the Gulf Regatta,” commented William Gasson, Co-Chairman of the Top of the Gulf Regatta Organising Committee.last_img read more

Pattaya Bikini Run sets world record

first_imgThe opportunity to strike a pose wasn’t missed by many who took part. A Russian identified only as Vladislhv crossed the finish line first to win 64,380 baht in prizes.Pattaya got itself into the Guinness Book of World Records again when 3,000 runners turned up in swimwear for the biggest Bikini Run yet.Deputy Mayor Ronakit Ekasingh kicked off the June 8 race that saw participants do lunges for two minutes, breaking the exercise record of 2,713 simultaneous athletes set in Taipei.Of course, running, not lunging, was the point of the day and runners from 15 to 50 set out from Central Festival Pattaya Beach for runs of three and nine kilometers. Julia Iakushera won the shorter race and 40,180 baht in prize money. Over 3000 beachwear clad runners turned up at Pattaya Beach for the annual Bikini Run on June 8. Russian participant Vladislhv crossed the finish line first to win the 64,380 baht top prize.center_img Having fun was the main aim for most. Pattaya Bikini Run sets world record1 of 21 A Russian identified only as Vladislhv crossed the finish line first to win 64,380 baht in prizes. Julia Iakushera won the shorter race and 40,180 baht in prizes.Julia Iakushera won the shorter race and 40,180 baht in prizes.last_img read more

STREAKING GOODYEARFORROSES HEADS SUNDAY’S GRADE II, $200,000 SANTA ANA STAKES AT 1 1/8 MILES ON TURF; TRAINED BY BALTAS, SHE BIDS FOR HER THIRD CONSECUTIVE WIN WITH NAKATANI UP

first_imgARCADIA, Calif. (March 9, 2017)–Seemingly invigorated since changing her base of operations from Toronto, Canada to the Richard Baltas barn at Santa Anita, Irish-bred Goodyearforroses will bid for her third Winter Meet win in a row in Sunday’s Grade II, $200,000 Santa Ana Stakes for older fillies and mares at a mile and one eighth on turf.Several distaffers rate competitive chances in the eight-horse Santa Ana, including trainer Paulo Lobo’s Pretty Girl, who was second to “Goodyear” two starts back in the Robert J. Frankel Stakes on Dec. 31, a race that was shifted to a “sloppy” main track and thus lost its Grade III status. Be sure to tune into XBTV on Sunday at www.xbtv.com/watch-live/ from any mobile device or computer. The XBTV team will feature live, on-site coverage throughout the race day, as well as providing Gulfstream Park bonus coverage as well.                Fans can watch video of prominent in-day workers at www.xbtv.com/video-on-demand/workouts/  First post time for a nine-race card on Sunday is at 12:30 p.m.  Admission gates open at 10:30 a.m.  For scratches, changes and complete morning line information, please visit santaanita.com/horse-racing/live-racing/. GOODYEARFORROSES: Sold privately following a close third place finish in the Grade III Maple Leaf Stakes at Woodbine on Nov. 5, she seemed to relish the sloppy conditions in the Frankel and rallied strongly from off the pace to win the mile and one half turf Astra II Stakes here on Feb. 2.  The triumvirate of Goodyearforroses, Corey Nakatani and Baltas will be bidding for their third win in a row as the 5-year-old mare attempts her first graded stakes win.  Owned by Abbondanza Racing, she has six wins from 14 starts and has earnings of $245,995. PRETTY GIRL: A Group I & III winner in her native Argentina, this classy 6-year-old mare made her U.S. debut in the prestigious Grade I Beverly D Stakes on Aug. 13 at Arlington Park, rallying from far back to finish a respectable seventh and was idle until running second in the Dec. 31 Frankel, her first start for Lobo.  Although far back early in the Beverly D, she pressed the early Frankel pace but was no match for Goodyearforroses late.  With Victor Espinoza engaged to ride for the first time, chances are Pretty Girl will approach the Santa Ana with a “wait and see” approach at a mile and one eighth.  Owned by Stud RDI, LLC and Bonne Chance Farm, LLC, Pretty Girl is 8-4-1-1, with all of her wins coming on turf.center_img Pretty Girl–Victor Espinoza–120Do the Dance–Tyler Baze–120Goodyearforroses–Corey Nakatani–120Sheeza Milky Way–Jamie Theriot–120Sweet Charity–Flavien Prat–120Kenriya–Rafael Bejarano–120Evo Campo–Brice Blanc–120Responsibleforlove–Norberto Arroyo, Jr.–120 THE GRADE II SANTA ANA STAKES WITH JOCKEYS & WEIGHTS IN POST POSITION ORDERRace 7 of 9                                                                                                          Approximate post time 3:30 p.m. PTlast_img read more