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10 August 2011, 12:35 pm
Young Malaysian Laser Sailor Steps Up
Khairulnizam Mohd Afendy
Khairulnizam Mohd Afendy In Zadar

Weymouth and Portland International Regatta
Weymouth and Portland, Great Britain

Malaysia's Khairulnizam Mohd Afendy has come straight from the ISAF Youth Sailing World Championships in Zadar, Croatia to the Weymouth and Portland International Regatta, the Olympic Test Event.
After eight races the Malaysian currently sits in 50th place overall with his best result coming in Race 7 where he finished 32nd in the 56-boat fleet.

The 18-year-old is the youngest sailor in the fleet and after finishing fifth in the Laser Radial Boys in light wind conditions in Zadar he is enjoying his time in Weymouth. Mohd Afendy said, "The races are quite good and tough and the level is quite high.

"The wind and the waves here are so good but it is so cold. In the Youth Worlds it was quite easy in the lighter winds but coming here has been harder."

View an interview with Khairulnizam Mohd Afendy on the ISAF YouTube channel as he talks about his time at the ISAF Youth Worlds, the conditions in Weymouth and what his goals are moving forward..

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