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15 May 2008, 04:38 pm
SingaporeSailing To Raise Funds For Myanmar Sailing Community
Singapore competing at the 2007 ISAF Sailing World Championships
Some of the star names of Singapore's Olympic team will be at the fundraiser this weekend

Singapore Sailing Federation News

The Singapore Sailing Federation is holding a fund-raising event this weekend to help the sailing community of Myanmar, recently devastated by Cyclone Nargis.
The 'Sailors' Appeal: Fund Raising for Our Myanmar Friends', will take place at the National Sailing Centre on Saturday 17 May from 10:00-13:00.

Andrew SANDERS, Chief Executive Officer of the Singapore Sailing Federation, explains, "Ongoing recent tragedies spurred our sailing community to act swiftly to help the Myanmar sailing community, some of whom lost their homes in the cyclone. The recently built yacht club was also destroyed. Strong ties exist in the sailing community between Myanmar and Singapore, and the young National Sailors from each country have grown up together training, competing and undertaking exchange programmes.

"Under SingaporeSailing's guidance, the fund-raiser is being driven by Singapore's top Olympic sailors who are currently in Singapore for a short training stint before returning to Europe for competition. SingaporeSailing is proud of the compassion, energy and initiative shown by Singapore's Olympic sailors in organising and promoting this event."

Click here to contact the Singapore Sailing Federation for further details.
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