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27 November 2008, 04:51 pm
Update On RS:X Asian Championships
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RS:X Asian Championships 2008
Pattaya, Thailand

Rory RAMSDEM, Secretary of the International RS:X Class Association, has posted an update concerning the 2008 RS:X Asian Championship in Thailand.
Rory RAMSDEM writes…

Under the NoR of the 2008 RS:X Asian Championship racing is due to start on Sunday 30 November. However if flights do not start arriving in Thailand tomorrow 28 November racing will either be postponed or cancelled. The Thai News Agency (http://enews.mcot.net/) confirm that one flight landed today at Samui-U-Tapao Airport near Pattaya City from Los Angeles.

Thailand's Department of Civil Aviation will issue licenses to all airlines to transport passengers to and from Samui-U-Tapao military airport to solve the problem of stranded passengers after the shutdown of Suvarnabhumi Airport by anti government protesters, according to Chaisak Angsuwan, the department's acting director-general.

The situation is calm and life continues as normal in Pattaya City. We will therefore wait a further 24 hours before issuing another statement on the RS:X Asian Championship schedule

For those who are anxious to know the standing of the RS:X Youth World Championship due to start in Pattaya, Thailand on Dec 6th and run through to Dec 14th, we can only emphasise that life is peaceful there. However, the political situation may become clearer in the next 36hrs. Therefore in the interests of everyone, we will make a decision on the championship schedule by the end of this coming weekend.

For further information please check:
www.rsxclass.com or by email to rory.ramsden@btopenworld.com.
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