Lo­cal to set sail in Myan­mar

Whitsunday Times - - ON THE WATER -

TAL­ENTED lo­cal sailor and year 12 stu­dent at Proser­pine State High School, Klaus Lorenz, will be tak­ing off for Yan­gon (Ran­goon) on Tues­day on an ex­penses-paid trip to as­sist with the train­ing of the 420 sailors in the Myan­mar na­tional sail­ing team.

Klaus and his crew­mate, James Hodgson of Mooloolaba, ac­cepted an in­vi­ta­tion to be pac­ing part­ners to the team, who will be train­ing at their base at Ng­we­saung on the West coast of the Aye­yarwady re­gion, in the South of the coun­try.

The team are train­ing in prepa­ra­tion for the South East Asian (SEA) Games to be held in De­cem­ber this year.

Ng­we­saung is 5.5 hours by bus from Yan­gon In­ter­na­tional Air­port and as well as host­ing the train­ing camp, will also host the sail­ing events of the SEA games in a new fa­cil­ity cur­rently un­der con­struc­tion.

This is a great op­por­tu­nity for James and Klaus, who will be ex­posed to the cul­ture of Myan­mar and to the toplevel coach­ing meth­ods of the team coach, Richard Mason.

ASIA BOUND: Lo­cal sailor Klaus Lorenz is off to Myan­mar in south-east Asia to help train 420 sailors in the Myan­mar na­tional sail­ing team.

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