Local to set sail in Myanmar
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.