SANDAKAN: The Royal Malaysian Navy (RMN) will continue to be supportive of efforts to enhance rapport with the maritime community.
RMN Region Two commander Dato Ganesh Navaratnam said this during a courtesy call on his office by the Sandakan Yacht Club committees led by commodore Paul Wong, recently.
He also told the visitors that the navy was also supportive of efforts to promote maritime activities by the local community.
Meanwhile Wong took the opportunity to brief Ganesh on Sandakan Yacht Club’s upcoming programmes.
Wong thanked Ganesh for the assistance extended by RMN towards the club’s activities over the years and looked forward to its continue support. The Sandakan Yacht Club will be organising the Sandakan Regatta/ Sandakan River Race/ Sabah Closed this Nov 23 to 25, Wong said.
The annual three-day regatta is the biggest sailing event in the east coast of Sabah, Wong said.
More than 60 sailors, mostly students from throughout Sabah and Brunei Darusalam have participated in previous editions of the event, and Sandakan Yacht Club hopes to have a similar number or more participants this year. The regatta in Sandakan is the final event of the Sabah Sailing Association’s annual calendar of activities, Wong said.
Wong also extended invitations to the navy in Sandakan to participate in the 2018 SYC Halloween Night Run slated for Oct 27.
The Sandakan Yacht Club entourage in the courtesy call included vice commodore James Leong, honorary secretary Joseph Soong, committee member Norman Sim, honorary vice commodores, Honorary Lieutenant Commander Datuk Charles O Pang and James Pua.