Sailing Club Kep Opens

The Sailing Club in Kep has officially opened its doors in a bid to introduce the sport to Cambodia on a professional level.

His Excellency Dr Thong Khon, Cambodia’s Minister of Tourism and President of the Cambodian National Olympic committee (NOCC) officially opened Cambodia’s first Sailing Club today.

The recently built Sailing Club, which is a member of the Cambodian National Sailing Federation with newly purchased Optimist, Hobie Wave, Hobie 16 and T2 Sailing boats, will offer international guests, Cambodians and expats a range of sailing courses provided by fully trained sailing instructors.

The long-term plan for The Sailing Club is to introduce the sport of sailing to the youth of Cambodia with aspirations of producing sailors that will compete at international level tournaments and sporting events.

Following the guidelines and practices of the Royal Yacht Club Association, instructors have undertaken extensive training courses and, with the focus on health and safety, are now delivering beginner courses in sailing in Optimist boats and intermediate courses in the Hobie Wave’s and Hobie 16 and T2 boats.

Jef Moons, founder and CEO of Knai Bang Chatt and its adjacent Sailing Club, says, “At Knai Bang Chatt Sailing Club we now set course to creating professional sailors, and to connect all Cambodians to new beautiful experiences on Coastal Cambodia.”

John Black, general manager of the luxury boutique hotel and Sailing Club, is delighted to add another level to the company’s CSR program. “Sport is slowly awakening in Cambodia and the thought of being able to introduce the youth of Cambodia to Sailing is one that is very exciting indeed,” he says.

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