On October 31st, 2012, Mr. Ittipol Khunpleum, Pattaya Mayor and President of Thailand’s Windsurfing Association; Mr.Pattana Boonsawad, Advisor to the Windsurfing Association of Thailand, together with members of the committee, jointly issued a press release announcing the successful participation of its youth team at the Youth World Windsurfing Championship last month in Taiwan.
Mr. Ittipol Khunpleum revealed for this competition the windsurfing association had sent four athletes all under 19 years old to take part in the event All the athletes performed very well, especially “Nong Tong”, Natthanon Chui, a new star who achieved third place. The Windsurfing Association are rightly proud of this success.
Pattaya City continues to support its athletes and granted funds of 100,000 Baht to assist their sportsmen in preparing to take part in the Youth Olympics, taking place in August 2014. These young athletes will also compete in other up and coming events such as, the Hong Kong Open in November 2012, The Singapore Open, the Penang Open and the South Korean Open in 2013.
The Windsurfing Association has committed itself to the development of youth sports , in various events, ensuring these young sportsmen are able to perform at their best , hopefully emulating “Nong Dao”, Ms. Siriporn Kaewduang-Ngam, who won a gold medal at the Youth Olympic Games in 2010.
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