Picture Show……James (left) presents the appeal for sponsorship letter to Datuk Henry Hung
JAMES LEONG (梁駿健)
BY: AZMIE AZMAN
Sunday November 20/2016
SANDAKAN: The organisers of Sandakan Regatta/ Sandakan River Race/ Sabah Closed 2016 received sponsorship for the event from Deputy Chief Minister cum State Industrial Development Minister Datuk Seri Panglima Raymond Tan Shu Kiah.
The cheque was received by Sandakan Yacht Club Rear Commodore cum organising chairman James Leong from Tan’s Special Assistance Datuk Henry Hung at the Tanjung Papat Community Development Leader Office (UPPM) yesterday.
James thanked Tan for his support. He also expressed gratitude to State Youth and Sports Minister Datuk Haji Tawfiq Datuk Seri Panglima Haji Abu Bakar Titingan and all sponsors for their continued assistance which have helped to make the annual regatta a success.
According to James , top ranking State Sailors are among the sixty three participants from Sandakan Yacht Club, Kinabalu Yacht Club, Tawau Yacht Club, Sabah Sailing Association (SAILA) and Navy Yacht Club Kota Kinabalu confirmed taking part in the event which gets underway today (Friday).
“This regatta is organized with the collaboration of SAILA and incorporates the Sabah Closed which is endorsed by SAILA as a ranking event for Sabah State Sailors,” James said.