LANGKAWI, Dec 22 (Bernama) -- Malaysia is confident of becoming one of the best host for IODA World Sailing Championship (WSC) at National Yachting Training Complex here from Dec 28-Jan 8 2011.
Malaysian Yachting Association (MYA) general manager Mohd Afendy Abdullah said about RM3mil was spent on preparation including turning a hotel into a sports village.
"We are ready to host the world's biggest sailing event which is just one week away," he told Bernama here Wednesday.
He said 57 countries have confirmed participation including Brazil, Peru, Italy, Turkey, United Kingdom, Germany, Finland, Norway, Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong, Thailand, Singapore and Malaysia.
Some 252 sailors would be competing in the championship with each country represented by five sailors.
Fairly hope that this will be the best host ever..