Johor 7 Malaysia Sailing Associations

Johor 7 Malaysia Sailing Associations

As part of its initiative under the sports and recreational cluster, Johor Corporation has pioneered sailing activities through its involvement in Johor Sailing Association (JSA) and Malaysia Sailing Association (MSA). The societies are led by YB Dato’ Kamaruzzaman Abu Kassim, President & Chief Executive of Johor Corporation, who are also the president for both associations. In collaboration with the International Sailing Federation (ISAF), MSA has successfully organised the ISAF 2015 Youth Sailing World Championship in Langkawi, Kedah from 27 December 2015 to 3 January 2016. A total of 424 young sailors from 76 nations registered in the tournament, which marked the highest participation in the 45 years of ISAF history. The success of MSA in organising the international event was recognised as one of the best of its class by World Sailing. The efforts by the two sailing associations in developing the Malaysian sailing scene at the international level paid off as proven in the recent 28th SEA Games in Singapore whereby the Malaysian sailing team contributed the most number of medals with 7 gold, 5 silver and 2 bronze. The annual KFC-FELDA Johor Open was also held at Tanjung Leman Beach, Mersing to attract new local participations, besides promoting Tanjung Leman as a preferred tourism destination and water sports hub of Johor. Johor Sailing athlete Nuraisyah Jamil was awarded as Olahragawati Negeri Johor 2015 and her coach, Hj Abd Aziz Hashim also awarded as Best Coach 2015