LADA supports the return of sporting events

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LANGKAWI, February 18, 2022: Over 220 participants participated in the Kedah Cruise Association’s 18and LADA Tournament Regatta earlier this week.

The tournament’s return after an absence due to the Covid-19 pandemic was partly due to the Langkawi Travel Bubble launched last November which supported regatta participants by facilitating entry formalities.

Langkawi was the launch destination for the travel bubble, bringing international tourists back to the island. It is now very likely that the country will open its borders to fully vaccinated travellers, possibly as early as March 1 with no quarantine requirements.

Yachting Association KSA cooperated with Langkawi Development Authority (LADA), State Sports Council (MSN) Kedah and Malaysian Cruise Association (MSA) to host the 18and Langkawi International LADA Tournament Regatta earlier this week with crews based at the National Screen Boat Training Center Langkawi.

The Deputy Director General of Management and the Director of Information (centre) greeted the regatta participants during the opening ceremony.

The regatta attracted 16 teams with 220 entrants for an event which received World Sailing Grade 3 recognition. Teams competed in seven event categories; Laser Standard (ILCA 7), Laser Radial (ILCA 6), Laser 4.7 (ILCA 4), International 470 (Mix), International 420, Windsurf (RS: One) and Windsurf (Bic Techno).

Meanwhile, the Langkawi International Water Festival is on the relaunch schedule for April if Covid-19 rules continue to ease.

Held annually in April, the Langkawi International Water Festival is a water sports competition featuring an island-hopping kayak race, sandcastle-building contest, underwater treasure hunt, beach netball game and fishing competitions. It was introduced in 2002 but was postponed during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Alongside the National Water Festival, the festival takes place all around the main island, but most competitions are held at Telaga Harbor Park in Pantai Kok and Pantai Cenang.

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