Tunku Abdul Jalil Presented With ISAF President Development
The ISAF President Development Award,
which recognizes outstanding achievement in the development of sailing, has
been awarded to Tunku Abdul Jalil Ibni Sultan Ibrahim of Johor, Malaysia.
Tunku Jalil has been instrumental in the development of the sport in
Malaysia and the launch of the Liga Layar Malaysia (LLM) and Belia Belayar
sailing programmes. Launched late in 2013 with the backing of the
Malaysian Ministry for Youth and Sports and the Malaysian Yachting
Association (MYA) the programmes have given thousands of young people the
opportunity to learn about sailing and gain experience in match racing
across the country.
ISAF President Carlo Croce said, “The
initiatives introduced by Tunku Jalil have been highly successful in
introducing new people to the sport of sailing and I congratulate him on
his vision and enthusiasm. In a growing sailing country like
Malaysia, it is this dedication and passion that really makes a
The Liga Layar Malaysia is a national match racing series with events in
eight locations around the country. Visiting Pulau Langkawi, Kedah; Lumut,
Perak; Pulau Indah, Selangor; Putrajaya, Port Klang, Selangor; Port
Dickson, Negeri Sembilan; Pulau Duyong, Terengganu and Danga Bay, Johor
Bahru, sailors compete with the top five at each leg receiving prize
money. The experience and exposure gained throughout the series has
been invaluable in promoting the sport to the Malaysian population.
Launched in partnership with the MYA, the Belia Belayar is a youth sailing
programme which runs parallel with the Liga Layar Malaysia. Over 500
young sailors and students attend each event to learn about sailing and
give it a try for themselves.
In its first year, the Belia Belayar has so far introduced over 4,600
students to the sport across six venues.
Tunku Jalil is also the Chairman of Malaysian sailing company Innovatige
Sdn, organiser of the Monsoon Cup, the final event of the annual Alpari
World Match Racing Tour.
Tunku Jalil will be presented with the ISAF President Development Award in
Johor Bahru, Malaysia.
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