Marathon team

Marathon team

MANGOCHI (Malawi NewsNow)- Malawi has announced that it will establish a Sailing Club to encourage more Malawians into the sailing sport at local and international level.

Director of Marketing in the Ministry of Tourism, Wildlife and Culture, Sosten Lingwalanya, said Thursday after the finals of Lake Malawi Sailing Marathon that there was low participation of Malawians in the competition.

“This year very few Malawian teams and individuals joined the race and the rest were teams from outside our country who dominated the race,” he said.

If the club is set, he said, more locals will be trained how to use boats, defending heavy winds and how to sail long distances among others.

During 2015 Lake Malawi Sailing Competition, out of 16 teams participated, only 4 were from Malawi.