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Malaysia probed, possibly charged after Israel unable to participate in sailing championships


Malaysian hosts told Israel its surfers would not compete under Israel’s state flag, would not be allowed to use any symbol identifiable with Israel on their surfboards or cloths, nor should Israel win a gold medal, its national anthem would not be played.



World Sailing announced on Sunday that it is holding an investigation and seeking clarification from the Malaysian Organizing Authority of the Youth Sailing World Championships after Israel was unable to send a delegation to the event in Langkawi, Malaysia.

Windsurfer Yoav Omer – Photo: AMIT SHISEL/ISA

Israel’s Yoav Omer and Noy Drihan will not have an opportunity to defend their titles at the championships, which got underway on Sunday, after the Israel Sailing Association (ISA) said last week that it will not be participating in the event due to the demands made by the organizers and the fact the surfers had yet to receive visas. Continue Reading »

Congratulations! 3 Israeli youths win 4 gold medals at World Championships in Poland

Over 130 participants from 28 countries competed at the 2015 Windsurfing Youth World Championship, but 3 Israelis claimed the gold in all 4 competitions.



Israel’s Noy Drihan and Yoav Omer returned home to a hero’s welcome after winning the girls and boys events, respectively, at the 2015 windsurfing Youth World Championship over the weekend in Gdynia, Poland.

Israeli youth windsurfing Worlds medalists  – Photo Courtesy

Over 130 sailors from 28 countries and five continents competed for the titles, but it was Israel’s windsurfers who claimed the gold medals in all four competitions, with 15-year-old Drihan of Eilat winning the Under-17 as well as the U19 event, while Kfir Azulay, also of Eilat, finished in first place in the boys U17’s and Omer triumphed in the U19’s. Continue Reading »