Dec 26, 2017, 12:37 PM
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Iranian sailor ranks 1st in World Race Asian section

Mahabad, Dec 26, IRNA – Iranian sailor Ahmad Ahmadi stood first in the Asian section of the 42nd Christmas Race Olympic and World Sailing Youth Classes held in Palamos, Spain.

Ahmadi with 130 points also ranked 24th in the world.

The event was held on December 17-22 with the attendance of 600 athletes from 27 countries and in 11 categories.

Ahmadi in Finn class competed with Argentina, Australia, Austria, Croatia, Spain, Estonia, Finland, France, England, Germany, Ireland, Italy, New Zealand, Slovenia, Slovakia, Switzerland and Ukraine.

Sailing employs the wind—acting on sails, wingsails or kites—to propel a craft on the surface of the water (sailing ship, sailboat, windsurfer, or kitesurfer), on ice (iceboat) or on land (land yacht) over a chosen course, which is often part of a larger plan of navigation.

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