Malaysia's Optimist sailor Muhammad Fauzi Kaman Shah (centre) with his team-mates after training at the Singapore SEA Games. - FAIHAN GHANI/ The STAR
SINGAPORE: Malaysia’s pint-sized skipper Muhammad Fauzi Kaman Shah is feeling optimistic.
He’s confident of upstaging the Thai sailors in the Optimist team event at the Singapore National Sailing Centre on Sunday.
The Malaysians got off to a good start after beating Myanmar in their first round-robin stage before losing their second to host Singapore.
They must beat the Thai team today to revive their chance of entering the final and the 12-year-old Fauzi believes his team have the ability to do just that.
The four-team Under-16 event was scheduled to end yesterday but was suspended and carried forward to today due to poor winds after three rounds.
“We beat Myanmar but Singapore too good. They were more experienced and they got their tactics right,” said the SMK Kelibang student.
“We have to beat Thailand if we want to make the final. It will be hard but we can do it.”
Fauzi, who picked up a bronze in the team Optimist at the Myanmar SEA Games in 2013, hopes to better here.
The Star Online