An ambitious array of sports activities is set for next month under the banner Sports for Tourism. City Hall plans such events as parachuting, hand ball, volley ball, sailing, football, mountain climbing, horse riding and bicycling in a rolling programme throughout Chonburi province. Seen here are Ronakit Ekasingh, Pattaya deputy mayor, and Veerayuth Ditsayasarin, president of the Thai Air Sport and Aviation Association.
Athletes will sail through the air, shoot across the water and ramble over hills as the Air Sea Land Games again come to the Eastern Seaboard May 1-30.
Sponsored by the Royal Aeronautic Sports Association of Thailand, the games this year will expand to the National Indoor Sports Arena in Jomtien Beach as well as the usual venue at the Nongkor Reservoir stadium in Sriracha.
The games are intended to give eastern residents a healthy diversion and prepare athletes for the upcoming National Sports Games. Among the events are skydiving from 6,000 feet by Royal Thai Navy paratroopers and aircraft enthusiasts, a miniature airplane demonstration and other air sports.
Among the 20 land-based sports offered will be off-road racing, , motocross competitions, horseback riding, polo, and beach football. On the sea, windsurfing, jet ski races, and sailing will be featured.
For more information, contact the Royal Aeronautic Sports Association of Thailand at 081-839-3909 or 02-523 or via e-mail at [email protected]