Sports Minister launches Open Africa-Middle East Championships of Foil Kitesurfing

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Sports Minister launches Open Africa-Middle East Championships of Foil Kitesurfing
Sports Minister launches Open Africa-Middle East Championships of Foil Kitesurfing

Africa-Press – Mauritius. The 2022 Open Africa-Middle East Championships of Foil Kitesurfing was officially launched, this afternoon, in the presence of the Minister of Youth Empowerment, Sports and Recreation, Mr Stephan Toussaint, at the Preskil Island Resort in Pointe d’Esny, Mahébourg.
The President of the Mauritius Yachting Association (MYA), Mr Florian Bétuel, and other personalities were present on this occasion.
The competition is being held for the first time in Mauritius from 26 to 31 August. A total of 18 participants from Mauritius, China, Brazil, Seychelles and South Africa, among others, will be competing for the Championship.
In his address, Minister Toussaint highlighted that it is a proud moment for Mauritius to be hosting the Championship for the first time adding that the event will portray the sporting spirit of the country on the international front.
He encouraged local athletes to give their best in the competition and fly the Mauritian Flag high by winning medals.
Furthermore, the Minister underlined that it will be a great opportunity for the young athletes to discover their talents and learn from the champions.
He thanked all the collaborators who have joined hands for the holding of this event adding that the Ministry will provide its full support to the MYA for this competition to become an annual feature.
As for Mr Bétuel, he pointed out that the MYA is responsible for some water-sports such as sailing, windsurfing and kitesurfing and is doing all in its capacity to promote these activities. The MYA, he said, has worked hard to make this event successful with the help of all close collaborators.

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