Sultan of Terengganu takes to the water with Ian Williams' (GBR) GAC Pindar PHOTO: Andy Carter / AWMRT
Former Malaysian King, His Royal Highness Sultan Mizan Zainal Abidan joined Her Royal Highness Sultanah Nur Zahirah in taking time out of their busy schedules to visit STENA Match Cup Sweden in Marstrand and enjoy the world class sailing action and fantastic weather on one of Sweden’s premier island destinations, a short transfer from Gothenburg.
The Sultan is a keen supporter of his home Tour event, the season-ending Monsoon Cup in Malaysia, having attended the series’ showcase event several times and made the journey to Sweden to get a feel for the wider Alpari World Match Racing Tour.
During his visit there was time to get out on the water in one of the venues fine DS 37 match racing boats alongside professional skipper and reigning Tour Champion Ian Williams (GBR) GAC Pindar, who is competing at the event.
The Sultan rounded off his trip with a tour of the island, sampling local cuisine as he met with event organisers and Tour Executive Chairman, Patrick Lim.