Dear honorable Tongyeong citizens!
My name is Jeong Jeom-sig, congressman of the National Assembly.
First of all, congratulations on hosting the 13th Yisunsin Cup International Yacht Race.
I would like to express my deepest gratitude to all those involved, including chairman Koo Kil-yong of Gyeongsangnam-do Sailing Federation and relevant officials for their hard work and support for a successful event. And also, I truly welcome the athletes from all over the world to participate in this competition.
Yachts are considered as an Olympic legacy as well as a symbolic item of a magnificent harbor. It is more meaningful to hold this Race in Tongyeong City where the Great Battle of Hansan took place - this battle is regarded as the highlight of the world's four great sea battles.
The Yisunsin Cup International Yacht Race has positioned itself as a marine sports festivity representing Tongyeong. Through the Race, I strongly believe that the marine leisure and tourism industry in the area will be revitalized, become more popular, and get more strength. I hope that the Race can be more advanced to a top-tier marine event in the world.
I wish you all the best in the Race, hoping that this competition will be a wonderful event for friendship and companionship for everyone in the world.