Dear beloved Tongyeong citizens and yacht fellows!
My name is Jeong Jeom-sig, a congressman representing Tongyeong and Goseong.
Congratulations on the grand opening of the 14th Yisunsin Cup International Yacht Race.
I would like to express my gratitude to Chairman Koo Kil-yong of Gyeongsangnam-do Sailing Federation, Governor Kim Kyoung-su of Gyeongsangnam-do, Mayor Kang Seok-ju of Tongyeong, and many other officials for their perseverant support to promote the Yinsunsin Cup. And also, I truly welcome yacht athletes from all over the world to participate in the races.
The Yisunsin Cup is held in the sea of victory where Admiral Yi Sun-sin fought against Japanese troops in the Great Battle of Hansan, which is known as one of the four greatest sea battles in world history. Besides, this competition is widely recognized as one of the three major yacht events in Asia and the largest one in the nation.
I hope that this competition will be safe and enjoyable for everyone, and would like to encourage the participating athletes to play their games in a fair manner.
Furthermore, I hope that this event will serve as an opportunity for the marine leisure industry to develop further and promote Tongyeong, a beautiful sea city.
Finally, I hope that the Yisunsin Cup will continue to grow into one of the best international yacht competitions, and wish you all the best success and good luck.