The Monsoon huff and puff but miss out on semis spot

Hard at work: The Monsoon crew during their bid to overtake Les Bleus in the SSL Gold Cup campaign. — Gilles Morelle

KUALA LUMPUR: The SSL Team Malaysia nicknamed The Monsoon bowed out of the SSL Gold Cup campaign with their heads held high after coming within a whisker of entering the semi-finals in Gran Canaria, Spain.

Despite losing narrowly to France’s Les Bleus, the national keelboat team won the respect of friends and foes for having demonstrated true grit and great team work throughout their adventure on the Atlantic Ocean as they finished 10th overall in a competition acclaimed as the World Cup of sailing.

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