Racing begun for the 2014 RS:X Asian Championships being held in Singapore. First 3 races were run in a perfect wind of 12-15 knots giving a nice and fun beginning to the regatta.
The conditions were favourable for Boonsawad Ek from Thailand, top in men's division, who scored 2 bullets and a second place finishing the day only with 5 points. Ong Leonard from Singapore in the second and Chang Hao from Taipei in the third position will begin the second day with 8 points.
In the youth men Kikabhoy Rafeek from Hong Kong, the winner of the 2013 RS:X Asians, and Chinain Pattharadnai from Thailand, third in last Asians, switched the winning position race by race. Kikabhoy ended the day with 1 point advantage and surely will have to fight to keep the top position in further races. Leung Tsz Chung from Hong Kong after finishing three times third is classified in the third position.
In the women top 3 places are taken by Hong Kong. Ngai Wai Yan is leading being one point ahead of Lo Sin Lam. Ngai Wai Yan won youth classification in the last Asians and now seams to head for a victory in the senior fleet, but Lo Sin Lam who ended the last Championships with a silver medal surly will not make it easy for her. Young Ma Kwan Ching, the leader of youth classification, is taking the 3rd position overall.
The racing will last until Sunday 26th January, with 9 more races scheduled.
Results after 3 races:
1 THA 8 Boonsawad Ek , 4pts
2 SIN 1 Ong Leonard , 8pts
3 TPE 8 Chang Hao , 8pts
1 HKG 30 Ngai Wai Yan , 6pts
2 HKG 28 Lo Sin Lam , 7pts
3 HKG 3 Ma Kwan Ching , 12pts
RS:X Youth Men
1 HKG 20 KIkabhoy Rafeek , 4pts
2 THA 27 Chinain Pattaharandnai , 5pts
3 HKG 23 Leung Tsz Chung , 9pts
RS:X Youth Women
1 HKG 3 Ma Kwan Ching , 12pts
2 SIN 27 Mow Ruth , 32pts
3 SIN 2 Lim Si Ning Nicole , 34pts
More information on the event website : http://www.sailing.org.sg/events/regattas/14/02WSFopen/index.php