The 2014 RS:X Asian Championships has reached 9 races in all RS:X divisions. With planing conditions the races are run smoothly and on schedule. Although by the locals the venue is know as challenging leaders of RS:X men classifications seams to have worked it well. In the senior fleet Boonswawad Ek from Thailand has won 8 races and Kikabhoy Rafeek in the youth division has 7 bullets are both seams untouchable on the the leader positions.
In the senior fleet Chang Hao from Taipei, who climbed to the second position on the second day of racing, has defended it on the day 3 and with an advantage of 5 points keeps good chances for a silver medal. In the third place Ong Leonard from Singapore has lost only 2 races to his rival in the 4th position Magmanlac Kendell Nick from Philippines and seams to be secure for bronze medal too.
In the youth men Chinain Pattharadnai from Thailand seats in the second place with 5 points behind the leader from Hong Kong. With 15 points advantage over another two Hongkongese on tie in the 4th and 5th position, his second place seams to be untouchable. The last 3 races will be crucial for Hui Kwan Nok and Leung Tsz Chung in the run for a bronze medal. Lui Yin Yin Fung also from Hong Kong who takes the 5th position in only 3 point behind his compatriots and will certainly try to reach the medal too.
Points are tight in the women fleet and nothing is determined yet. In the lead is Lo Sin Lam from Hong Kong, the silver medalaist from last Asians, who pushed her compatiot Ngai Wai Yan to the second place after wining last 2 races. With only 2 points difference between this two, the 3 remaining races will certainly be a fierce battle for the victory. The bronze medal is not determined yet either. Ma Kwan Ching from Hong Kong who lost the 3rd position to Kaewduang-Ngam Siripon from Thailand over the third day surly will not give up and will try to come back to the 3rd position in the last races. Nevertheless she is already a winner of the youth women classification as her rivals from Singapore are over 50 points away. The second place will be determined between Mow Ruth and Lim SI Ning Nicole being only 3 points apart.
Results after 9 races:
1 THA 8 Boonsawad Ek , 8pts
2 TPE 8 Chang Hao , 17pts
3 SIN 1 Ong Leonard , 23pts
1 HKG 28 Lo Sin Lam , 16pts
2 HKG 30 Ngai Wai Yan , 18pts
3 THA 57 Kaewduang-Ngam Siripon , 25pts
RS:X Youth Men
1 HKG 20 KIkabhoy Rafeek , 9pts
2 THA 27 Chinain Pattaharandnai , 14pts
3 HKG 9 Hui Kwan Nok , 30pts
RS:X Youth Women
1 HKG 3 Ma Kwan Ching , 28pts
2 SIN 27 Mow Ruth , 82pts
3 SIN 2 Lim Si Ning Nicole , 85pts