After 4 days of racing and 12 races completed the 2014 RS:X Asian Championships came to the end. The forth day brought a change in the weather conditions serving demanding and shifty wind. This didn't distract the top sailors in all RS:X classifications who sailed equally well and almost all of them defended their positions from the previous day.
The day was victorious for Ngai Wai Yan from Hong Kong who after scoring 3 bullets took back the 1rst ranking position and at the same time won the 2014 RS:X Asian Women Champion title. Lo Sin Lam also from Hong Kong, despite finishing 3 times second, dropped down to second position overall. As few months earlier she won the silver medal and became the RS:X Asian Women Vice-Champion for the second time. Bronze medal was awarded to Kaewduang-Ngam Siripon from Thailand, who defended her 3rd position and managed to break the domination of Hong Kong from the beginning of Championships, when Hong Kong was taking all 3 top places.
Eventually Ma Kwan Ching from Hong Kong took 4th place overall but she it the top youth women sailor. Second place after good last 3 races came to Lim Si Ning Nicole from Singapore who on the last day pushed her compatriot Mow Ruth to the third place.
In the RS:X men classification, both in senior and youth, the last day didn't bring any change. Boonswawad Ek from Thailand who was leading the regatta from the very beginning won the gold medal and the 2014 RS:X Asian Champion title. In the second place on the podium took Chang Hao from Taipei and in the third Ong Leonard from Singapore.
In RS:X youth men Kikabhoy Rafeek well deserved the 2014 RS:X Asian Men Champion title as he got lowest score in the regatta- 10 points in 12 races. Silver medal and title of 2014 RS:X Asian Men Vice-Champion was awarded to Chinain Pattharadnai from Thailand who also can be proud of his scores of 1 and 2 in all races. Hui Kwan Nok from Hong Kong took third place and the bronze medal.
Thanks should go to the Windsurfing Association Singapore and Singapore Sailing Federation for staging this grate Championships.
Final results (after 12 races):
1 THA 8 Boonsawad Ek , 11pts
2 TPE 8 Chang Hao , 20pts
3 SIN 1 Ong Leonard , 27pts
1 HKG 30 Ngai Wai Yan , 17pts
2 HKG 28 Lo Sin Lam , 18pts
3 THA 57 Kaewduang-Ngam Siripon , 32pts
RS:X Youth Men
1 HKG 20 KIkabhoy Rafeek , 10pts
2 THA 27 Chinain Pattaharandnai , 18pts
3 HKG 9 Hui Kwan Nok , 34pts
RS:X Youth Women
1 HKG 3 Ma Kwan Ching , 35pts
2 SIN 2 Lim Si Ning Nicole , 99pts
3 SIN 27 Mow Ruth , 104pts
Boonsawad Ek THA 8 - 2014 RS:X Asian Men Champion
Ngai Wai Yan HKG 30 - 2014 RS:X Asian Women Champion
Kikabhoy Rafeek HKG 20 - 2014 RS:X Asian Youth Men Champion
Ma Kwan Ching HKG 3 - 2014 RS:X Asian Youth Women Champion