We profile 2 of Hong Kong's most dangerous (okay, actually just really, really good) athletes as they prepare to compete for gold at the 2009 East Asian Games.
Vicky Chan and Ho Chi-ho are passionate about their sport. Just mentioning windsurfing brings smiles to both of their faces - a frequent occurrence. They're both incredibly friendly.
Ho, the quiet 28-year-old, is totally at home on Stanley Main Beach, and he should be - he's lived his entire life here. He points behind him to show us where he was born. His uncle lived in the next building along the beach and was also a pro windsurfer. The sport is in his blood, and he's shown it in becoming one of Asia's very best.
Ho isn't alone in his love for the sailboard. His wife, Vicky Chan is also at the top of her field in the sport. In the recent National Games, they were both climbing to the top position when lack of wind curtailed the finals. Chan rose quickly in the sport to a professional level after starting late as hobbyist. Mind you, not much has changed. Asked what she does besides windsurfing, she pauses, before joking, "Hobbies? Windsurfing."
Asked if being married and competing together was an advantage, Vicky says: "We compete and travel together so we have the advantage of not having to call home - or spend time on the internet