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SIM 30th Singapore Open Asian Windsurfing Championships
Posted On:  14/01/2011 10:12:09
What should have been a comfortable lead for Phusiri Sirichai after race 7 has been completely overturned by Hong Kong's Lee Chun Ting who wins the T293 Asian Championships!  The last three races can only be described as disastrous for Phusiri Sirichai who finished each one way down the fleet.  Lee Chun Ting took three bullets to end up on equal points overall, but the discard came into play giving him the final top place on the podium.  Man Ngo Hin from Hong Kong took three seconds in these final races and takes bronze position.
 
Krongkaew Sakufeang allowed her closest rival Ngai Wai Yan to take two bullets in the final three races but regained form to win the final race.  She takes the winner's place, Ngai Wai Yan takes silver and Roxy Hui settles for third.
 
Navin Singsart from Thailand strengthened his lead over the MOD fleet.  Indonesian Oka Sulaksana settled for second place, but with a final flourish taking the bullet in the final race.  Astika Oye took bronze.
 

At the end of day three, Krongkaew Sakufeang from Thailand has stamped her authority over the girls fleet with a perfect score of 6 after 7 races (including one discard).  It is a very interesting battle between the girls from Hong Kong, Ngai Wai Yan and Roxy Hui as only one point separates their second and third positions.

Similarly in the boys fleet, Phusiri Sirichai from Thailand is at the top of the leaderboard with 7 points whilst Lee Chun Ting and Li Hong Lam from Hong Kong also have just one point separating their second and third places.

Results Day 3 - T293 Boys  T293 Girls 

Meanwhile in the Mistral Fleet, Navin Singsart of Thailand takes the lead with three bullets on day three.  With 6 of the 7 races completed so far to count, Navin now has 8 points and Oka Sulaksana from Indonesia has 10.  In third place is the winner of the first championship race, Astika Oye, also from Thailand, with 17 points.


 Day 2 of racing began with clear skies and scorching heat. For the first race, the wind was North East at 3-7 knots. The 2nd race of the day was in slightly better conditions as wind picked up to about 8-10 knots. However, racing was stopped at 3:30pm due to inclement weather.

Phusiri Sirichai in the Boys now has a very strong lead with a perfect 4 points after five races (one discard).  The Hong Kong sailor Li Hong Lam in second place is just one point in front of fellow countrymen Lee Chun Ting and Man Ngo Hin, both on 11 points.

Also in the Girls fleet, Thailand's Krongkaew Sakufeang has a perfect 4 points at the top of the leaderboard.  Ngai Wai Yan and Roxy Hui, both from Hong Kong, are in second and third places, separated by just one point.

Indonesian Oka Sulaksana was dominant in the Mistral One Design Class on day one, collecting 2 first and 1 second position from 3 races to lead the class.  However, Thailand's Navin Singsart won races 4 and 5 on day two which means that both sailors have 6 points counting the best 4 races out of 5. Astika Oye from Indonesia, who won the first race of the championship, is in third position with 11 points.

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The SIM 30th Singapore Open Asian Windsurfing Championships got off to a great start with North Easterly winds between 10 to 15 knots. Shifty wind conditions in the 2nd and 3rd race resulted in challenging sailing conditions for everyone. The start of the 3rd race saw wind speeds drop to 5 knots, and many competitors had to change their strategy.

In the Bic Techno 293 category, Thailand's sailors ended the day with 1st position in both the U-17 boys and girls classes.

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