Competition/RSOne Worlds 14
RS:One 2014 Trikora Beach World Championships - Breezy, Sunny and Tricky
Posted On: 19/12/2014 08:36:28
The sailors were given the morning off after the demanding 4 races achieved the day before. Organisers set up a tour showing the beauty of Bintan island. With a promising forecast of good breeze and clear sky, all racers were ready early afternoon.
The race committee scheduled 2 "Regatta" races back to back to be followed by a "Super slalom".
The 2 regatta races were performed in a good breeze of 19 knots and witnessed a battle between Cheng Kwok Fai and Indonesia star Oka Sulaksana each claiming 1 bullet.
Oka, who is also in the master class, nailed a solid victory in the sunset "Super Slalom" knocking down the younger generation.
In the women's fleet, Ma Kwan Ching from Hong Kong continues her leading cruise ahead of the Japanese Hisui Takahashi and Indonesian Rio Hoiriah.
The 2013 RS:One World Champion, Cheng Kwok Fai, from Hong Kong is still leading the championships from the 2012 RS:One World Champion Geylord Coveta but Indonesia, with Oka Sulaksana, is mounting a serious challenge to the current leaders.
The 2 next days will certainly ensure a close battle continues for the Men's World title.
Credit photos Howie Choo
Women: Master Men:
Hong Kong Team inspired by the return of the sun
Posted On: 18/12/2014 16:18:00
Despite an overcast and threatening sky, the race committee decided to not waste time by sending the fleet as early as possible in the morning with the clear goal of validating the maximum of races in this second day of competition.
A medium breeze up to 17 knots, as its best, gathered the 53 racers with the return of the sun in the Indonesian beautiful sky. Morning 2 races saw the Philippines, with Geylord Coveta, attacking with 2 clear victories while the current Hong Kong leader has responded with 2 bullets in the afternoon races.
In the women fleet, a clear 4 bullets for Ma Kwan Ching from Hong Kong ahead of the Japanese Hisui Takahashi and Indonesian Rio Hoiriah.
The 2013 RS:One World Champion, Cheng Kwok Fai, from Hong Kong has been affirming his lead on the 2012 RS:One World Champion Geylord Coveta but the Games are far from being over with 3 more race days and possibly a marathon race on Friday.
Credit photos Howie Choo
RS:One Trikora Beach World Championship Gets Under Way
Posted On: 16/12/2014 22:10:07
The 2014 RS:One Trikora Beach World Championship has officially taken off yesterday with challenging weather conditions in Bintan island, Indonesia. For the first time, Indonesia, the 2018 Asian Games organisers, has held an international RS:One event with the strongest fleet an RS:One world championships have seen so far.
The winter monsoon has also decided to welcome the international racer with a massive electric system which showed up at the horizon soon after the first race started.
A medium breeze of 12 knots rapidly built up and obliged the race committee to send back to shore all racers after race 1 with gusts blowing up to 30 knots and apocalyptic scary sky.
In the second race of the day, the sailors braved the tropical rain and a light wind progressively dying at the end of the race.
Taking the lead, the 2013 RS:One World Champion, Cheng Kwok Fai, from Hong Kong pressurised the 2012 RS:One World Champion from Philippines, Geylord Coveta. Coming in first place for women was Ma Kwan Ching also from Hong Kong (2013 RS:One World Champion).
We are now looking forward for further racing with fierce battles and hopefully more sunny and stable conditions.
All RS:One World Championships sailors are reminded to please make sure you bring your own national sail stickers to the World Championships in Bintan. This means national letters with your own number eg: ABC-123, on a white background, for both sides of the sail. Letters should be min 45mm apart and min 230 mm height.
Also a reminder that the harness lines and uphaul and downhaul system are not included in the charter as per NOR.
Good luck and enjoy your racing!
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