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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.

Stay tuned!

Credit photos Howie Choo

Results after 9 races

Men:
1- Cheng Kwok Fai - HKG
2- Geylord Coveta - PHI
3- Igusti Made Oka Sulaksana - INA

Women:
1- Ma Kwan Ching - HKG
2- Hisui Takahashi - JPN
3- Rio Hoiriah - INA

Espoir Men:
1- Yancy Kalbigan - PHI
2- Kendell Nick Magmanlac - PHI
3- Daigo Komatsu - JPN

Espoir Women:
1- Ma Kwan Ching - HKG
2- Hisui Takahashi - JPN
3- Syadine Arethusa - INA

Master Men:
1- Igusti Made Oka Sulaksana - INA
2- Shunsuke Narita - JPN
3- Tomoyuki Takashima - JPN

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