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Dramatic mistake from Philippines and Oka Sulaksana shines for Indonesia
Posted On:  20/12/2014 07:47:06

Morning rain and 2 meter deep waves greeted racers and officials. For safety reasons, organisers decided to postpone the start till a window of opportunity with light breeze and smaller waves in the afternoon.

The race committee scheduled 2 "Regatta" races back to back to maximise racing in the time available.

The first race of the afternoon saw a costly mistake from the 2012 World Champion Geylord Coveta failing to spot one mark and leaving the gate open to his direct rival Oka Sulaksana. He took advantage and claimed the victory in this race.

Oka was on fire and nailed another first place in the final race of the day despite conditions getting light and tricky. The consistency of Hong Kong sailor, Cheng Kwok Fai, ensured he remained on the top of the leader board going to the final day.

In the women's fleet, Ma Kwan Ching from Hong Kong was unstoppable in her quest for her second world title. Behind the leader, the Indonesian, Rio Hoiriah and the Japanese Hisui Takahashi, exchanged places on the podium.

The final Men podium position will be decided on the final day with a breezy and sunny morning forecast.

Stay tuned!

Credit photos Howie Choo

Results after 11 races
Men:
1- Cheng Kwok Fai - HKG
2- Igusti Made Oka Sulaksana - INA
3- Geylord Coveta - PHI

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

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- Micah Sampelan - INA
3- Shunsuke Narita - JPN

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