Day 2 of the SIM 34th Singapore Open RS:One Asian Windsurfing Championship saw leaderboard positions maintained in most fleets as the top three positions in all but one class remaining unchanged after three back-to-back races were completed.
In the RS:One fleet, Hong Kong's Cheng Kwok Fai (HKG 18) took two wins but lost one race to compatriot Lee Chung Ting (HKG 25). He maintains his position at the top of the leaderboard with a six-point lead over second-placed Zhang Zhichao (CHN 2).
Over in the RS:X Men's fleet, however, there was a shuffle in the top three positions. Thailand's Natthaphonng Phonnoppharat (THA 6) and Phattharadanai Chinain (THA 27) closed in on Oka Sulaksana (INA 1). With the top two contenders tied on points after seven races and only one point separating the second and third-placed competitors, the race is still on for podium positions. Improving on his performance on Day 2 of racing and being only two points away from third placed Sulaksana, Singapore's Leonard Ong is definitely one to watch out for in the coming days. Meanwhile, Siripon Kaenduangngam (THA 57) and Kensei Ikeda (JPN 174) took straight wins in the RS:X Women’s and Youth's fleets respectively to stay at the top of their fleets.
The Chinese continued to dominate the Techno 293 fleet with Dong Zhaoguan (CHN 1) being way ahead of the fleet and even over-taking the trailing pack of the RS:X fleet.
Racing continues on Saturday, 24 January with the start of racing in the Formula and Raceboard classes. The 6th edition of the SIM Windsurfing Championship which sees novice windsurfers compete for top honours for their schools also commences on Saturday.
Results Day Two
Photos: Howie Choo