12 races completed over 4 competition days, in an unusually windy Singapore. There were 3 qualification places in both men's and women's Youth Olympic Games windsurfer event being contested by 11 Asian nations - with the 12th country, Hong Kong, already qualified at the World Championships held in Quiberon, France last year.
Chinese competitors produced the dominant performance of the championship with top 3 in Youth Girls and top 2 in Youth boys claiming the first available qualification places for their country. Joining China and Hong Kong in Buenos Aires in October this year will be Singapore, Japan and Taipei.
Ceri Williams, International Windsurfing Association Executive Secretary was very happy with the event. "The development of T293 Plus has brought renewed emphasis to growth of windsurfing in the region," he said, adding that he is satisfied with the steady growth in membership of Techno293 in Asia, with new countries joining every year.
Qualifying their countries were:
CHINA - Haoze Chen, CHN-101
SINGAPORE - Alexander Lim, SGP-69
JAPAN - Takumi Ikeda, JPN-23
CHINA - Yu Chen, CHN-106
SINGAPORE - Marsha Shahrin, SGP-73
CHINESE TAIPEI - Wang Chi Ling, TPE-1
With YOG Qualification events for Africa, Oceania and Asia concluded we are now past the halfway mark and looking forward to the next one in Paracas, Peru later this month.