The SIM 33 Singapore Open Asian Windsurfing Championships is running like clockwork with target times met and championship racing completed by mid afternoon giving all time to relax and enjoy the incredible downtown Singapore atmosphere.
Three more races for all fleets and a dramatic change on the Techno 293 Youth Boys podium. Chan Tsz Kit maintains his overall lead, extended to 16 points clear of Hong Kong team mate Cheng Ho Yin who took the first bullet of the day and steps up to second place. Ikeda Kensei from Japan is a mere two points behind stepping up to third place whilst Wong Chun Yan has been kicked off the podium and lies in fourth overall.
Youth Girl Duangkamon Phongern from Thailand had a perfect day, crossing the finish line first every time, now five points clear of Choi Wing Chi from Hong Kong in second. In third and fourth, two Japanese girls Niijima Rina and Matsuura Kazami still have equal points so all to play for to decide the final podium position.
In the Open Fleet, we now have our Russian competitor Sandakov Dmitry at the top but only one point ahead of Ikeda Takumi from Japan. Yesterday's leader Ikeda Kazushi has slipped down to third but again only one point behind. It is likely that all three will be on the podium but the last day is crucial in deciding in which order.
Meanwhile in the RS:X Class, although by the locals the venue is known as challenging, the leaders of RS:X men seem to have worked it well. In the senior fleet Boonswawad Ek from Thailand has won 8 races and Kikabhoy Rafeek in the youth division has 7 bullets, both seemingly untouchable in the leader positions.
In the senior fleet Chang Hao from Taipei, who climbed to the second position on the second day of racing, has defended it on day 3 and with an advantage of 5 points keeps a good chance for a silver medal. In the third place Ong Leonard from Singapore has lost only 2 races to his rival in the 4th position Magmanlac Kendell Nick from Philippines and seems to be secure for bronze medal too.
In the youth men Chinain Pattharadnai from Thailand sits in second place, 5 points behind the leader from Hong Kong. With 15 points advantage over another two from Hong Kong tied in the 4th and 5th positions, his second place seems to be untouchable. The last 3 races will be crucial for Hui Kwan Nok and Leung Tsz Chung in the run for a bronze medal. Lui Yin Yin Fung also from Hong Kong who takes the 5th position is only 3 points behind his compatriots and will certainly try to reach the medal too.
Points are tight in the women fleet and nothing is determined yet. In the lead is Lo Sin Lam from Hong Kong, the silver medalist from the last Asians, who pushed her compatriot Ngai Wai Yan to second place after winning the last 2 races. With only 2 points difference between these two, the 3 remaining races will certainly be a fierce battle for the victory. The bronze medal is not determined yet either. Ma Kwan Ching from Hong Kong who lost the 3rd position to Kaewduang-Ngam Siripon from Thailand over the third day surely will not give up and will try to come back to the 3rd position in the last races. Nevertheless she is already a winner of the youth women classification as her rivals from Singapore are over 50 points away. The second place will be determined between Mow Ruth and Lim SI Ning Nicole being only 3 points apart.
Results after 9 races
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