The final day of the SIM 34th Singapore Open RS:One Asian Windsurfing Championship was yet another frustrating day for competitors as they struggled with a second consecutive day of massive wind shifts and gusts. Luck played a key role in the results for the races of the day but with only two races in the RS:One, RS:X and Techno 293 classes, leaderboard positions remained unchanged from the previous day.[more]
2014 RS:One Men’s World Champion Cheng Kwok Fai (HKG-18) proved to be unbeatable, bagging the title of 2015 RS:One Men’s Asian Champion with 10 wins in 12 races. In the Women’s division, China’s Li Xiaoyan (CHN-1) extended her lead over Hong Kong’s Ngai Wai Yan (HKG-30) to take home the RS:One Women’s Asian Champion title.
In the RS:X class, Phattharadanai Chinain (THA-27) and compatriot Natthaphong Phonnoppharat (THA-6) finished the event tied on points with Phattharadanai edging out Natthaphong in the tiebreaker. Singapore’s Leonard Ong (SIN-1) pipped Indonesia’s Oka Sulaksana (INA-1) to the podium to take home the bronze medal. Over in the Women’s division Audrey Yong (SIN-11) secured the silver medal, losing to Thailand’s Siripon Kaenduangngam (THA-57) while Indonesia’s Rio Hoiriyah (INA-8) finished third. In the Youth division, Champion Kensei Ikeda (JPN-174) was untouchable, finishing way ahead of second-placed Syadine Arethusa (INA-4). Singapore’s Ruth Mow (SIN-27) finished third.
In the Techno 293 class, China’s Dong Zhaoguan (CHN-1) and Chen Yujie (CHN-3) won the Gold medals in the Youth Boy and Girl’s divisions. The title of Techno Junior Boy Champion went to up and coming windsurf talent, Aung Thein Oo (MYA-9) from Myanmar, while Yui Tamura (JPN-1711) was crowned the Techno 293 Junior Girl Champion.
Over in the Formula class, 2007 Southeast Asian Games Bronze medalist, Joshua Choo (SIN-7) took home the Champion title with three wins in five races while Joe Chua (SIN-181) secured victory in the Raceboard class.
The 6th edition of the SIM Windsurfing Championship concluded with a total of eight races over two days. The Singapore Management University (SMU) topped the leaderboard in the Intermediate Men’s and Women’s categories while the Singapore Institute of Management (SIM) clinched the Novice Men’s and Women’s Champion titles.
The five-day event attracted 100 entries from 10 countries, including windsurfing powerhouses Indonesia, Thailand, Hong Kong, China and Japan.
Here you can view the daily highlights VIDEO from DAY 4: http://youtu.be/d69msUqAYyc