Oka Sulaksana (INA) is Mistral One Design Class Asian Champion 2012! Despite the fact that Navin Singsart (THA 20), silver medal winner, took four bullets compared to the champion's three, he also carried a third and two fourths whereas every other counting race for Oka Sulaksana was a second. Ma Yik Kau (HKG 14) won two championship races and finished just one point behind to take the bronze! Three very deserving podium place winners, well ahead of the rest of the fleet. 1st lady was Ma Ka Kim HKG.
Tension mounted on the final day as start of racing was delayed waiting for wind. The intention was to have a ten minute break after the last finisher of race eight then go straight into race nine but there was a further postponement on the water before the final championship race could start.
Meanwhile, preparations were being made for the prize giving ceremony - stage, music, lights - which would be a spectacular finish to the 2012 Asian Championships.
Windsurfing Association of Thailand (WATH), are to be congratulated on their organisation of one of the biggest events yet and the race crew have run the best possible championship racing given the frustrating light conditions. Thai hospitality is second to none and we look forward to returning to Pattaya in the future.