The 15th Asian Sailing Championships 2012, held at the National Sailing Centre, Langkawi, Kedah, Malaysia, was an intense twelve-race battle on five courses in multiple classes, one of which was Mistral One Design.
Mistral (Men) The Gold medal for Mistral men fleet was claimed by Ma Yik Kau (HKG), undisputed champion - he took the bullet in all twelve races! Silver went to Seo Dong Woo (KOR) who had to be satisfied with second place for all eleven races that counted (one discard). Competition was keener against the rest of the fleet for Kong Ching Lam (HKG) who finished the event in third place.
Mistral (Women) A similar story for the women as the first position in the Mistral women fleet went to Wang Shuijia (CHN) with very consistent sailing rewarding her with bullets for every counting race. Ma Ka Him (HKG), winner of race 11, finished in second place with Law Chin Yin (HKG) in third place.
"The race management has been absolutely faultless," complimenting the on-course race management said many competitors. Guiding this international fleet in continually shifty winds challenged PRO Ilker Bayinder and his support team, however, they managed the show well to ensure that no opportunity was lost and stayed ahead of schedule till the last day of racing."