SIM 30th SINGAPORE OPEN ASIAN WINDSURFING CHAMPIONSHIP
12th to 16th January 2011
National Service Resort & Country Club Sea Sports Centre
On the final day Navin Singsart from Thailand strengthened his lead over the MOD fleet. Indonesian Oka Sulaksana settled for second place, but with a final flourish taking the bullet in the final race. Astika Oye took bronze.
Navin Singsart of Thailand takes the lead with three bullets on day three. With 6 of the 7 races completed so far to count, Navin now has 8 points and Oka Sulaksana from Indonesia has 10. In third place is the winner of the first championship race, Astika Oye, also from Thailand, with 17 points.
Results Day Three
Day 2 of racing began with clear skies and scorching heat. For the first race, the wind was North East at 3-7 knots. The 2nd race of the day was in slightly better conditions as wind picked up to about 8-10 knots. However, racing was stopped at 3:30pm due to inclement weather.
Thailand's Navin Singsart won races 4 and 5 on day two which means that both he and Oka have 6 points counting the best 4 races out of 5. Astika Oye from Indonesia, who won the first race of the championship, is in third position with 11 points.
Results Day 2 - MOD
The SIM 30th Singapore Open Asian Windsurfing Championships got off to a great start with North Easterly winds between 10 to 15 knots. Shifty wind conditions in the 2nd and 3rd race resulted in challenging sailing conditions for everyone. The start of the 3rd race saw wind speeds drop to 5 knots, and many competitors had to change their strategy.
Indonesian Oka Sulaksana was dominant in the Mistral One Design Class on day one, collecting 2 first and 1 second position from 3 races to lead the class.
The 2011 Asian Championships for Mistral One Design Class will be hosted by Windsurfing Association Singapore at the 30th SIM Singapore Open Windsurfing Championships.
Started in 1980, the Windsurfing Association Singapore was previously known as the Board Sailing Association Singapore. In 2008, the Association was renamed as the Windsurfing Association Singapore as part of the committee's effort to rebrand itself and remain relevant.
An annual competition organized by the Association, the Singapore Open Windsurfing Championship is the biggest event on the local windsurfing calendar. Attracting more than 130 local and foreign competitors from all over Asia and the world, the Championship is already into its 29th year.
The 2011 and 30th edition will, in addition to the Asian Championships for T293, RS:X and MOD, include a course racing event for Raceboard and Formula, a slalom event for Funboards (IFCA) and the usual introduction sessions to windsurfing and tuning clinics.
The 2011 mega event will run from 12th to 16th January at the National Service Resort & Country Club Sea Sports Centre, Changi Coast Walk.
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