SIM 30th Singapore Open Asian Windsurfing Championships
Posted On: 15/01/2011 08:09:34
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.
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.