Three races completed on day 1 of Asian Championships
Posted On: 25/01/2012 10:13:42
The Race Committee delivered a perfect first day at the 2012 Asian Windsurfing Championships by completing the maximum 3 races permitted by the championship rules.
Two races, back to back, were followed by a third and final race late in the afternoon; with steady winds averaging from 9 to 11 knots during the day.
Earlier in the day the opening ceremony was held at the beach in the presence of officials from Pattaya City Hall, and representatives from the sponsors and of the Windsurfing Association of Thailand (WATH). The mayor of Pattaya, who is also the President of WATH, Mr Itthipol Kunplome gave the welcoming address to over 100 competitors and coaches. 12 Asian countries are represented with competitors - China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Pakistan, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, and the hosts, Thailand.
After 3 races it is clear that competition is going to be very close. Three different competitors from three different countries took a bullet each: Oka Sulaksana (Indonesia) took the first race, Navin Singsart from Thailand won the second and Ma Yik Kau from Hong Kong took the third - and this is also their order at close of play on the overall leaderboard.