November 7th, 2018 – Penghu, Taiwan – The RS:X Class and Techno Class started one of the classes title events to find out the RS:X and Techno 293 Asian Windsurfing Champions in Penghu, Taiwan by Saturday, November 3rd.
41 athletes from 7 nations and 3 continents have gathered to Penghu to test themselves at the Asian continental championships. It’s especially great to see couple of athletes taking part from outside the Asia, like Australia and Estonia.
The preparations for racing at the regatta venue in Penghu started already on Saturday with the registration and with practice race on Monday. During these days sailors experienced the excellent weather conditions of nearly 30 degrees temperature and great winds which is a known standard in Penghu.
On the first racing day on Tuesday the wind was moderate around 12-15 knots so the PRO Brenda Davies (HKG) decided to set the Windward-Leeward course for racing.
For the second day on Wednesday the wind increased up to 20 kts and the Reaching start course was used for the exciting 3 races for all classes.
Among the RS:X Men, the bullet was taken by Korean athlete Cho Won Woo. He was followed by Ching Yin Cheng and Rafeek Kikabhoy both from Hong Kong.
RS:X Men full results here:
In RS:X Women division all top three places were taken by Hong Kong where two leaders, Wai Yan Ngai and Kwan Ching Ma, are sharing the leader position with the same points. Wing Chi Sandy Choi is keeping third position at the moment.
RS:X Women full results here:
RS:X Youth division is leaded by Kittisak Smitt from Thailand and followed by Lok Yeung and Tin Yu Earl Cheung from Hong Kong.
RS:X Youth full results here:
The same countries are leading also in Techno 293 Youth Boys fleet. Patchara Mangmeephol from Thailand is leading in front of Chi Long Tang and Janson Shek, both from Hong Kong.
Techno 293 Youth Boys full results here:
There are three sailors on Techno 293 Youth Girls divison where Fu Wei Kuo from Taiwan is keeping the lead and followed by Cheuk Yu Lam and Sze Chit Chan from Hong Kong.
Techno 293 Youth Girls full results here:
Today three races are scheduled for all classes on the expected ‘light’ wind conditions around 10-12 knots. However for tomorrow the wind should be back with up to 25 knots of wind.
There will be a maximum twelve races in a series over five race days. The regatta will be concluded on Saturday with the last possible start at 13:00.