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2010 RS:X Asian Windsurfing Championships: Day 3 - Breeze on

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rsxembossedArriving at the  beach this morning  for Day 3 of the 2010 RS:X Asian Windsurfing Championships, the  wind was still pushing hard registering over  30 knots.  The  AP was put up with the  hope of  a reduction in wind speed with the  dropping  tide.

By  2pm  the first  race was underway in  steady  25 - 30  knots.  WIth the slightly flatter waters due to the  low tide  MOST  sailors were able to  maintain some  degree of control.  The  results, however , were somewhat different from the  first day of  light wind sailing.   In the  mens  fleet  it was a battle between  Hong Kong's Andy Leung , Ho Chi Ho [HKG] and  Chinese Taipei's  Chang Hao. It would have  been a double  bullet for  Chang if it wasn't for a  fall  on  two  tacks in the  first race .  Ho Chi Ho remains in  first with  Andy Leung in Second with Chang only two points behind in third.

In the   women's  fleet , it was Vicky Chan [HKG] who took  two bullets to  bolster her 1 point  lead over  Jannicke  Staalstroem [NOR] with Yuki Sunaga [JPN] in third.

The  youth  fleet  saw more domination from  Hong Kong with Dominiic Brettell taking  two  bullets in front of sibling Gabriel.

For most  competitors  this was the strongest and most consistent winds  in which they had ever sailed. They are all looking  forward to resume racing on Thursday following the compulsory lay day tomorrow - looks like  another 30 knot day tomorrow with winds expected to  lighten to  ONLY  20 knots for  Thursday.

The  good news is  everyone is in one piece -  hats off to  all  competitors to  complete  two races these  hard  conditions.

2010 RS:X Asian Windsurfing Championships - Results after 7 Races
2010 Penghu RS:X Class Open Windsurfing Championships - Results after 7 Races


Last Updated ( Thursday, 07 October 2010 08:43 )