Please select your home edition
Edition
BandG Triton2 Asia 728x90

Silver for Singapore in 2014 IODA Asian Optimist Team Racing champs

by SingaporeSailing on 5 Apr 2014
The 2014 IODA Optimist Championships delivers a mix of world-class racing and nail-biting competition SingaporeSailing
Singapore’s junior sailors are doing well in this year’s Asian Optimist Championships held in Bahrain, earning a second and fourth place in the Team Racing event that concluded yesterday. The Team Racing event was held on Day 3 of the championships, which have been plagued by strong winds with gusts of up to 20 knots, making it extremely challenging for the light wind specialists.

Singapore, along with Japan and Malaysia fielded two teams in the Team Racing event, making for a total of 16 contesting teams. Non-Asian teams from notable sailing nations Australia, New Zealand, United States of America and Germany are also participating in this year’s event. Asia was well represented by junior sailors from Hong Kong, Thailand, Japan, Chinese Taipei, Indonesia and China.

Singapore’s team 1 won several matches against Thailand and Japan to book their finals berth. Great effort from Singapore’s team 2 consisting a handful of young, but extremely hardworking and earnest Optimist sailors who fought hard against the team from Japan in the qualifying round earn a fourth overall place in the Team Racing event.

Although Japan fought hard in the next round they didn’t manage to overcome the obstacle of Singapore’s team 1, but they were happy enough to win the bronze medal.

The final sail-off delivered a mix of nail-biting competition and non-stop excitement as the sailors from Singapore and China vied for the esteemed title. Close battles, moments full of tension and great performances lead to a spectacular outcome with China outfoxing Singapore 2-0 to raise the flag and take victory.

Although the young teams from Singapore did not manage to defend their Team Racing title, they have performed extremely well against several highly competitive teams. Congratulations to all team sailors, and SingaporeSailing would like to wish the team in Bahrain all the very best for the remaining races in the Fleet Racing event.

Singapore Team 1 – second in 2014 IODA Asian Optimist Team Racing Event
Samuel Neo, Lu Junrui, Koh Yi Nian, Issac Tang and Ryan Kwok

Singapore Team 2 – fourth in the 2014 IODA Asian Optimist Team Racing Event
Phua Shyn Ee, Jodie Lai, James Koh, Raynn Kwok and Marsha Shahrin



Fleet racing resumes tomorrow, and strong winds are forecast. The current leaders of the fleet racing event are Yu Huijia from China, and Suthon Yampinid and Voravond Rachrattanaruk from Thailand. The Singapore charge is led by Lu Junrui, currently in sixth place. There are four Singaporean sailors in the top 10, all within striking distance of the podium.

The Asian Optimist Championships is a key continental event in the junior sailing development pathway and the depth and quality of the teams represents the vibrant junior and youth sailing ecosystem in Singapore. Team Singapore is represented by 10 sailors, making up the 132 strong fleet.

The Singapore sailing community is proud of our junior sailors’ achievements and wish them the best for the remaining races in Bahrain.

Link to results here:

http://www.optimistasian-bahrain2014.com/result.html


BandG Asia Triton2 660x82Phuket Raceweek 2017 660x82PredictWind.com 2014

Related Articles

German cycling great gets to ride in 16ft skiffs
Voight was a guest aboard leading Manly skiff Fluid Building after accepting an invite from skipper Clint Bowen. Jens Voight has twice won stages of the Tour de France and once held the world record time for distance ridden in an hour, but nothing prepared him for jumping on a 16ft skiff last Saturday. Voight was a guest aboard leading Manly skiff Fluid Building after accepting an invite from skipper Clint Bowen.
Posted on 25 Mar
OK Dinghy World Ranking List – No change at top
European Champion, Bo Petersen (DEN) continues to lead from Thomas Hansson-Mild (SWE) and Greg Wilcox (NZL). For the first time in the history of the OK Dinghy World Ranking List, not only are the top three three unchanged, but the entire top 20 of the March 2017 release are unchanged from the previous release.
Posted on 23 Mar
Preparations start for the XXXI edition of Trofeo Marco Rizzotti
Spring is nearly here and in Venice 'Rizzoni time' is approaching - Intl team race regatta for young Optimist sailors Spring is nearly here and in Venice “Rizzoni time” is approaching - the international team race regatta for young Optimist sailors (10-15 years old) organized by Diporto Velico Veneziano and Compagnia della Vela from 18-21 May.
Posted on 21 Mar
Winds of change at the Princesa Sofia IBEROSTAR
634 boats, 842 sailors from 53 nations will participate in the different Olympic classes, according to confirmed entries Around 700 boats will participate in this edition of the Majorcan regatta, which kicks off on Friday 24 for ORC, J80 and Dragon (with three racing days until Sunday) and on Monday 27 for Olympic Classes.
Posted on 20 Mar
Singapore Youth Sailing Championship – Day 4
There was no surprise, however, as Lu Junrui led from start to finish in the medal race to take the title in style. Laser Radial class and the Byte class’ final races were held near to shores for parents and supporters to get as close to the action as possible.
Posted on 19 Mar
Singapore Youth Sailing Championship - Day 3
Lu Junrui suffered a slight blimp in his quest for the Singapore Youth Sailing Championship Laser Radial title Singapore’s Lu Junrui suffered a slight blimp in his quest for the Singapore Youth Sailing Championship Laser Radial title but recovered in his final race. He is on course to claim the 2017 crown.
Posted on 18 Mar
Singapore Youth Sailing Championship – Day 2
Boats were launched on time as the wind stayed consistent throughout the day, making it a perfect day for racing. All classes completed the maximum number of races they could as the race committee took full advantage of the good weather.
Posted on 17 Mar
Singapore Youth Sailing Championship – Day 1
This year’s edition had 356 sailors from 10 countries compete with the first day of competition seeing shifty winds This year’s edition had 356 sailors from 10 countries compete with the first day of competition seeing shifty winds throughout the day. Boats launches were delayed but winds picked up throughout the day and ended with good racing winds towards the evening.
Posted on 16 Mar
Paving the Way for Paralympic Sailing
The second Paralympic Development Program wrapped up in Hong Kong this week 'Some day I will retire, but I will have a fleet of sailors behind me who will carry on the work!' Philippines sailor Cherrie Pinpin is a determined woman! As one of nine sailors and five coaches to have just completed World Sailing's first ever Asian Paralympic Development Program (PDP) clinic, Pinpin is even more resolute about spreading the word on sailing both at home and across Asia.
Posted on 15 Mar
Finn Class to test new format at Trofeo Princesa Sofia IBEROSTAR
This is in response to discussions that the winner should be decided on the final race, or even first across the line. The format that will be used in Palma is one of several on the table and will allow the class and World Sailing to better understand the consequences and processes of introducing such a system.
Posted on 13 Mar