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NeilPryde Racing Series continues global tour    
Fri, 24 May 2013

The NeilPryde Racing Series is continuing its 2013 global tour with the initial stopovers in Myanmar, Singapore, Qingdao and Pattaya. The NeilPryde Windsurfing Racing Series is unique in that it provides a platform for windsurfers of all levels, ages and ability to compete together on a level playing field on the ISAF windsurfing one-design class, the RS:One.

The Myanmar event started with the pre-Sea Games regatta – a big practice run for the 2013 Sea Games to be held in December at Ngwe Saung Beach. The RS:One Class represented the biggest fleet (27 racers) amongst other sailing classes such as the Optimist, 420 and lasers. Thailand, Myanmar, Singapore, Indonesia and Malaysia sent their best racers to battle in the rough Myanmar sea. Thailand was initially dominating but Myanamar's young racers, who started windsurfing only eight months ago, delivered memorable performances and results.

The next two stops of the Series were Singapore and Qindao, in collaboration to the Extreme Sailing Series™. As Official Windsurfing Supplier to the Extreme Sailing Series™, the NeilPryde Racing Series warmed up the Extreme Sailing Series™ audience in the breathtaking race venues of Marina Bay in Singapore, right in the middle of the city, and in the impressive Qingdao Olympic venue and its nautical stadium.

Finally, the NeilPryde Racing Series joined the 2013 TOGR (Top of the Gulf Regatta) for its second collaboration featuring an international fleet of 29 competitors from Thailand, Myanmar, Indonesia and India, racing in stadium regatta configuration with courses close to the shore and audience.

'Being part of the 2013 TOGR Regatta was a good opportunity for our junior sailors to participate in an international event at home, and to compete with the RS:One one-design ISAF Class. Our youth sailors enjoyed two wonderful days of racing giving them encouragement for the future', said Prapart Sangngern, a teacher at the Pattaya City 7 School and coach-cum-initiator of the Windsurfing Association of Thailand (WATH) Youth Development Programme.

In June, the NeilPryde Racing Series will fly to Istanbul with the Extreme Sailing Series™ and to Dunkerque for its first 24 hour team relay format race course. This will lead the fleet into the RS:One European Championships to be held in Brest in the first week of July.

NeilPryde Racing Series - Pre sea games 2013 regatta - Ngwe Saung Beach, Myanmar 4th till 7th April:

Division A:
1- Thanathip Suebyubon - Thailand
2- Sett Naing Aung - Myanmar
3- Naing Linn Tun - Myanmar

Division B (open):
1- Sirichai Prusiri - Thailand
2- M Mahardika S - Indonesia
3- Chauh Jun Ler - Singapore

Division B girl (open):
1- Nicole Lim - Singapore
2- Rika Riawan - Indonesia
3- Geh Cheow Lin - Malaysia

Above 19 (mix):
1- Nattha Phong Phonappharat - Thailand
2- Siripon Kawedaung-ngam - Thailand
3- Ek Boonsawad - Thailand

Above 19 (girls):
1- Siripon Kawedaung ngam - Thailand
2- Sarocha Prumprai - Thailand
3- Lesley de Cruz - Singapore

NeilPryde Racing Series Singapore in collaboration with the Extreme Sailing Series™ - Marina Bay, Singapore 13th and 14 April:

Women:
1- Audrey Yong
2- Amanda Ng
3- Nicole Lim

Youth boy (espoir):
1- Jun Ler Chuah
2- Wallace Gan
3- Leonard Ong

Men (senior):
1- Joshua Choo
2- Bo Ramsup
3- Jun Hao Lo

NeilPryde Racing Series Qingdao in collaboration with the Extreme Sailing Series™ - Qingdao, China 4th and 5th May

Women (senior):
1- Zhao Xin
2- Li Chunxin
3- Zhao Yaxin

Men (Senior):
1- Zhang Jun
2- Xu Xiaoqing
3- Ding Meng

Youth boys (espoir):
1- Zhang Zixiaolong
2- Zhang Shan
3- Wang Haichao

NeilPryde Racing Series with the Top of the Gulf Regatta - Pattaya, Thailand, 4th and 5th May 2013

youth girls (espoir):
1- Duangkamon Phongern - Thailand
2- Jutaporn Soontornhao - Thailand
3- Sopida Putthapinit - Thailand

youth boys (espoir):
1- Thanatip Seubyubon - Thailand
2- Sutee Tong-On - Thailand
3- Set Naing Aung

Women (senior):
1- Siripon Kaewduangngam - Thailand
2- Sarocha Prumprai - Thailand
3- Krongkaew Sakulfaeng - Thailand

Men (senior):
1- Navin Singsart - Thailand
2- Sirichai Phusiri - Thailand
3- Natthaphong Phonoppharat - Thailand

NeilPryde Racing Series 2013:

Myanmar - 4th to 7th April
Singapore - 13rd to 14th April*
Quingdao - 4th to 5th May*
Istanbul - 22nd to 23rd June*
Dunkerque - 29th to 30th June
Porto - 27th to 28th July*
Cardiff - 24th to 25th August*
Nice - 5th to 6th October*
Rio - 16th to 17th November*

* in collaboration with the Extreme Sailing Series™

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