Please select your home edition
Edition
Naiad/Oracle Supplier

Asian Sailing Championships - Seven races completed at Langkawi

by Ajay Narang on 23 Feb 2012
Ganapathy KC And Varun Thakkar going for the finish - 15th Asian Sailing Championships ISAF ©

The 15th Asian Sailing Championships have now completed seven races. There are a total of five different course areas within a two kilometre distance from National Sailing Centre, which is situated in the heart of Langkawi.

The venue is 'abuzz' with racing each day and 42 medallists in 14 classes will be decided when the racing finishes on 25 Feb 2012.

Blue sky, sparkling water and a very light shifty breeze, along with a fleet of young sailors concentrated on close competition provided a wonderful scene today.






Results after seven races:

Optimist (Boys) - The Boys fleet is led by Kim Ju Hyeong (KOR) with Li Shuang Shuang (CHN) in second place. Sarawut Phetsiri (THA) and Koh Yi Hun (SIN) share the third spot.

Optimist (Girls) - Chanian Poolsirikot (THA) leads the fleet followed closely on her heels are Lu Weiyi (CHN) in the second spot. Kamonchanok Kalhan (THA) and Phua Shynee (SIN) are joint third.

Laser 4.7 (Open) -Muhammad Farhan Bin Hamis (MAS) occupies top spot and. In second place is Ahmad Latif Khan Bin Ali Sabri Khan (MAS). Third spot is held by Teodora Ng Yin Ning (SIN).

420 (Boys) - Singapore's Tang En Ham /Yeo hold the lead in the 420 boys with Duk /Won (KOR) second tied on points with Choy Loong/ Ji Won (SIN) in a closely fought fleet.

420 (Girls) - And in the girls fleet Singapore are in command with Lin Min / Kiah Hu (SIN) at the front of the pack. Yokohama / Shu Xian (SIN) EW in second and Mawatari / Shintani (JPN) are in the final podium spot. This fleet is in another close battle for medal positions.

29er (Open) - The 29ers have debuted at the Asian Sailing Championships this year and 2010 Optimist World Champion Noppakao Poonapat / Dylan Whitcraft (THA) lead the fleet. Closely following her are Grelon Cosmas / Bradely Nathan(HKG) and Ganapathy KC / Varun Thakkar (IND).

470 (Men) - Ku Zamil / Hafizzudin Bin Mazelan (MAS) top the leader board in the Men's 470, Weidong / Daokun (CHN) in second and Thansoontorn / Butmarasri in third after an excellent day by the Chinese boat.

470 (Women) - The Women's 470 fleet is being dominated by Mengxi / Xinyan (CHN) with Afendy / Sayed (MAS) and Shuli / Yuanfang (CHN) in a close battle for the minor medals.

Laser (Standard) - Bualong of Thailand is holding off the chasing pack in the Laser fleet after strong performances from from Afendy (MAS) and Jinfu (CHN) who are fighting for second position.

Laser (Radial) - in a good showing for the host country, Nur Amirah Bt Hamid is leading Khairuneeta bt Mohd Afendy (both MAS) from Wei Yin (SIN).

Hobie 16 - Vongtim / Vongtim (THA) are dominating the Hobie 16 with Shing / Fong (HKG) in second and Al-Hadi / Al-Balushi (OMA) in third.

RS:X (Men) - Chinese sailors continue to remain in control with Yikai (CHN) and Guoxong (CHN) leading from Kwon (KOR) in a seemingly closed battle for the medals.

RS: X (Women) - The RSX Women's fleet is led by Jiahui with a small margin to Lo Sin Lam (HKG) and Chau Kin Ching (HKG) in the medal stakes.

Mistral (Men) - Ma Yik Kau (HKG) is in command in the Men's mistral fleet. Second placed Seo Dong Woo (KOR) is closely followed by Kong Ching Lam (HKG).

Mistral (Women) - The Mistral women fleet is led by Wang Shuija (CHN) with a very consistent sailing. Ma Ka Him (HKG) is in the second spot with Koe Sin Yee (MAS) very close behind in the third place.

Match Racing starts tomorrow morning with a double round robin. Medal contenders include Mahesh of India who has many Asian Championship medals under his belt in Match Racing.

Medals will be presented at the Closing Ceremony and Dinner on Saturday 25 February 2012 in the National Sailing Centre, Langkawi. It will be a spectacular evening with fireworks launching the exciting count down to the next ASC at Korea.
Wildwind 2016 660x82Bakewell-White Yacht DesignMackay Boats

Related Articles

Spectacular new self-catering villas in Vassiliki
Now Wildwind not only provide top spec equipment but can also offer luxury villa accommodation. Now Wildwind not only provide top spec equipment, highly experienced RYA qualified instructors and a location with one of the most reliable wind patterns in the sailing world, but can also offer luxury villa accommodation.
Posted on 23 Feb
RS Aeros at the Frigid Digit Regatta, Seattle, USA
This year the event featured Lasers, Opti's and RS Aeros hosted by the Seattle Laser Fleet, Seattle's Frigid Digit regatta started as the major midwinter Laser event back 1974. This year the event featured Lasers, Opti's and RS Aeros hosted by the Seattle Laser Fleet, Corinthian YC and West Coast Sailing.
Posted on 23 Feb
Sanya awarded Youth Sailing World Championships
World Sailing, the world governing body of the sport is pleased to announce that Sanya, China will host the 2017 edition The 2017 selection process opened in November 2016 after the Israeli Sailing Association exercised the right to withdraw from hosting the 2017 edition as a final contract had not been concluded.
Posted on 22 Feb
A Q&A with US Sailing’s Malcolm Page about the Sailing World Cup Miami
I spoke with Malcolm Page, US Sailing’s Olympic chief, about the team’s performance at the 2017 Sailing World Cup Miami I talked with Malcolm Page (AUS), a two-time Olympic gold medalist in the Men’s 470 class and the chief of Olympic sailing at US Sailing, to get his pulse on the team’s performance at the 2017 Sailing World Cup Miami and discuss some recent coaching changes within the Olympic-sailing program.
Posted on 20 Feb
UK Flying 15 celebrates 70th anniversary at RYA Suzuki Dinghy Show
To kick start their 70th Anniversary year the UK Flying Fifteen Association are asking everyone to join them To kick start their 70th Anniversary year the UK Flying Fifteen Association are asking everyone who sails an International Flying Fifteen or keelboat, to join them at the RYA Suzuki Dinghy Show 04-05 March (Alexandra Palace, London), to get the celebrations under way.
Posted on 20 Feb
Have you tried foiling yet? Top tips from Marko at Wildwind
Wildwind invested in foiling kits for some of their Laser fleet, converting the standard Laser in to a flying machine. In 2016 Wildwind invested in foiling kits for some of their Laser fleet, converting the standard everyday Laser in to a flying machine. ‘Can it be that easy?’ we here you cry, well you’re right but fortunately the Wildwind staff are not ones for turning down a challenge and have put a lot of time in to finding the optimum techniques so that you can be flying as soon as possible.
Posted on 19 Feb
18ft Skiffs - Thurlow Fisher take another win as JJ's loom
Today’s Race 11 of Australian 18 Footers League’s Club Championship on Sydney Harbour took on even greater importance With the 2017 JJ Giltinan 18ft Skiff Championship just six days away, today’s Race 11 of the Australian 18 Footers League’s Club Championship on Sydney Harbour took on even greater importance than usual for the 19 teams contesting the event. A 10-15 knots ESE wind allowed all teams to set their big number one rigs.
Posted on 19 Feb
A great excuse for FINNtastic racing – Finn Masters Magazine
It must be close to the start of the European Finn season, with the publication of the Finn Masters Magazine this week. It must be close to the start of the European Finn season, with the publication of fourth edition the Finn Masters Magazine and Yearbook this week.
Posted on 17 Feb
RS Aero Florida State Championships at Martin County US Sailing Center
The setting proved spectacular in terms of facility, race management, hospitality, location and weather for 18 racers The setting proved spectacular in terms of facility, race management, hospitality, location and weather for the eighteen racers that signed up for this second largest US East Coast RS Aero event.
Posted on 16 Feb
Miami Winter Series Event Two - Tropical conditions in Miami
Ryan DeVos and team XS Energy won the Miami Winter Series Event #2 in the final race. Ryan DeVos and team XS Energy won the Miami Winter Series Event #2 in the final race. A windy northerly for the practice day and two sunny hull-flying race days was enough to make competitors smile!
Posted on 14 Feb