Asian YOG Qualifier day 3
by Byte Class Association on 28 Nov 2009
Four races were completed on day three of the Asian YOG Qualifier with winds ranging from eight to 10 knots. Each race (One triangle and one sausage) took approximately 35 minutes.
Mark rounding - Asian YOG Qualifier 2009 Byte Class http://bytechamps.org/
Nathan Tang SIN took the early lead in Race 7 and managed to hold off the challenge of 2007 Byte CII World Champion, Keerati Bualong THA to finish in pole position. Darren Choy SIN, the current Byte CII World Champion took third position.
Singapore dominated Race 8 taking the top four positions and a total of seven sailors in the top 10 positions. Darren Choy claimed the top spot followed by compatriots Mark Wong, Terence Choo and Nathan Tang. Malaysian Khairunneeta Binti Mohd Afendy, with his best finish in the series, took fifth spot.
The wind freshenen in Race 9 and there were gusts of up to 12 knots. Nathan Tang SIN rounded the top mark first and maintained his lead over Nattawut Peanyaem THA who finished second. Darren Choy SIN claimed the third spot.
Darren Choy capped the fine performance of the Singapore sailors on day three by winning Race 10. At the end of day three, Keerati Bualong THA and Nathan Tang SIN shared top honours with 19 points each. Nattawut Peanyaem THA is six points behind in third place, followed closely by Terence Choo and Darren Choy, both from Singapore who are tied one point behind Nattawut.
Six more races are scheduled and it will be an exciting showdown between the two Asian powerhouses, Thailand and Singapore. Stay tuned for updates on day four!
Results at Royal Varuna YC website