sail-world.com
 
 
News Home Cruising Photo Gallery Video Gallery
Sail-World.com : RS:One World Champions decided in Boracay
RS:One World Champions decided in Boracay

'2012 RS:One World Championship'    © RS:One

At the climax of the inaugural RS:One World Championship in Boracay, Philippines, the world champions have been determined in what has been a tantalising week of racing. Three last day races, with no discards in play, meant no one could afford to let the pressure get to them and make a mistake. No one did.

The closest results emerged from the Women's fleet where Hei Man Chan (HKG) put in a storming performance in the final race to take the bullet. However eventual RS:One World Champion Marina Alabau (ESP) stayed with Chan throughout the race to take the championship by two points. Great Britain's Bryony Shaw rounded off the podium with a comfortable 33 point margin between her and fourth place.

Geylord Coveta's (PHI) performance in the final race of the series was his worst, nonetheless a string of bullets to open the regatta set him on his way to the title. The Philippine finished eight points clear of Chang Hao from Taiwan and Japan's Yuta Nagano took third.

The overnight leaders in the Espoir Men's (under 22 ) fleet had mixed fortunes on the final day as their dominant sailing that was prevalent at the start of the week went missing. An eighth and a fourth place in the final two races by gold medallist Chun Ting Lee (HKG) could have seen him lose the lead if runner-up Lok Yiu To (HKG) had been on the ball. Like Ting Lee, Yiu To was off the pace and unable to convert on the potential opening. Home favourite Yancy Kaibigan took the final podium spot.

In what was an epic week of racing all divisions started together on the 'pulsar' course - with short 8-10 minute races, a reaching start followed by downwind slalom and a final beat to windward. The mass start was close to the beach, as was the finish, affording spectators a great view of an easy to follow race.

With the strong tropical breeze the race committee tried for the first time slalom racing over a 'figure of 8' course set as close to the beach as possible with exciting racing and some spectacular 'wipe-outs' thrown into the mix.

Full results

ISAF website
International Windsurfing website

2012 RS:One World Championship -  © RS:One  

2012 RS:One World Championship -  © RS:One  

2012 RS:One World Championship -  © RS:One  

2012 RS:One World Championship -  © RS:One  


by International Windsurfing (As Amended by ISAF)

  

Click on the FB Like link to post this story to your FB wall

http://www.sail-world.com/index.cfm?nid=104855

6:06 PM Wed 19 Dec 2012GMT


Click here for printer friendly version
Click here to send us feedback or comments about this story.







News - USA and the World





































Starboard Hatteras Wave Jam day 5 by American Windsurfing Tour,


















470 Men and Women Worlds - Champions decided in Santander by International 470 Class Association,












ISAF Sailing Worlds - 470 Men's medal race images by Thom Touw
ISAF Sailing Worlds, Santander - Aussies and Austrians claim 470 gold
ISAF Sailing Worlds, Santander: 470 awards images by Sail-World.com
ISAF Sailing Worlds, Santander - 470 medal race images by Jesus Renedo
Annapolis-to-Newport Race - 'What to Expect' Seminar to take place
Royal Cup Marina Ibiza - No racing on penultimate day
Belcher takes record fifth 470 World Championship
ISAF Sailing World Championships - Santander - Day 8 video highlights
2014 Great Lakes Team Racing Championship about to set off
2014 Etchells North American Championship - Day 1
2014 U.S. Multihull Championship - Day 1
2014 Chicago Match Cup - Repechage top four determined in final flight
J/24 World Championship - 35th anniversary preview
470 Men and Women Worlds - Santander medal race line-up confirmed
ISAF Sailing Worlds, Santander - Day 8 images by Sail-World.com
Royal Cup Marina Ibiza - Quantum Racing stumbles in coastal race
ISAF Sailing Worlds, Santander - Americans ready for 470 medal races
ISAF Sailing Worlds, Santander: Action ramps up with end zone in sight
Big Boat Series - It's not the size, it's the length
ISAF Sailing World Championships Santander - Double French RS:X gold
ISAF Sailing Worlds, Santander - Day 8 images by Sailing Energy   
ISAF Sailing Worlds - Finn leaders emerge from shifty Santander breeze   
ISAF Sailing Worlds, Santander - RS:X winner images by Barbara Sanchez   
ISAF Sailing Worlds, Santander - Rio 2016 470 spots awarded   
52 Super Series 2015 - Outlook looks hot for the 52 Super Series   
Starboard Hatteras Wave Jam - Another early start on day 4   
ISAF Sailing World - First entry leaves sailor's reputation in tatters   
2014 Chicago Match Cup - Four go through to quarter finals   
470 Men and Women Worlds - Champs take over leaderboard   
ISAF Sailing World Champ - Buckingham finishes with career-best result   
America's Cup: Oracle's Larry Ellison to step down as CEO   
Classic Yacht Regatta - Sonny takes top classic prize   
ISAF Sailing Worlds, Santander - Buckingham finishes with career best   
ISAF Sailing Worlds, Santander - Rio 2016 RS:X spots claimed   
ISAF Sailing Worlds - Leaderboards shaping up in Santander + Video   
ISAF Sailing Worlds, Santander - Giles Scott continues to extend lead   
ISAF Sailing Worlds, Santander - Day 7 images by Sailing Energy   
ISAF Sailing Worlds - Laser and Radial winner images by Jesus Renedo   
ISAF Sailing Worlds, Santander - Medal Race images by Sail-World.com   
ISAF Sailing Worlds - Dutch dominate Laser and Radial in Santander   


For this week's complete news stories select    Last 7 Days
   Search All News
For last month's complete news stories select    Last 30 Days
   Archive News







Sail-World.com  


















Switch Default Region to:

Social Media

Asia

Australia

Canada

Europe

New Zealand

United Kingdom


http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/Twitter_logo_small.png http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/FaceBook-icon.png  http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/RSS-Icon.png

United States

Cruising Northern

Cruising Southern

MarineBusiness World

PowerBoat World

FishingBoating World

 

Contact

Commercial

News

Search

Contact Us

Advertisers Information

Submit news/events

Search Stories/Text

Feedback

Advertisers Directory

Newsletter Archive

Photo Gallery

 

Banner Advertising Details

Newsletter Subscribe

Video Gallery

Policies

 

 

 

Privacy Policy

 

 


Cookie Policy

 

 



This site and its contents are © Copyright TetraMedia and/or the original author, photographer etc. All Rights Reserved.  Photographs are copyright by law.  If you wish to use or buy a photograph contact the photographer directly.
XLXL NEW US
LocalAds   DE  ES  FR  IT