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15th Asian Sailing Champs, 2012: what the young HK competitors thought

'Team HKG, 15th Asian Sailing Chamionships, 2012'    Sue Tulloch    Click Here to view large photo

A fabulous Championship was had by all, with many challenges due to the very difficult and different sailing conditions from those we experience sailing in Hong Kong, with many new skills being learned along the way.
Here are some comments from the Hong Kong Team over the course of the Championship.

Sue Tulloch, RHKYC Youth Sailing Class Chairman

'The conditions were nice and the water was quite flat without big waves – that’s good for us windsurfers' Windsurfing Coach.

'Nice warm weather but the winds were always light, it is better for us if they are a bit stronger. The organisers are doing a good job. ' Michael, Windsurfer.

'The water is fairly flat which is great for sailing a cat, and the standard of sailing is very high, make one small mistake and you are suddenly at the back of the fleet. I’m really enjoying my first big Championship in a Hobie 16'. Tom

'The extreme wind shifts are difficult and the current is so strong it can easily push you over the start line'. Sze Ka Ho, HK Sea School

'The current is so strong, not like in Hong Kong, and there are many wind shifts. I like being part of the Hong Kong Team' Chik Ho Yin, HK Sea School

' Such a big current, mainly with light wind. This Championship is good fun and I am learning a lot' Pheobe Chung, HK Sail Training Association.

'It is my first big Championship and such a confidence builder with great opportunity for learning. There is no margin for error, the standard of sailing is so high that one tiny mistake and you can go from the front of the fleet to the back in an instant. Lots to take home and work on.' Dominic Hardoon, RHKYC


'It was an amazing opportunity where I learnt so much. I was surrounded by so many good sailors and experienced people who still treated me really nicely and shared their knowledge' Sophie Tulloch, RHKYC Sharks

'It has been a good Championship with mainly flat water which is good for a cat. The winds are a bit light for us but the standard of competitor has been high.' Tong Kit Fong, Hobie 16

'I used to race in an Optimist, and the previous Optimist World Champion is here. We are now both in 29ers racing against each other, so there is an intensively competitive edge to our race.' Cosmas Grelon, ABC

'In our first race the tack line broke, but we’ve worked hard and are having great fun' Nathan Bradley, ABC

'The current is strong, and the down wind long because of the tide – a great experience' Jacqueline Truhol, RHKYC Sharks

'We’ve improved a lot during the course of the Championship - it’s been fun!' Clara Krantz, RHKYC Sharks

'The scenery is nice and the people friendly, wind shifts frequent and current strong. Three years ago I saw many young sailors in Optimists who are now competing in 420s, that’s nice to see' Rita, HK Sail Training Association.

'The sailing area is pretty tricky with very strong wind shifts and extreme current, everyone is doing their best and we have a strong Hong Kong Team with a good attitude. We are looking forward to going out to Championships together in the future' Farjai, HK Sea School/STA.

'It’s a very difficult race course with changes each day, generally light winds – probably favoring the lighter sailor. It seems that a lot of the sailors meet each other at Championships again and again over the years, and are friendly towards each other.' Warwick Downes, Team Manager, RHKYC

So the general overall feeling is that the conditions have been challenging with light winds, strong current and wind shifts. But due to facing these challenges the participants limits have been widened, and they have had the opportunity to learn some tremendous new techniques, extend their range of experience and refine their skills. There has been a true sense of bonding, support and team spirit evident within the Hong Kong team throughout the Championship.


by Sue Tulloch, RHKYC Youth Sailing Class Chairman

  

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