Pattaya, Ocean Marina - Thailand
30th April to 2nd May
The The RS:One Class, in partnership with the Top of the Gulf Regatta and WATH, has held the 2016 Asian Championships from 30th April to 2nd May in Pattaya, Jomtien, Ocean Marina, Thailand.
The championship, open to all, allowed international racers to compete through innovative race formats. RS:One is a multi generational, one-design windsurfing board featuring an easy and light performing 7.8 rig. Espoirs (youth under 22 years old), Seniors (under 40 year old) and Masters (older than 40), men and women, can race together on the same starting line in a collective fleet.
Ocean Marina Yacht Club, Thailand’s premier marina resort complex, situated on the calm beach of Jomtien, Pattaya, has delivered a fantastic three days of racing with nine races to be completed.
Thailand Windsurfing Team claimed the top three positions in the Women fleet and a new Asian Champion title for Siripon Kaewduangngam while Kronggkaew Sakulfaeng has been crowned Espoir Asian Champion.
In the Men division, Ifoman Suartana from Indonesia dominated the competition to become the Asian 2016 Champion. Hong Kong with his young and promising racer Leung Pui Hei can be proud by claiming the Espoir title.
The RS:One Class now looks forward for its European Championships to be held in Loctudy, France and its World Championships in Penghu, Taiwan.
Final Results after 9 races
1- KRONGKAEW SAKULFAENG - THA
2- DUANGKAMON PHONGERN - THA
3- LIN - MAL
1- SIRIPON KAEWDUANGNGAM - THA
2- SAROCHA PRUMPRA - THA
3- KRONGKAEW SAKULFAENG - THA
1- LEUNG PUI HEI - HKG
2- YANCY KAIBIGAN - PHI
3- ILLHAM BIN WAHAB - MAL
1- IGOMAN SUARTANA - INA
2- LEUNG PUI HEI - HKG
3- YANCY KAIBIGAN - PHI
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Credit Photo: Ho Kah Soon and Guy Nowell