Thailand and Philippines on track for World Titles!
The RS:One Class, in partnership with the Vietnam Canoeing, Rowing & Sailing Federation and in co-operation with Quang Nam department of Culture, Sports and Tourism is hosting the 2017 RS:One World Championships from 10th to 14th June in Hoi An, Vietnam.
The championship, open to all, will allow international racers to compete through innovative race formats like the Pulsar (compact slalom, America's Cup style) and Marathon (long distance). Courses will be set up in a way that the on-shore audience can enjoy the racing.
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.
Hoi An is a city on Vietnam’s central coast known for its well-preserved Ancient Town, cut through with canals. 30 km south of Da Nang, lies on the branch of the Thu Bon River. Occupied by early western traders, Hoi An was one of the major trading centers of Southeast Asia in the 16th century. All the houses were made of wood, decorated with lacquered boards and panels engraved with old ancient characters. Pillars were also carved with ornamental designs. Hoi An has earned UNESCO heritage site status and has become a very popular tourist destination in Vietnam.
The 2017 RS:One World Championships is set on the beautiful white sand beach of the luxury Hoi An Boutique Resort. 51 racers coming from 14 countries and 3 continents including the 2010 RS:X Female World Champion Miss Blanca Manchon pushed their limits with 3 more races in light and shifty winds between 4 to 8 knots.
Thailand female sailor Siripon Kaewduangngam maintained the dominate performance leading Peiling Chen from China and Spanish legendary sailor Blanca Manchon came in the picture by claiming the overall third place. In the Men fleet, Geylord Coveta from Philippines continued his domination with a very consistent performances. His Team mate Yancy Kaibigan felt back to the third position when his Thai component Natthaphong Phonoppharat come in contention and is now third overall.
Stay tune for more actions to come !
Ranking after 8 races:
1- Siripon Kaewduangngam - THA
2- Peiling Chen - CHN
3- Blanca Manchon- ESP
1- Geylord Coveta - PHI
2- Natthaphong Phonoppharat - THA
3- Yancy Kaibigan - PHI
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