Thailand and Philippines irresistible!
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 shifty winds between 4 to 11 knots.
Thailand female sailor Siripon Kaewduangngam maintained the dominate performance while Spanish legendary sailor Blanca Manchon confirmed her “remontada” claiming the second place ahead of Chinese sailor Peiling Chen. In the Men fleet, Geylord Coveta from Philippines has one hand on the World Title containing the Thailand squad with Navin Singsart and Natthaphong Phonoppharat respectively second and third.
Stay tune for more actions for the last day of races tomorrow !
Provisional ranking after 11 races:
1- Siripon Kaewduangngam - THA
2- Blanca Manchon- ESP
3- Peiling Chen - CHN
1- Geylord Coveta - PHI
2- Navin Singsart - THA
3- Natthaphong Phonoppharat - THA
credit photo: Howie
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