The RS:One Class, in partnership with the Top of the Gulf Regatta and Windsurfing Association of Thailand, held the 2016 Asian Championships from 30th April to 2nd May in Jomtien, Pattaya, at Ocean Marina Yacht Club.
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.
Windsurfers sail off Ocean Marina Yacht Club near Pattaya during the 2016 RS:One Asian Championships. (Photo/Ho Kah Soon)
Ocean Marina Yacht Club, Thailand’s premier marina resort complex, delivered a fantastic three days of racing with nine races to be completed.
Thailand Windsurfing Team claimed the top three positions in the women’s fleet and a new Asian Champion title for Siripon Kaewduangngam while Kronggkaew Sakulfaeng was crowned Espoir Asian Champion.
In the men’s division, Ifoman Suartana from Indonesia dominated the competition to become the Asian 2016 Champion. Hong Kong, represented by young promising racer Leung Pui Hei, can be proud after 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.
(Source: Infinity Communications)