National Sailing Centre, Langkawi, 23 August 2017 – Yesterday’s medal winners received their medals at the victory ceremony today while the double-handed dinghy fleets were joined by the windsurfers.
Majullah Singapura rang out at the National Sailing Centre as the Laser Standard Team Racers received their gold medals which they won yesterday. The Laser Radial and Optimist teams also received their silver and bronze medals respectively.
In the water, Singapore had a good showing in the fleet races. The 420 women are first after Day 2, ahead of the Thais in second, with a total of 6 points after four races. Jodie Lai and Evangeline Tan finished second and first in their two races today.
The 420 men, Koh Yinian and Wong Riji, maintained their joint-second placing and are tied with Thailand who have 10 points from four races. The Malaysia pair take top spot with four bullets to their name.
In the women’s 470, Yukie Yokoyama and Cheryl Teo are top of the table with two bullets from Day 2’s races. They are two points ahead of Malaysia’s Nuraisyah Binte Satta and Norashikin Binte Mohd Sayed who have 7 points.
Daniel Ian Toh and Xavier Ng are in fourth place after four races in the 470 men class.
With four more days of fleet racing to go for the double-handed dinghies, it is still anyone’s regatta.
For the windsurfers in the RS:One category, both Nicole Lim and Reynold Chan are in fifth after two races.
Tomorrow, the Laser Standard, Laser Radial and Optimist fleet racers will be joining their teammates on the water as they aim to fly the flag high for the nation.
“The mood here is good, having the national anthem of Singapore played out for the first time here,” said Christian Chua, team manager of the 2017 SEA Games.
“Now, the real work begins – all fleet races will be on the water and a whole lot of racing will get done in the days to come. We look forward to the continuous support from Singaporeans back home – we’re definitely feeling the love from here!”