National Sailing Centre, Langkawi, 25 August 2017 – Due to Friday prayers, races were postponed till 3pm in the day, but it did not stop the sailors from completing two races today.
The positions of the double-handed dinghies are shaping up, ahead of the penultimate day of competition.
Things are tight in the women’s 420 with Thailand’s Sutida Poonpat and Gunyaporn Bueangbon holding a slim lead over Singapore’s Jodie Lai and Evangeline Tan, thanks to two bullets on Day 5. The two teams are level on total points but thanks to a larger discard, the Thais hold a two-point lead of the Singaporean pair.
In the women’s 470, Yukie Yokoyama and Cheryl Teo maintained their 3-point advantage over the Malaysian defending champions. They had similar showings in the two races, trading first-second finishes.
Malaysia’s Muhamad Uzair Amin Bin Mohd Yusof and Naquib Eiman Bin Shahrin are in pole position for the men’s 420 title, claiming eight bullets in eight races. Singapore’s Koh Yinian and Wong Riji are in second place with a net of 17 points while Thailand’s Janno Dalnon and Jeanson Lumapas are closing in with 19 points net.
In the men’s 470, Daniel Ian Toh and Xavier Ng is in the hunt for a bronze medal. Currently in fourth, they are two points behind Philippines and will have all to race for the coming days.
Ryan Lo, in the Laser Standard, still leads the pack with a third and a first-place finish in the two races on Day 5. He is followed closely by Malaysia’s Khairulnizam Bin Mohd Affendy who is two points behind. With four races down, competition will reach a new high with discards coming into play over the next couple of days.
Jillian Lee had a great day too, with two bullets, bringing her total score to 5 points after two days. Nur Shazrin Bt Mohamad Latif is in second place with 8 points.
Day 5 also featured the RS:One windsurfing competition, Optimist and Laser Radial men’s. For more results, head to: http://sailing.org.sg/sea-games-2017/results-and-schedule/