National Sailing Centre, Langkawi, 28 August 2017 – On a day when only the medal races managed to be completed, Nicole Lim claimed a windsurfing RS:One bronze for Singapore.
Winds came in early in the day, allowing the women’s RS:One was completed quickly, but a storm prevented any other races from happening until 4pm. Even then, course B, which is the Laser course, could not be launched due to the lack of wind.
Nicole Lim finished second in the medal race to take the bronze medal. Heading into the final race of the competition in third spot, she needed to finish ahead of the windsurfers from Indonesia and Myanmar. She blazed into an early lead and held on till the end, only overtaken by Malaysia near the finish, who ended with a silver.
The gold went to Thailand.
In the men’s RS:One category, Reynold Chan raced his best race of the regatta, finishing third in the medal race. He finished fifth overall.
No other races were completed on the penultimate day of competition, even though the Optimist course saw a couple of abandon races. The Lasers did not launch throughout the day.
Singapore will be hoping for a couple of medals on the final day of competition.
Ryan Lo, in the Laser Standard, currently leads the pack by four points and is in pole position to take gold. Similarly, Jillian Lee, sailing the women’s Laser Radial, is leading by six points at the top of the standings.
In the men’s Laser Radial, Bernie Chin will have to finish two places ahead of Malaysia to take the gold. Currently in second place, he is three points behind the Malaysian.
Both Singapore’s Optimist boy and girl are currently in third spot.
For full results, see https://sailing.org.sg/sea-games-2017/results-and-schedule/