Northeast Monsoon Grand Prix 2013: the blue fleet

Joshua Choo has claimed the first series of the Northeast Monsoon Grand Prix 2013, at Changi Beach Park, in Singapore.


With 39 windsurfers and 11 Laser Radial sailors, the Northeast Monsoon Grand Prix 2013 was a great success.

In the first race of the regatta, participants got off to a very light start, coupled with passing showers. But the unfriendly weather conditions did not deter the fleet from racing well and having a whale of a time.

Thankfully, the winds soon picked up and participants were treated with consistently strong breeze of approximately 8-12 knots throughout the rest of the day, allowing windsurfers to complete over 30 races within a mere five hours.

This year, the regatta saw the inclusion of the Champion of Champions category, which definitely served to take things up a notch.

The Champion of Champions segment is when the combined Top 4 of each individual category, such as the best four of the Laser Radial Youth & Senior, and the best four of the RS:One 7.8 Youth & Senior, face off in a final round to determine the Champion of Champions.

RS:One 7.8 Champion of Champions
1st - Joshua Choo
2nd - Klinsmann Ang
3rd - Merrick Phang
    
RS:One 7.8 Youth Category
1st - Audrey Yong
2nd - Klinsmann Ang
3rd - Nicholas Wee
    
RS:One 7.8 Senior Category
1st - Joshua Choo
2nd - Shaun Pow
3rd - Aaron See
    
RS:One 4.0 Open Category
1st - Reynold Chan
2nd - Hong Shi Ying
3rd - Merry Tan