Champions crowned at the 34th Singapore Open

January 26, 2015 | Windsurfing
34th Singapore Open: RS:One action | Photo: Howie

Cheng Kwok Fai has been crowned the 2015 RS:One Men's Asian champion, in Singapore, proving he is one of the strongest windsurfers in the world right now.

Despite the massive wind shifts and gusts, the 34th Singapore Open RS:One Asian Windsurfing Championship, sailors took home their titles in the RS:One, RS:X and Techno 293 classes. A total of 100 windsurfers from 10 countries participated in the event.

The 2014 RS:One Men's world champion Cheng Kwok Fai, from Hong Kong, proved to be unbeatable, bagging the title with ten wins in 12 races. In the Women's division, China's Li Xiaoyan extended her lead over Ngai Wai Yan to take home the RS:One Women's Asian champion title.

In the RS:X class, Phattharadanai Chinain and compatriot Natthaphong Phonnoppharat finished the event tied on points with Phattharadanai edging out Natthaphong in the tiebreaker. Singapore's Leonard Ong pipped Oka Sulaksana to the podium to take home the bronze medal.

Over in the Women's division Audrey Yong secured the silver medal, losing to Siripon Kaenduangngam, while Rio Hoiriyah finished third. In the Youth division, Kensei Ikeda was untouchable, finishing way ahead of second-placed Syadine Arethusa. Ruth Mow finished third.

In the Techno 293 class, Dong Zhaoguan and Chen Yujie won the gold medals in the Youth Boy and Girl's divisions. The title of Techno Junior Boy Champion went to up and coming windsurf talent, Aung Thein Oo, from Myanmar, while Yui Tamura was crowned the Techno 293 Junior Girl champion.

Over in the Formula class, 2007 Southeast Asian Games Bronze medalist, Joshua Choo took home the champion title with three wins in five races, while Joe Chua secured victory in the Raceboard class.

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