Welcome to Singapore’s National Sailing Center, the powerhouse of youth sailing. The magnificent Lion City, as Singapore is also known, will play host to the annual Fish & Co. Youth Sailing Championships and it’s sure to be a week of fierce competition.
Fish & Co. and the Singapore Sailing Federation continue to join hands to boost youth sailing in 2016. This year’s championships is set to be a real spectacle, simply due to the quality of the youth sailors coming from all over the world not only to compete but also to build friendships for the future.
The brightest sailing talent from Singapore and 8 other countries brought the best of their game to Singapore’s waters for this year’s high-octane racing. The racing started with Singapore’s typical tricky weather and unpredictable wind shifts to really challenge the sailors and test their skills. The desire to win was clear was clear from athletes across all 3 race courses and the tension was building as the breeze filled in.
In the Optimist class - the biggest fleet of all 6 classes, Singapore’s 2015 World Champion Jodie Lai opened her assault with a second place, and she was looking ready to claim another win to consolidate her good form. Her teammate and 2015 Team Racing World Champion Daniel Hung was also looking hungry, scoring a third place finish. But the first bullet of the day belonged to Singapore’s Lee Riane. But despite initial promise, consistency is the key to winning the 12 race championship.
The end of an action packed day found all sailors ashore, enjoying the serene atmosphere.
Tomorrow the competition will intensify so do stay with us!
by Icarus Sailing Media