There will be a few thousand athletes competing at the Asian Games in Jakarta and Palembang this August and September, all of whom have dreams of bringing glory to their home nations.

Our Singapore Sailing Team will be heading off to Indonesia for the Asian Games very soon, with hopes of flying the Republic’s flag high on the international stage. As we celebrate their journey and wish them the very best for the upcoming Games, we asked past and present sailors for advice and words of wisdom for the squad to ponder over.

With this, we hope that our sailors exhibit valour in facing the challenges ahead, courage in pursuing sporting excellence, and remain steadfast in their passion and love for the sport.

Onward Team Singapore sailors!

 

Jodie Lai

Youngest Singaporean Asian Games Gold medalist and a contender at the 2018 Asian Games in the Laser 4.7 class

Jodie Lai

“Focus on your own race and don’t get distracted by unnecessary things, don’t panic when you’re in an unexpected situation and just simulate what you would do if you were in training.”

 

Cecilia Low

2-time Asian Games medalist and a contender at the 2018 Asian Games in the 49erFX

“Keep on pushing even if you feel like everything is against you”

 

Kimberly Lim

2-time Asian Games medalist, and a contender at the 2018 Asian Games in the 49erFX with Cecilia Low

Kimberly Lim

“You don’t just want to succeed, you need it – always keep the fire burning, the hunger to succeed. Let’s do our country and ourselves proud!”

 

Colin Ng

Gold medalist at the 1998 Asian Games in Bangkok

colin ng

“Every event starts with everyone on zero point, so team gets the same chance of winning and losing that Medal.”

 

Koh Seng Leong

Olympian and Silver medalist at the 2006 Asian Games in Doha

Koh Seng Leong

“Every point matters so never give up as the races are never over until after the end of protest hearing time / drug tests. You have to be consistent to win. It is not about the number of firsts but the consistency of doing well in all races.”

 

Teo Wee Chin

3-time Asian Games medalist

Teo Wee Chin

”Respect your opponents but know that you are better than them”

 

Rachel Lee Qing

2010 Asian Games Gold medalist

rachel lee qing

“Don’t let the previous races tie you down. Focus on the races to come.”

 

Chung Pei Ming

2002 Asian Games Bronze medalist

chung pei ming

“The hard work is in the preparation leading up to the games. Train 200% now, relax and deliver at the games!”

 

Dawn Liu

2010 Asian Games Bronze medalist

dawn liu

“No matter what the outcome, enjoy the journey and the experience!”

 

Renfred Tay

2006 Asian Games Gold medalist

renfred tay

”Focus on doing all the small things you have trained for well and enjoy the experience.”

 

Ryan Lo

2010 Asian Games Bronze medalist and a contender at the 2018 Asian Games in the Laser Standard class

Ryan Lo

”Be confident in your preparations and trust the people around you who are supporting you.”

 

Savannah Siew

2014 Asian Games Gold medalist

savannah siew

“Believe in all the hard work that you have put in leading up to the event and compete with all your heart!”

 

Scott Glen Sydney

2010 Asian Games Bronze medalist

scott glen sydney

”Enjoy the experience, every point counts, always keep fighting until the race is over.”

 

Sean Lee

2006 Asian Games Bronze medalist

”Train hard, make sure you have enough rest, and most importantly, have faith in yourself. It’s not over until you cross the finish line, fight and never give up, because anything is possible.”

 

Siew Shaw Her

Olympian and Asian Games Gold medalist

siew shaw her

”Work at one mark at a time, one leg at a time, until you cross the finish line; until you finish the last race, it’s not over yet.”

 

Colin Cheng

Olympian and 2-time Asian Games medalist

colin cheng

”Take ownership of your campaign; control everything you can control. Don’t worry about the things outside of your control; Rise above it.”

 

All the best to the Singapore Sailing Team!