Ancol, Jakarta, Friday, August 25, 2018 — The second day of sailing events at the Asian Games concluded with sailors completing three races each.

Our sailors saw another day of good weather with sunny skies. “Winds started out quite light, but by Race 3, it was nearing 14 kts with good waves and chop in some parts of the courses,” said Johnathan Loper, the Federation’s in-house psychologist who is on the ground in Indonesia.

“This change in conditions throughout the racing had ensured that the sailors needed to change gears quickly and make the most of the building breeze and capitalise the most.” reported the Asian Sailing Federation.

The 49erFX girls Kimberly Lim and Cecilia Low continued their strong performance on Day 2. Race 3 saw the Chinese team challenging them closely but the girls performed well and maintained their lead, recording three bullets for the day. After five races, the girls continue to lead in top position with the Chinese and Indian teams behind them.

Ryan Lo (Laser Standard) led in his first race of the day, though a 720 penalty on the downwind resulted in a 3rd place finish. Lo came back strong in his third race, and took a bullet, ending the day in second place.He trails Korean Ha JeeMin by 3 points, and is followed closely by Malaysian Olympic sailor Mohd Afendy Khairulnizam.

Day 2 proved to be a challenge for some sailors, who have been sailing under the weather.

“The sailors are maintaining forward momentum and remaining hopeful. The conditions in Jakarta are ever changing. Even at this level of competition, the sailors are staying in the zone and making the best use of the course that they can. With 7-10 races to go, there is lots of sailing left in this competition” said Loper.

Here are the results from Day 2

49erFX: Kimberly Lim and Cecilia Low – 1st out of 5
49er: Koh YiNian and Wong Riji – 6th out of 9
Laser Standard: Ryan Lo – 2nd out of 16
Laser Radial: Jillian Lee – 6th out of 10
Laser 4.7: Daniel Hung – 10th out of 23; Jodie Lai – 17th out of 23
470 Women: Yukie Yokoyama and Cheryl Teo – 3rd out of 7
470 Men: Daniel Ian Toh and Xavier Ng – 8th out of 11
RS:X: Amanda Ng – 4th out of 6
RS:One: Reynold Chan – 8th out of 8; Ynez Lim – 5th out of 8