Ancol, Jakarta, Sunday, August 26, 2018 — The third day of sailing events at the Asian Games concluded with sailors completing three races each.

It was a relatively hotter day at the sailing competition in Ancol. However, the heat did not deter the sailors from putting up a strong performance. Day 3 witnessed some promising progress for the Laser Standard and 49erFX classes.

The 49erFX girls, Kimberly Lim and Cecilia Low maintained their lead with another three bullets and remain comfortably at the top of the leaderboard. Ryan Lo had a good day out at sea finishing third overall. The competition remains fierce for the Laser Standard class, with only 1.2 points separating the top three sailors.

Strength and Conditioning Coach Phil McCoy at SingaporeSailing said, “There was lots of energy in the boat park in the morning within the Singapore Sailing Team. Two days of physical sailing in steep chop and 10 – 15 knots meant that maximising recovery strategies for the athletes is a priority.”

“We are constantly monitoring our athletes to ensure our sport science and medical team can support our sailors and help them perform to their best ability everyday,” he added.

“Tomorrow is a rest day for most classes apart from the RS One class relay and the sailors are very much looking forward to that. We are looking to maximise that opportunity and come back fighting on Tuesday with lots more racing to go!” said McCoy.

For our athletes, the pressure of competing at an international meet like the Asian Games can be intense.

“Everybody deals with pressure differently, so what works for me might not work for everyone. For me, I don’t really feel the pressure. I just always try my best.” said Jodie Lai, Laser 4.7 sailor.


Results after Day 3 at the sailing competition

49erFX: Kimberly Lim and Cecilia Low – 1st out of 5

49er: Koh YiNian and Wong Riji – 6th out of 9

Laser Standard: Ryan Lo – 3rd out of 16

Laser 4.7: Daniel Hung – 11th out of 23; Jodie Lai – 17th out of 23

Laser Radial: Jillian Lee – 6th out of 10

470 Women: Yukie Yokoyama and Cheryl Teo – 4th 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 – 6th out of 8