Ancol, Jakarta, Tuesday, August 28, 2018 — The sailing competition at the 2018 Asian Games resumed yesterday after the sailors got their well-deserved rest day on Monday. Many of the sailors took the time off to recuperate and calibrate themselves in preparation for the last stretch of racing.

The weather presented itself well with light winds – a contrast from the first three days of racing where strong winds prevailed. The light winds allowed light wind sailors to demonstrate their skills and expertise.

In the 49erFX class, Kimberly Lim and Cecilia Low remain the undisputed leader as they maintained their spot at the top of the leaderboard with eleven bullets in eleven races. A brilliant performance at the Asian Games will give the pair a confidence boost as they look forward to qualifying for the Tokyo 2020 at the 49er World Championships next year.

Amidst the heat of the intense competition, Kimberly celebrated her birthday on Saturday.

In the Laser Standard, Ryan Lo maintained his consistent performance and ended Day 5 in third place. The competition remains fierce for the Laser Standard class as the top 3 sailors have less than 2 points separating them.

Han Ee, CEO at SingaporeSailing said, “as we near the final stages of the regatta, racing continues to be tight and intense. Mental stamina will be a critical factor to performing under the fantastic racing conditions.”

As the sailors gear up for the final stretch, they look forward to giving their best shot for every race.

“Just go and do your best. I just want to do my best,” said Ynez Lim.

Cecilia Low echoed the same sentiments, “You just do it.”

 

Results after Day 5 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 – 10th 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 (Mixed Team) Relay: Reynold Chan and Ynez Lim – 7th out of 8