18-year-old windsurfer sails to a bronze at the 2017 RS:One Asian Championships

18-year-old windsurfer sails to a bronze at the 2017 RS:One Asian Championships

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Cheng Ho-yin makes it look easy.
Photo: Cheng Kwok-fai

Local windsurfer Cheng Ho-yin came home with a bronze medal in the RS:One Men’s division at the 2017 RS:One Asian Championships in Singapore on Sunday. The 18-year-old also won gold in the Under-22 Espoir Boys Division at the
same event.

Ho-yin and other competitors faced some unfavourable conditions on Sunday, including a light and constantly changing breeze. Ho-yin began the RS:One Men’s in fourth place, but managed to overcome the winds and his rivals, finally winning a bronze. Ho-yin was excited as it was his first medal in that division.


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“It was very challenging sailing in Singapore in the Men’s Open Division but it taught me that I need to improve my racing strategy to make my results more stable,” he said.

Ho-yin is preparing for the 2017 RS:X European and Youth European Championships and the European Open Trophy that will take place in Marseille, France, from May 6-13.

In the women’s division, Sandy Choi Wing-chi, 17, won gold in the RS:One Women’s U22 Espoir division. She came fourth in the RS:One Women’s division.

Meanwhile, 13-year-old Mak Cheuk-wing, came third in the U22 Espoir division.

Edited by Lucy Christie

This article appeared in the Young Post print edition as
Local windsurfer sails into third place

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