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
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.
“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.