All 58 participants were back on the water to continue to sail for the individual championship yesterday in Mumbai, India.
Wind speeds gusting up to 18-20 knots made tough sailing conditions for the lighter and younger sailors. The wind however continued from North, North East. These conditions saw the first capsizes at the championship and a few sailors could not finish the race within the time limit.
In both the 6th and 7th races the Chinese took the gun. In race 6 Zicong ZENG and in race 7 Xiaowei JI .
Zhicong ZENG of China continues to dominate and still hold his 1st position after race 7. Zeng is closely followed by Gregory THEAN YEW of Singapore. In third position Colin XINRU of Singapore with Alvyn YEOW of Malaysia very close on his tail.
Indian sailor Abhishek MHATRE was lying 1st in race 7 right up to the last leg, however at the finish he lost two positions and finally finished 3rd. This would be the first Indian to finish among the first three during the championship so far.
Tomorrow is the last day of racing at the IODA Asian Championships 2003, and we need to see if the event comes up with any upsets.