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19 August 2013, 09:55 am
Hong Kong Sailors Take Four Golds At RS:One Worlds
Rounding with a strong advantage
Rounding with a strong advantage

RS:One World Championship
Istanbul, Turkey

RS:One racers from around the world, gathered all week in Istanbul on the bay of Beylikduzu, have enjoyed a very windy regatta to date; but on the final day they experienced the bay's full fury.
The wind average was 28 knots with gusts up to 34 knots. In these nuclear windy conditions, the Pulsar course was chosen one more time. With marks one and three as close as possible to the shore an outstanding slalom spectacle was guaranteed.

Two further races, bringing the series total to 14, were executed in these memorable conditions. The Hong Kong Team controlled the fleet after a week of domination in both Male and Female divisions, but the drama of the day was reserved for the battle for the men's third place. Giuseppe Zerillo from Italy missed the podium by one point from Turkish racer Ugur Iyigun, who managed two clear victories.

Hong Kong, with many talented competitors, took both world and vice world titles in the Male and Female championships. No doubts they will inspire the young Turkish RS:One generation which for sure will remember this championship for many years to come.

The 2013 journey for RS:One will now continue with the NeilPryde Racing Series events in Cardiff, Nice and Brazil; and will end in December at the 2013 SEA Games in Myanmar.

Final Ranking after 14 races:

2013 RS:One Female World Championship:
1st Lo Sin Lam - HKG
2nd Ma Kwan Ching - HKG
3rd Blank Shai - ISR

2013 RS:One Male World Championship:
1st Kwok Fai Cheng - HKG
2nd Lee Chun Ting - HKG
3rd Ugur Iyigun - TUR

2013 RS:One Espoir Men Championship:
1st Lee Chun Ting - HKG
2nd Guiseppe Zerillo - ITA
3rd Kaibigan Yancy - PHI

2013 RS:One Senior Men Championship:
1st Kwok Fai Cheng - HKG
2nd Ugur Iyigun - TUR
3rd Cem Duman - TUR

The RS:One Worlds championships will be held from the 12-17 August, please click here for all race, venue details.
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