Kimberly Lim/Savannah Siew win in Singapore
The final day of the Fish & Co. National Youth Sailing Championships 2014 in Singapore kicked off on Saturday morning in great style, with stronger and steadier winds that were bound to test the sailors and their boats.
With the final fleet race scheduled for 1100 hours local time, the sailors were getting ready for their last chance to make that crucial medal race cut.
The stronger breeze definitely helped the race officers set their courses and start on time. Singapore has thrown a wide variety of conditions at the sailors, and the atmosphere was intense, particularly in the bigger classes where the medal race cut can be brutal. After the fleet race, and back on shore, a fantastic party was laid on for the youngsters to socialize and celebrate a tough regatta. This was a consolation prize for the sailors who didn’t make the top 10 medal race cut, and a chance for them to mix and make friends while watching the Olympic style finale. For the medal racers though, it was back to business.
The medal race course area was set as close to the shore and spectators as possible. In the 420 class Kimberly Lim and Savannah Siew were super consistent and the indisputable winners. They put in steady performances every day using a careful and conservative strategy. Loh Yi and Jonathan Yeo came second overall with Yukie Yokoyama and Samantha Neubronner third.
The Fish & Co. Youth Sailing Championships wrapped up with a typically impressive Medal and Closing Ceremony, showcasing a real flavor of Singapore’s hospitality. Prizes & awards were given under thunderous applause.
Source: Singapore Sailing