Three Classes - RS:X, Glide and Techno - are currently competing for honours at the 2019 Asian Windsurfing Championships in Penghu Taiwan. After the opening ceremony and official opening dinner everyone was looking at the forecast. Unfortunately, no racing on day one - the wind was blowing with ferocious force!
After two days of staying ashore, everyone was very excited to get the racing started on day three. Early breakfast and off to the club to rig up and learn the plan of the day at the skippers' meeting.
And the plan was for three back to back races, with wind just above 20 knots, for each of the divisions. Reaching starts that is, a format well known at the RS:X class, but not so common in T293. Yet. Not counting the slalom races of the Techno293 Plus, the T293 is used to starting upwind, so it is good to get the kids shaken up from time to time.
Hats off to Cheuk Wing Mak, top girl and third overall in the T293. She battled it hard in the strong wind, finishing behind the boys Janson Shek and Chun Po Lam, both boys having at least one race win. Always good to have planing action with the competitors improving on their reaching starts from race to race.
Follow the event website for more - http://asians2019.internationalwindsurfing.com