RS:One Asian Championships
Published: Wednesday, 07 May 2014
Held in collaboration with the Top of the Gulf Regatta and the Windsurfing Association of Thailand (WATH), the RS:One Asian Championships took place in Thailand for the first time ever. Twenty-one racers from seven countries (including the promising new windsurfing countries of Myanmar and Sri Lanka) took part in three days of intense competition off Ocean Marina Yacht Club.
RS:One is an exciting, ISAF-approved one-design racing class by NeilPryde. One sail, one board – everyone competing on the same equipment. And it was evident at the 2014 RS:One Asian Championships how close the racing is with the top male and top female windsurfers just metres apart throughout. The universal one-design class allows male and female racers of all ages to compete on the same equipment.
Hong Kong and Thailand dominated this years RS:One Asian Championships and as the class' popularity grows the RS:One class will continue its 2014 journey with the European Championships in Cesme (Turkey), the Asian Sailing Championships and Asian Games in Incheon (South Korea), the Asian Beach Games in Phuket (Thailand) and at the end of the year the 2014 World Championships will be held in Bintan (Indonesia).