28th SEA Games Concludes In Singapore
Published: Tuesday, 16 June 2015
The 28th South East Asian Games, held in Singapore, continued through this past weekend. After a 22-year hiatus, the games returned to Singapore on June 5-16.
A total of 20 sailing events were featured in the games, with a medal racetrack for three classes set up in Marina Bay. Sailing events concluded on Day 9 of the games, 14 June.
After a short delay waiting for wind to pick up, races began with the Laser Men team racing. The final between the 3-boat teams of Malaysia and Singapore was tough and incredibly close in points. Malaysia came out on top with Singapore in second.
In the Laser Radial team race, Singapore won the first race but it only postponed their agony. As a second close match gave the win to Malaysia – doubling their gold medals in team racing.
The final in the keelboat men match-racing event was the third event of the day featuring a head to head between the Philippines and Singapore. The advantage of home waters saw Singapore lead for most of the 1st match, but a mistake near the finish cost them the win. Victory in the medal deciding Match 2 again went to the Philippines, securing their first ever-gold medal in the match-racing event.
(Photo: SEA Games Website)
Medal ceremonies took place against the impressive skyscraper skyline of Singapore bringing the 28th edition of the South East Asian Games to a memorable close.
For full sailing results of the SEA Games, go to www.seagames2015.com/the-games/sports/sailing.