HONG KONG 420 YOUTH CHAMPIONSHIP IS QUALIFIER FOR YOUTH WORLDS
The Hong Kong 420 Youth Championship held over 1-2 October was also a qualification event for the upcoming Youth Sailing World Championship in December 2016 in New Zealand.
Six 420 teams from Hong Kong were in contention for the boys and girls divisions with the battle contested over an 8 race series out of the Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club.
Racing got underway in 8 to 10 knots but by the second race it picked up to 12-15 knots. The sailors made the most of the conditions and five races were completed on day one. The points gap was close but Siu Ka Chun/Tsoi Yat Ming held the overnight lead.
The forecast never promised good wind for day two but once in the race area, there was 8-12 knots of wind from the north east. A brief shift towards the north led to some course alternations before the first start but it shifted back towards the east, before steadying for the final 3 races.
The partnership of Siu Ka Chun/Tsoi Yat Ming rose above the fleet to finish first, 4 points clear of Chow Pak Kan/Chan O Tik. Third to Yun Tsz Fung Wilson/Kam Chung Man.
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