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Flying high at SIM windsurfing championship

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SKILL, strength and stamina are not enough. As the word “windsurfing” implies, being able to tackle variable wind conditions is essential

At the SIM 33rd Singapore Open Asian Windsurfing Championship 2014, contestants enjoyed good wind and solid racing in the first three days, but on the final fourth day, the wind became shifty. In the end, only those who could best read the wind conditions triumphed!

The event, with SIM Global Education as the title sponsor, attracted surfers from the four local universities – NTU, NUS, SMU and SIM GE – as well as those from South-east Asia, Hong Kong, India, Sri Lanka, and far-off countries like Russia, Argentina and Japan.

The event is one of the most successful editions of the Singapore Open Windsurfing Championship that has been held with 136 participants from Singapore, Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines, Myanmar, India, Sri Lanka, Hong Kong, Chinese Taipei, Japan, Korea, Great Britain, Argentina, and Russia.

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SIM GE windsurfing club members with coach Leonard Ong (front, sitting); directly behind him is Man Jing Qi, (first, 4.7m Intermediate Women). Other SIM medal winners are Melvin Huan (first, 6.2m Intermediate Men), Rachel Low Xueli (third, 4.0m Novice Women), Marcus Low (second 5.6m Intermediate Men) and Benjamin Ng (third, 5.6m Intermediate Men).

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Guest-of-honour Judy Wong, SIM GE Business and Marketing Relations Director, receives a token of appreciation from Timothy Khoo, president of the Windsurfing Association, for SIM’s five years of support