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SB20 Asian Grand Slam & Asia Pacific Championships - Day 3

by Icarus Sailing Media 31 Jan 2016 06:43 GMT 29 January - 1 February 2016
SB20 Asian Grand Slam & Asia Pacific Championships day 3 © Siaw Woon Chon

Yesterday's 3 races set the scene for today, as teams needed to rethink their strategies and optimize race techniques, to outsail their rivals and move on up the leaderboard.

The SB20 is all about teamwork – raced with a crew of 3 or 4 members – skipper, trimmer and bow man. Each role is unique, and needs perfecting for the whole team to succeed.

Each person has their own task, actions for each manoeuvre, different roles to call tactics and strategy on each race leg. Together they must work like a well-oiled machine, to make the SB20 go as fast as possible.

Working in perfect unison, the crew on "Bandit Racing Team" were the winners of today's race, making a leaderboard climb from 5th to 2nd place. Their climb has cut the points advantage held by "Zenith Sailing Team" to just 2. "Glasgow Kiss" are in 3rd, whilst "Flirtatious" and "Black Magic" drop out of the podium top three. Both teams struggled to master the conditions, and suffer a dip on the leaderboard to 7th and 5th place.

Any small mistake or correct decision can change the color of the medal in an instant. As we move into the ultimate day of the event, the podium places are still open.

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