Singapore ended its Optimist World Sailing Championships campaign in Turkey yesterday with two silvers as 14-year-old Rachel Lee finished second in the Girls Division yesterday.
The Singapore Sports School student who won the bronze in the same event at last year’s World Championships, went a rung higher this time as she finished with 176 points, behind Japan’s Tomoyo Wakabayashi who won the crown with 128 points. China’s Lu Yu Ying was third (192 points).
The silver is Rachel’s second of the Championships.
The 2007 South-east Asia Games girls champion and teammates Russell Kan, Luke Tan and Darren Choy narrowly missed out on a silver in the Team Racing event last Sunday when they lost 1-2 to Puerto Rico in the final.
Russell was Singapore’s best finisher in the overall standings. He was 10th.
Rachel was 11th overall while Luke was 65th. Darren was 129th and Andrew Tang finished 154th.
Puerto Rico’s Raul Rios won the overall title with 38 points.
The results were an improvement on last year’s medal haul. Singapore won a silver (team-racing) and a bronze (Girls Division) at the World Championships in Italy last year.
The Singapore Sports Fan congratulates our young sailors on a job well done.
Yours in Sport
Singapore Sports Fan