Gustmysailing kembali dengan perkembangan pelayar kita di Kejohanan Raymond India international Regatta 2013

Gustmysailing kembali setelah menyepi agak lama. Kesibukan pasukan pelayaran negeri Terengganu semakin terasa sebaik menuju kepada bulan jun dimana berakhirnya temasya kejohanan SUKMA 2013 melabuhkan tirainya maka tumpuan dan fokus kini kepada persediaan SUKMA 2014. Kegagalan mempertahankan kejuaraan pada edisi SUKMA kali ini agak perit dan pasukan kini mengambil iktibar dari kegagalan teman-teman sukan pada tahun ini maka gerak langkah dilipat gandakan menyebabkan banyak masa tertumpu kepada penyediaan pasukan.

Dengan berjayanya mengadakan JKK bagi tahun 2013 ini dan dengan terlantiknya pengurus pasukan SUKMA bagi sukan perahu layar maka beban terasa sedikit melonggar diikuti dengan mesyuarat susulan JKOP maka harapan agar perjalanan pengurusan pasukan akan lebih teratur.


Beberapa update akan menyusul selepas ini tetapi fokus pada posting kali adalah berkaitan dengan kejohanan Raymond India International Regatta di mana 2 pelayar kita (Asmawi dan Latif) telah dihantar untuk mewakili negeri Terengganu. Terimakasih kepada keperihatinan kerajaan negeri Terengganu terutamanya MSNTerengganu meluluskan peruntukan ini yang rasanya akan memberi kesan yang agak besar terhadap prestasi mereka. Atlet telah bergerak ke India pada 30hb September (Ahad) diiringi oleh coach Romzi.

Update dari India: RIIR 2013 starts with the practice race today

RIIR 2013 starts with the practice race today

The RIIR 2013 started off with a Practice Race today. Though the race was scheduled for 2 PM and the Principal Race Officer Ilker Bayindir with his team was out an water well before time, the wind put up an appearance a little late from 60 deg and shifted further towards East before settling down due East. After starting at around 6 knots it stayed at about 10 knots most of the afternoon before dropping to about 8 knots towards the end.
Very often many of the sailors treat the practice race just as that - practice. As Mr.Ilker Bayindir explained it is more for the officials to put everything in place rather than for the sailors. The first race for the Optimists were started off a little after 3. With the Optimists getting aggressive on the line the Race officer had to recall the fleet twice before he started with a black flag. This helped in having a clean start for the Opti race after which the Laser 4.7 were started. By this time the 29ers who were to be the last class to start were impatient and were already sailing in the course.
In the Optimist class, the Malaysians displayed an excellence that portends great results for their country. Six out of the nine of them were on the top. However all of them and many other sailors did not bother to complete the race and sailed back to shore. The top Indian was Chitresh from TNSA who went on to finish the race 1st. In the laser class the Indian sailors put up a decent show and stayed on top, though the lone Malaysian girl was also among the top few. Nicholas from TNSA finished first among the laser 4.7s. The 29ers did not race today. From the Practice Race it seems Malaysia is the country to watch for in RIIR 2013, they are some of the best sailors in Asia.
Tomorrow the main races will start and 3 races are scheduled for the day. The first race of the day will be started off outside the harbour at 11:00 hours.
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The RIIR 2013 started off with a Practice Race today. Though the race was scheduled for 2 PM and the Principal Race Officer Ilker Bayindir with his team was out an water well before time, the wind put up an appearance a little late from 60 deg and shifted further towards East before settling down due East. After starting at around 6 knots it stayed at about 10 knots most of the afternoon before dropping to about 8 knots towards the end.
Very often many of the sailors treat the practice race just as that - practice. As Mr.Ilker Bayindir explained it is more for the officials to put everything in place rather than for the sailors. The first race for the Optimists were started off a little after 3. With the Optimists getting aggressive on the line the Race officer had to recall the fleet twice before he started with a black flag. This helped in having a clean start for the Opti race after which the Laser 4.7 were started. By this time the 29ers who were to be the last class to start were impatient and were already sailing in the course.
In the Optimist class, the Malaysians displayed an excellence that portends great results for their country. Six out of the nine of them were on the top. However all of them and many other sailors did not bother to complete the race and sailed back to shore. The top Indian was Chitresh from TNSA who went on to finish the race 1st. In the laser class the Indian sailors put up a decent show and stayed on top, though the lone Malaysian girl was also among the top few. Nicholas from TNSA finished first among the laser 4.7s. The 29ers did not race today. From the Practice Race it seems Malaysia is the country to watch for in RIIR 2013, they are some of the best sailors in Asia.
Tomorrow the main races will start and 3 races are scheduled for the day. The first race of the day will be started off outside the harbour at 11:00 hours.
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Comments: 2
  • #1

    Abdul Rani Idris (Wednesday, 02 October 2013 06:54)

    Pertandingan hari pertama telah tama dalam keadaan angin yang perlahan dan tidak menentu. Dikhabarkan prestasai atlet Malaysia termasuk atlet Terengganu memuaskan... Kita tunggu keputusan resmi. dan akan diupdatekan

  • #2

    gustmysailing (Thursday, 03 October 2013 08:09)

    Berita dari laman web resmi kejohanan:

    Day one of the RIIR 2013 turned out to be a tough, long and hot day for both the race officials and the sailors. The wind was capricious, shifted wildly and dropped to about 2 knots for a while during the day and finally died completely by around 3.30 PM after swinging 180 deg from South to North. It started at 7 knots and never went beyond 10 knots. At the end of the day only one race could be held for the Optimists and the Lasers but the Race Committee managed 2 races for the faster 29er.

    The Optimists had the toughest day with their race abandoned twice, first time when they were nearly half way through their course and the wind dropped to 2 knots and second at the first windward mark when the wind did an about turn. In the one race that was completed for the Optis, the Malaysians excelled with 7 of them in the top ten. Md Fauzi Kaman Shah won the race with a good lead while Indian sailor Naveen Kumanan from TNSA finished 2nd. The next five places and the 10th position were taken by the Malaysians. Natasya Nabila from Malaysia, the Opti Champion from IIR 2011 leads among the girls.

    India made a much better showing in the Laser 4.7 class claiming all three top positions in the only race held for them which was won by Ncholas from TNSA. Nethra Kumanan, also from TNSA, leads among the girls.

    The 29er had a slightly better time of it today managing to complete 2 races. In the first race Indian sailors Ganapathy and Varun led in the first loop, but Slovenian sailor Peter Lin Janezic who is pairing with his sister Leo Dora got ahead of them in the second beat to finish first. They won the second race too with a comfortable lead while Ganapathy and Varun finished 2nd once again. The Indian girls Varsha and Aishwarya ended the day tied in points with the world no.2 New Zealand team Markus and Isaac who are in third position overall. Markus however was sailing with a different partner this time instead of his partner at the World Championship.

    Provisional Results

    Optimist

    Race 1:
    1. Md. Fauzi Bin Kaman Shah (MAS)
    2. Naveen Kumanan (India)
    3. Naquib Eiman Bin Shahrin (MAS)

    Laser 4.7

    Race 1:
    1. Nicholas Patrick (India)
    2. Dheer Singhi (India)
    3. Anand Thakur (India)

    29er

    Race 1:
    1. Peter Lin Janezic / Leo Dora Janezic (SLO)
    2. K C Ganapathy / Varun Thakkar (India)
    3. Mimi Khazindar / Ben Batten (USA / UK)

    Race 2:
    1. Peter Lin Janezic / Leo Dora Janezic (SLO)
    2. K C Ganapathy / Varun Thakkar (India)
    3. Markus Somerville / Isaac McHardie (NZ)

    Overall:
    1. Peter Lin Janezic / Leo Dora Janezic (SLO) - 2 pts
    2. K C Ganapathy / Varun Thakkar (India) - 4 pts
    3. Markus Somerville / Isaac McHardie (NZ) - 9 pts