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2014 Asian Windsurfing Championship returns to Lion city

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The 2014 Asian Windsurfing Championship will be taking place in Singapore as part of the Singapore Open Windsurfing Championship. (Video screen grab by VoxSports)

The 2014 Asian Windsurfing Championship returns to Singapore and will take place from 22nd to 26th January as part of the Singapore Open Windsurfing Championship at The National Sailing Centre located at East Coast Parkway.

Although it is a new venue for this championship, the National Sailing Centre has in fact hosted many international sailing events prior to this, including the inaugural Youth Olympic Games sailing regatta in 2010.

Title sponsored by Singapore Institute of Management (SIM), no less than three classes will be awarded their Asian titles at the SIM 33rd Singapore Open Windsurfing Championships.

For sailors in the Techno 293 Class it will serve as their continental qualifier for the 2014 Youth Olympic Games (YOG), with 3 places available in both the boys and girls windsurfing events.

Those countries hoping to qualify their sailors can engage in their own national selection process to select these competitors for the Games in August this year.

In addition, the Olympic class, RS:X, and the Ex-Olympic class, Mistral One Design, will also be awarding Asian titles at this championship. These two classes have extra significance in Asia especially as they are events catering to both women & men in the Asian Games.

As part of the sponsorship, the regatta will also include an event specifically for the students of SIM and will attract a big entry for an event where skill is secondary to effort and enthusiasm.

Come on down to East Coast Parkway to show your support for our Singapore sailors and enjoy the action and adrenaline put forth by all the participants.

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