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Asian Open Regatta top finish to season

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This year’s Asian Open Regatta, Asia’s premier cat sailing event, was held with great success on the weekend of November 8-9.

Organised by Lantau Boat Club, the aim was to make the regatta the icing on the cake of the 2015 season.

Club Sailing Chair Steve Devlin said he was very pleased with the event, which was the culmination of months of planning with James Ford.

“The Asian Open Regatta has once again proven to be the race that features more thrills, spills and social spectacles than any other – and it will be better again in 2016,” he said.

Steve thanked a number of people who helped make the Regatta such a success, including Gabriel Kicks, Ulrike Welcker Ross Taylor, Cindy Chung, James Ford, David Harris, Bo Fussing, Doris Hung, James Branch, Andy Kieth and Marc Holm.

He also thanked the support staff Owen and Wendy Ma, Ansgar and Tomke Brockenmeyer ,Will Darling, Tong Shing, Jonothan Rechten, Sat Wei Ling, Heidi Higson, Heidi Petrick, Martin Francony, Tom Nunan, Michael Cowell and Ho Wing Keung

The Overall Regatta Champions were Michael Guinea and Steve Devlin.

Category winners were:

Open Div 1
1 Michael Guinea/Steve Devlin
2 Michael Scantlebury/David Harris
3 Doris Hung/Christoph Grebe

Open Div 2
1 Jimmy Shum/Iris Chan
2 Joe Shieh/Henry Kwok
3 Lai Ka Yau/Michelle Kwan

Hobie 16
1 Christian Wright/Kit Tong
2 Ross Jolliffe/Michele Feilder
3 Brian Tsang/David Leung

For a full race report go to: http://bit.ly/1MXWvDE

Picture: Lantau Boat Club

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