01 Dec '11, 11pm

Sailing: Singapore's sailors ready for world's best - Channel News Asia

Sailing: Singapore's sailors ready for world's best - Channel News Asia

SINGAPORE: At the sailing regatta during the last Olympics in Beijing three years ago, Singapore sailors competed in four classes and they aim to increase that to six at next year's London Olympics when they take on the world's best at the 2011 ISAF World Youth Sailing Championships. Held in Perth, Australia, from Monday until Dec 18, the 12-strong Singapore squad's task has been made trickier as conditions off Bathers Bay have been extremely strong in recent weeks, with wind conditions reaching up to 25 knots (46kmh). Speaking from Perth on Thursday, Singapore Sailing's high performance manager Chung Pei Ming said there was no choice but to put up with the conditions. "Of course, we would have loved conditions that are more manageable and similar to ours," said the 2007 SEA Games gold medallist in the men's 470 with Roy Tay. "It will be tough, but we have to take it in ou...

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