Victoria School's Ryan Lo has done our school and nation proud by being one of the team members
Below is an excerpt from Ryan's mum on the performance of our Singapore sailors
"It was indeed a great performance by our Singapore team. The first achievement was the silver medal for team racing (which comprises of 4 team members of which Ryan was one of them) and the whole competition ended with Kimberley winning it and having 5 of our sailors all in the top 10 positions. There were 103 sailors from Hong Kong, Thailand, Malaysia, New Zealand, Australia, India, Sri Lanka, Slovenia, Papua New Guinea, Qatar and Iran.
Ryan came in 9th and was the 4th best Singaporean with Edward our fellow Victorian coming in 14th. We also won the best trophy nation as we had the best score of 4 top sailors.
The Singapore-Thailand finals started just after 12noon in a light breeze and moderate current. Thai parents gathered at the viewing platform with telescopes and the beach support staff lined the beach. I sat alone armed with a canon zoom-lens that couldn’t zoom too far. But I still managed to capture some shots and here they are. To summarize the finals, Singapore won the first race with a 1,2,4 with Ryan doing a great job behind holding back two Thai boats. The second and third race saw the Singapore Team having a weak start and letting the Thais secure the 1,2,3 by the top windward mark. Their 4th man did the same as what Ryan in the early race and despite Kimberly breaking through in the last race, she could not catch the 3rd boat in time before the finish line."