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  1. Winds blow 'brothers' in different directions

    Posted May 13th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Championship Asian Tour, is busy preparing for next week's leg in Pingtan Island in China. He agrees it is a pity the ISAF had to sacrifice windsurfing to make way for what is regarded as the more ... where sailors use a board, with or without foot-straps, combining it with the power of a large, controllable kite to zoom across the water. A narrow 19-17 decision won the day for kiteboarding ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1000892/winds-blow-brothers-different-directions
  2. Yang proves girl power is alive and well

    Posted May 18th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff Reporter Yang Taoli, the first woman pro to compete on the Omega China Tour, continued her headline-making debut with a second successive 72 to lie in joint 15th place after the third round of the Shanghai Championship yesterday. 'I feel like the gods were smiling on me today as the wind wasn't strong when I played, which meant it was good conditions,' ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/638072/yang-proves-girl-power-alive-and-well
  3. Beefed-up Law powers his way into Olympics

    Posted Apr 24th 2004, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Uzbekistan's Vladimir Chernenko was third, 15 seconds adrift. 'Law was 21/2 lengths in front of the Taiwanese when he crossed the line and he was still looking good. He had a strong tail wind today and that benefited him. He says he still has something extra to give for the final [today],' said Perry. China's Su Hui won the other semi-final in 7:02.38 at the man-made course ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/453298/beefed-law-powers-his-way-olympics
  4. Super Dan proves too powerful as China complete clean sweep

    Posted Nov 21st 2011, 12:00am

    ... Chan Kin-wa kinwa.chan@scmp.com Lin Dan of China clinched a record fifth Hong Kong Open title as China dominated the US$250,000 Super Series tournament held for the first time ... Hong Kong title since 2007. The reigning Olympic and world champion (pictured) had little trouble disposing of compatriot Chen Jin in a routine 21-12, 21-19 win in 30 minutes. China's Wang ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/985486/super-dan-proves-too-powerful-china-complete-clean-sweep
  5. Appel backs his charges to beat strong winds

    Posted May 04th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of unfavourable wind conditions. Hong Kong are sending a strong RSX fleet of four men and two women to the world event, which will take place in Cascais, Portugal, from June 28 to July 13. It will be the principal qualification regatta for the 2008 Olympic Games, with 75 per cent of all national places to be decided there. Strong winds are expected in the Atlantic coast resort- 30 kilometres west ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/591468/appel-backs-his-charges-beat-strong-winds
  6. Water and wind

    Posted Apr 01st 2008, 12:00am by John Millen

    ... events are those involving one craft and one sailor. Here, a single athlete has to use his skill to control the wind, the boat and the sea. It's thrilling. Olympic sailing events involve ... Kong is small with few facilities to support athletes. How could we take on the power of the large countries that compete in the Olympics? But Lee Lai-shan made us all wake up to what ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/632164/water-and-wind
  7. Liu's plight a mark of China's gold obsession

    Posted Aug 09th 2012, 12:00am

    ... as a portent of a nation awaking and growing powerful. He was China, and China owned him. But then came a bitter blow- a cruel twist to the story line that only sport can deliver. In front ... stood up, it had out-sprinted and out-jumped the powerhouse athletes and nations of the day. His win ushered in a new era for Chinese sport and whispered promises about China's second ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1014377/lius-plight-mark-chinas-gold-obsession
  8. Kinmonth and Pryde hoping for light winds

    Posted Apr 07th 2004, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay Masters and commanders of local boats Stella Minter Ellison and Hi Fidelity, Fred Kinmonth and Neil Pryde, respectively, are both hoping for light winds to prevail when the China Sea Race gets under way off Steep Island tomorrow. For if gusty conditions abound- winds of force five are predicted- the force will be with the challenger from the Philippines, Clariden ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/451300/kinmonth-and-pryde-hoping-light-winds
  9. Ho profits from light winds to secure HK berth

    Posted Jul 14th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... in Cascais, Portugal yesterday. Thanks to lighter wind conditions, Ho's achievement earned him an overall 43rd position, highest among the four male Hong Kong boardsailors. Cheng Kwok-fai ... 21st in the qualifying list, enough to secure one of the 25 berths up for grabs in Cascais. The RSX Olympic event features 35 boardsailors, including one from China. So after the 25 decided ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/600380/ho-profits-light-winds-secure-hk-berth
  10. Everything's in place in Qingdao... except the wind

    Posted Aug 26th 2007, 12:00am by Noel Prentice

    ... there will be plenty of wind to fill the sails out at sea. Thermal winds can be deceiving. Racing has again been cancelled for the day and boardsailors desperate for some time on the water are trying to leave the marina, pumping their sails like giant butterflies preparing for take-off. Seven days have painstakingly passed and only four races have been held in the RS:X class because of a lack of wind ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/605536/everythings-place-qingdao-except-wind

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