Windsurfing queen Lee Lai-shan stood at the top of the Sail Auckland overall standings after finishing first in all three races yesterday. Reigning world champion Lee, who recently moved up to number two in the world rankings, kicked off the nine-race regatta by dominating the first three races. Under swift wind conditions ranging from 11-16 knots, Lee left the 11-woman fleet - missing most of the world's top sailors except Barbara Kendall of New Zealand - in her wake. Kendall, who finished third in December's World Championships in Perth, is second after finishing second in yesterday's three races. Another New Zealander, Julie Worth, is third, while Hong Kong's Chan Hoi-suen is fourth after finishing fourth, sixth and sixth respectively. Lee lost her world number one ranking when she missed a number of international events due to her studies in late 1996. The 27-year-old Cheung Chau resident returned to number two after clinching the World Championship title and finishing second at the Sail Melbourne event last month. She now has 3,368 points, 64 points behind world number one Alessandra Sensini of Italy. Racing was postponed in the morning due to lack of wind. With increasing southerly off-shore wind, three races were eventually completed in the afternoon. In the men's category, Hong Kong's Sam Wong Tak-sum is 12th overall, while 16-year-old Ho Chi-ho is 13th. Cheng Hing-lun, Ken Wong Hop-hi, Lai Hon-sang, Tang Luen-chun and Duncan Lai are placed in the 20s overall. Hong Kong head coach Rene Appel was delighted by the SAR team's performance, especially the young sailors. 'Everyone has done well under the swift wind conditions. I am particularly happy with Ho, who is one of the youngest in the fleet,' said Appel. 'He recovered from a bad start to finish fifth in the second race, which is a terrific effort for a young sailor.' The regatta continues today with another three races in both the men's and women's events.