Lack of wind helped Lee Lai-shan's cause as the Hong Kong Atlanta Olympic gold medallist was crowned Sail Auckland Regatta champion without having to put up her sail. Organisers decided to cancel yesterday's two races because there was no wind. The decision left San San, who is also the reigning world champion, the clear winner ahead of arch-rival Barbara Kendall, the Atlanta Olympic silver medallist from New Zealand and third-placed Jessica Crisp of Australia. Lee finished the competition two penalty points ahead of Kendall, who was the only sailor with a realistic chance of toppling the Hong Kong champion going into the final day's racing. Crisp needed to win both her races to have a chance of the title. Lee, who has now won her first title of 1998, had said that she intended to shadow Kendall yesterday not wanting to make any crucial mistakes. She had collided with New Zealand's Julie Worth in finishing third in Friday's first race and wanted to avoid a similar incident. Lee's victory yesterday made up for some of the disappointment of losing the Sail Melbourne title two weeks ago on the last day of racing. Australia's Natasha Sturgess denied Lee victory by squeezing to a win on a countback after both sailors finished the competition level on 14 points. Chan Hoi-suen, Hong Kong's other entrant in the women's Mistral competition, would be pleased with her overall fifth place in Auckland. But 16-year-old Ho Chi-ho is certain to be the happiest of the Hong Kong contingent after finishing in 11th place overall in the men's division. Ho won one race and although he had a topsy-turvy day on Saturday, it was still his most memorable regatta to date. Sam Wong Tak-sum, Hong Kong's veteran sailor, finished ninth overall - two places better than his performance at Sail Melbourne. New Zealand's Aaron McIntosh won the men's category in Auckland.