High-flying Chan Wai-man kicked off her Hong Kong Open campaign in great style when she scored three straight victories at Stanley yesterday. Having recently finished fourth at the National Games in Jiangsu - the best showing among all Hong Kong participants - the 20-year-old went four points clear of her sister, Vicky Chan Wai-kei, who had one third and two seconds yesterday in the women's RSX class. Japan's Yasuko Kosuge notched second, third and fourth places for a total of nine points to occupy third place overall. In the men's RSX class, Olympic champion Gal Fridman of Israel lived up to expectations when he clinched two victories on the opening day. Although he finished fourth in the last race yesterday, he maintained his overall lead of six points. Hong Kong's sailors occupied second to fourth places overall. Cheng Kwok-fai and Chan King-yin both have nine penalty points, while last year's champion, Ho Chi-ho, performed well in the morning with two second places under strong wind conditions, but dropped to fourth overall in the afternoon after finishing sixth in the third race when the wind conditions turned mild. 'I had a stable performance in the first two races,' Ho said. 'I'm still testing the new sailboard and getting familiar with it.' Asian Games champion Phanuthat Ruamsamp of Thailand and China's National Games winner Yao Fukwen were still trying to get to grips with the new RSX boards and finished down the field. Phanuthat was seventh on 21 points, while Yao finished 10th on 30 points. 'I have never raced that bad,' Yao said. 'I still have to get used to the new equipment and I'll talk to some of the other competitors about how best to do that.' The RSX will replace the Mistral class as the boards for the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing. The competition continues today at Stanley with organisers hoping to start two races.