S'pore duo qualify for Sailing World Cup final

Singapore's 49erFX sailors Kimberly Lim (left) and Cecilia Low finished ninth out of 20 boats at the Sailing World Cup leg in Hyeres, France. They were also the top Asians, finishing above Japan's Chika Hatae and Hiroka Itakura, who were 10th. The fi
Singapore's 49erFX sailors Kimberly Lim (left) and Cecilia Low finished ninth out of 20 boats at the Sailing World Cup leg in Hyeres, France.PHOTO: JESUS RENEDO/SAILING ENERGY/WORLD SAILING

Singapore's 49erFX sailors Kimberly Lim and Cecilia Low finished ninth out of 20 boats at the Sailing World Cup leg in Hyeres, France.

They were also the top Asians, finishing above Japan's Chika Hatae and Hiroka Itakura, who were 10th.

The field included sailors from traditional powerhouses like Britain, as well as reigning Olympic champions Martine Grael and Kahena Kunze from Brazil.

With the result, the Singapore duo qualified for next month's series final in Santander, Spain.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on May 01, 2017, with the headline 'S'pore duo qualify for Sailing World Cup final'. Print Edition | Subscribe