Sailing tacking for big stage

Sole SEA Games gold no issue for Singapore Sailing, whose focus is Asian, Olympic Games

Ryan Lo's Laser Standard victory at the SEA Games last month was Singapore's only sailing gold from the Philippines. The sailors also returned with five silver medals, their worst medal haul since 1991. PHOTO: SPORT SINGAPORE
Ryan Lo's Laser Standard victory at the SEA Games last month was Singapore's only sailing gold from the Philippines. The sailors also returned with five silver medals, their worst medal haul since 1991. PHOTO: SPORT SINGAPORE

At the recent SEA Games in the Philippines, Singapore's sailors won one gold and five silver medals in what was the sport's worst performance at the biennial event since 1991.

As a regional sailing powerhouse, the Republic had won at least four titles at each edition of the Games from 2007 till 2017.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on January 03, 2020, with the headline 'Sailing tacking for big stage '. Subscribe