Introducing Team Hong Kong for the 2018 ISA World SUP and Paddleboard Championship
The 2018 ISA World SUP and Paddleboard Championship is almost upon us! In case you don't know, the ISA World is the biggest and most recognized Global SUP competition of the year. And in 2018, ISA World will be held in Wanning, China, from Nov 23 to Dec 2!
Demonstrating the growth in Asia, teams from China, Hong Kong, Chinese Taipei will be joining the competition for the first time in 2018. And as you are reading this newsletter, Team Hong Kong - our best of the best has already departed for Wanning and getting ready for the big race!
Introducing Team Hong Kong
Ng Ying Kun - Alan, one of our best and brightest, will be racing in the Long Distance, Sprint and Technical Category. It's Alan's second time joining ISA race, he is feeling excited to compete with racers from different countries, he hopes to have better results than last year!
Wong yu him, Himson - first time participant of the ISA World, hopes to get in top shape and aims to achieve top 30 in both the Men Long Distance and Technical Category! He's been training very hard for this and we wish him the best of luck!
Tio Ching, one of our two female adult racers, will be competing in the 200m Sprint, Long Distance and Technical categories. Tio is feeling stoked to join the ISA race the second time, she aims to finish the race and learn from other top paddlers from the around the world.
Pang Yuen Hing, Alice, our second adult female racers, is very excited about this race! She aims to archive a good result for her first time racing in the ISA world. SUP long distance and technical races will be her primary focus.
And finally, our youngest racers - the 16 years-old Jack Seymour and 15 years-old Jim Nga Woon (Jade) will also be joining team Hong Kong to race this time! This is particularly meaningful because it is the first time ever the ISA World includes a u18 division! The world’s best junior SUP racers will vie for Gold Medals in the SUP Technical Race. Both of our junior racers are very excited to represent Hong Kong and determine to get to the podium, so let's give them a shout out here and wish them the best!
So there you go, here are our team representing Hong Kong to race in the biggest and fiercest SUP race of the year. They have been preparing and training intensively for the past year for this race and we have no doubt that they will perform their best and make us proud!
Watch them live!
Now that you have got to know the line up of Team Hong Kong, you might want to watch them race and root for them. No worries if you can't be there on the spot because ISA will be live streaming the entire event on their website and facebook page!
Below you can find the official schedule by the ISA:
November 23 – Opening Ceremony and Surfing Surfing
November 24 – SUP Surfing
November 25 – SUP Surfing
November 26 – SUP Surfing
November 27 – Technical Races
November 28 – Technical Races
November 29 – Lay day
November 30 – Sprint Races
December 1 – Distance Races
December 2 – Relay Races, Closing Ceremony
*All times in local time (GMT +8). Schedule subject to change.
Special thanks to all the sponsors of Team Hong Kong, including Mvision, Naish Hong Kong, Sharelife Sports, Blue Sky Sports Club, Pryde Group Asia, Hiwindlover Water Sports Centre, Asia SUP Tour, Naish Maliko, 425pro, and Whatzsup Hong Kong.
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