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A windy finale to the 2011 Six Senses Phuket Raceweek

by Event Media on 25 Jul 2011
Firefly 850 Sport went down to the last race on the last day at the 2011 Six Senses Phuket Raceweek. - Six Senses Phuket Raceweek. Event Media
The 2011 Six Senses Phuket Raceweek has served up everything for the sailors – light winds, storms, rain, good winds and white caps. The 'tradition' of a testing final day continues as five boats chose not to leave the anchorage.

Two races were schedule by PRO Simon James for all classes, except the Classics who were sent on course 18 around-the-islands. The 10am start signal was sounded and straight into sequence for IRC Racing. Windward-leewards were set for the the first race for IRC Racing, IRC 2 and Firefly 850 Sport, while IRC 3 and Multihull Racing were set on a longer race around Lone Island and into Chalong Bay.

In IRC Racing the battle was on for second and third overall as Team Premier (Neil Pryde), having already wrapped up the series, decided not to go out. KukuKERchu (David Ross) lead off the start from with Jing Jing (Rick Pointon) and Katsu (Ben Copley) close on her stern. After three loops and a crew injury on KukuKERchu, Jing Jing took the win on corrected time from Katsu in second and KukuKERchu in third. In Race 2, Jing Jing took her second win of the day from Katsu in second and Babe (Mark Mizner) in third. Team Premier took the series win from Jing Jing who took second place on count back from Katsu in third.

The one-design Fireflys were all geared up for the white caps and expectations were high as Team Land and Houses (Peter Dyer) took a two point lead over Voodoo (Ian Coulson/ Clarance Tayong) into the final day. Voodoo enjoyed the conditions and returned to her winning form with a first. In Race 2, Team Land and House took the win from Moto Inzi (Roger Kingdon) and Twin Sharks, in second and third respectively. Land and Houses took the series win with Voodoo in second and Twin Sharks in third.

Overall Series results:
IRC Racing: Team Premier (15), Jing Jing (17), Katsu (17).
IRC 2: Piccolo (9), Royal Thai Navy 4 (17), Team Sea Bees (19).
IRC 3: Remington (6), Linda (11), Dreamtime (11).
Multihull Racing: Sidewinder (9), DaVinci (12), Miss Saigon (18).
Firefly 850 Sport: Team Land and Houses (11), Voodoo (13), Twin Sharks (17).
Classic Class: Idiom (3), Seraph (5).

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