Please select your home edition
Edition
Zhik Dinghy Wetsuits

All Souls Regatta Day 1 - Typhoon Son-Tinh causes havoc

by Asian Yachting on 3 Nov 2012
All souls 1 - All Souls Regatta 2012 Asian Yachting
All Souls Regatta, being held at Puerto Galera Yacht Club, first day of racing got underway today. What a difference a week makes. Typhoon Son-Tinh caused havoc over the Philippines, South China Sea and Vietnam last week and now the NE tradewind has settled in with 15 to 20 knots, clear blue sky and 27 yacht crews looking forward to a great regatta. The relaxed nature and genuine Philippine hospitality at the Puerto Galera Yacht Club sets the tone of the event. Bill Moore has the difficult task of determining the staggered start times for the fleet based on performance, which has been divided into four classes Racing, Cruiser/Racer, Cruiser and Multihull. Three different courses were set on Day 1 to suite the classes and timed to finish around the same time.

All boats started at their allotted start time with reduced headsail's and some with reefed mainsails as it was gusting above 20 knots outside in the Verdi Channel. A few further obstacles included staying out of the wind shadow behind the hilly islands and allowing for the strong current (up to 3 knots) as they crossed the passage and returned to the finish. After the start all the boats proceeded in line to Malajibamanoc and Culebra Islands, with skippers and crew determined to squeeze the extra knot out of the boat and overtake the slower boats that started before them.

On Course 1, Guinivere II crewed by the Puerto Galera Yacht Club, gallantly held on to the lead with a bunch of yachts rapidly closing in from behind. Six minutes latter Santi Picornell's Strawberry Hill edged in front of D. Calvert's Freycinet to take second place by 21 seconds in the 10 boat Cruiser/Racer fleet.

Similarly in the Multihull Class, K. Magill's Siri Ya clung onto the lead in the fresh breeze to outpace Chris Boddington's Windjammer by two minutes. Next in line B. Feldman's Kalakuta slotted into third place in the four yacht class.

The Racing and Cruiser/Racer classes competed on the same course which included a leg down to Talipanan and a windward beat back to the finish line. Although M. Raeuber's China Rose led around the last mark, David McKenna's Raparee XXX came from behind overtaking 3 boats in the process to claim victory from China Rose by 18 seconds. Ton Van Hierden's Cocobolo held on for third place in the nine boat class.

Although A. Chamberlain's Sorcerer finished a little over two minutes in front of Jun Avecilla's Selma Star, the Racing Class have decided to calculate their Elapsed Time by their IRC ratings and Avecilla's Selma Star came out on top, relegating Sorcerer to third place. Also benefiting from this move Ray Ordoveza's Karakoa slipped into second place after trailing the fleet and the last boat to start.

Racing continues tomorrow with another passage race and all skippers hope the conditions remain the same as today.

Schaefer 2016 Ratchet Block 660x82Newport Boat Show 2016 660x82Barz Optics - San Juan Worlds Best Eyewear

Related Articles

Reducing weight aloft with composite backstays
Reducing weight aloft is one of the most cost effective ways of increasing your boat speed and performance. Reducing weight aloft is one of the most cost effective ways of increasing your boat speed and performance. Every kilogram you take out of the rig is roughly equivalent to 4kg added to the bottom of your keel!
Posted today at 2:13 pm
America's Cup World Series - Ian Roman's Images from Portsmouth
Ian Roman was in Portsmouth for the America's Cup World Series and provided this first of two galleries from the event Top international photographer, Ian Roman was in Portsmouth for the America's Cup World Series and provided this first of two galleries of the racing across the three days of the regatta.
Posted today at 12:36 pm
Owners work together on new 52fter project to kick-start SoCal fleet
Manouch Moshayedi owner and skipper of the Bakewell-White 100 Rio100 is behind establishing a 52fter fleet in California The 52fters will be based on the latest design by Judel/Vrolijk. “There are some improvements over the boats in the SuperSeries in the Med that we have made specifically for California sailing, including taller masts, larger mains, larger jibs, larger spinnakers and lighter displacement,” explains Manouch Moshayedi.
Posted today at 9:58 am
Pacific Cup - Riding Rufless across the Pacific
The former Bronco was a well sailed class boat the ridden hard and put away wet. 2016 Pacific Cup - We begin this tale with the fundamental roots. The Melges 32 featured in this story is not a tock Melges 32' by any means. The former Bronco was a well sailed class boat the ridden hard and put away wet. When found a few years ago in a San Diego boat yard, she was in sad shape and in need of a good home.
Posted today at 6:43 am
OK Dinghy World - Danes dominate glamour first day
Jørgen Svendsen (DEN) and Bo Petersen (DEN) shared the spoils on the first day of the 2016 OK Dinghy World Championship Jørgen Svendsen (DEN) and Bo Petersen (DEN) shared the spoils on the first day of the 2016 OK Dinghy World Championship in Quiberon, France after a glamour day on the water with unbroken sunshine and a building sea breeze that topped out at 16-18 knots. An impressive 105 OK Dinghies from 10 nations completed registration.
Posted today at 3:35 am
52 Super Series – Puerto Portals Sailing Week – Bouncing back on Day 1
Quantum Racing pretty much carried on from where they left off in Sardinia earlier this month, ferociously consistent Quantum Racing pretty much carried on from where they left off in Sardinia earlier this month, ferociously consistent and proving the value of every point gained on each race course. After their ninth and tenth places respectively at the Audi Settimana delle Bocche Vladimir Liubomirov’s Bronenosec and Takashi Okura’s Sled both bounced back with a strong opening day to the third regatta of the five
Posted on 25 Jul
52 Super Series – Puerto Portals Sailing Week – Races 1 and 2 images
Photographer Max Ranchi has provided this gallery of images from races one and two Photographer Max Ranchi has provided this gallery of images from races one and two
Posted on 25 Jul
New challenges for Oman Air at halfway stage of Extreme Sailing Series
Race organisers have extended the race area on the River Elbe to cater for the higher speeds of the new foiling GC32s. Race organisers have extended the race area on the River Elbe to cater for the higher speeds of the new foiling GC32s but Oman Air skipper Morgan Larson says avoiding errors will still be the biggest challenge if they are to extend their overall lead with their third Act victory of the season.
Posted on 25 Jul
Rolex Swan Cup – A noble approach to sailing
Mention the Swan Cup to any sailor and the feelings evoked are common – great competition in an enviable environment Mention the Swan Cup to any sailor and the feelings evoked are common – great competition in an enviable environment, a prevailing spirit of fair play and an opportunity to sail yachts renowned for their grace, enduring appeal and rich heritage.
Posted on 25 Jul
Comanche's Trans-Atlantic record attempt hits soft spot
Light air zones threaten record-breaking pace as 100ft yacht charges across mid-Atlantic With 1,548 nautical miles left to sail to the finish of the Transatlantic record (as of 08:30 GMT today) at Lizard Point, UK, Comanche remains on course to break Mari Cha IV’s 2003 record. Stan Honey, Comanche navigator, noted this morning: Chilly here. Set the A-3 Gennaker to go deeper. Very flat water. Smooth sailing. Not much wind down low near the cold water. Visibility 10meters.
Posted on 25 Jul