sail-world.com
 
 
News Home Cruising Photo Gallery Video Gallery
Sail-World.com : Boracay Cup Regatta 2013 – Karakoa takes the lead
Boracay Cup Regatta 2013 – Karakoa takes the lead


'Boracay Cup Regatta 2013. Committee Boat, lost in the swell. RO Jerry Rollin does ’Jason’ impersonations.'    Guy Nowell ©    Click Here to view large photo

The sun always shines on Boracay, right? Sorry, not today. A bit of a case of ‘you should have been here last week,’ no doubt, but the wind blew – 25kts from an unusually northerly direction. It was great weather for yacht racing, even if it did look like the English Channel, but not quite so good for RO Jerry Rollin, fresh from the Neptune Regatta in Indonesia via a change of clothes in Manila and a flying visit to 7-Eleven for a new set of AA cells for his GPS. ('There just wasn’t time for anything else.') The banca (Committee Boat) looked quite big on the beach, but looked a great deal less big as it disappeared among the swells on the start line.

Boracay Cup Regatta 2013. IRC Racing start. -  Guy Nowell ©   Click Here to view large photo


It was even less good for the camera boat, with a huddle of die-hard journos getting a full-on soaking inside the first ten minutes – then ‘rinse, and repeat every 60 seconds.’

IRC Cruising division went off on a starboard-hand circumnavigation of Boracay, with Martin Tanco’s Centennial II making short work of the 13nm course and completing the trip in 2h 01m 47s. By the time the rest of the division came around the bottom of the island and through the Tablas Strait, the rain had started and (just like the English Channel) looked set for the day. Sorcerer’s crew reported a good deal of lube work on a boat that may not get sailed very often, and were also surprised to find wire halyards still installed. 'We’re not afraid of a blow,' said Peter Sorensen and his Sydney sailors, 'but we’d rather that it didn’t blow too hard for the next few days…'

Boracay Cup Regatta 2013. Antipodes. -  Guy Nowell ©   Click Here to view large photo


Course 6 for the IRC Racing division, Boracay to starboard, Carabao to port, Boracay to starboard – in other words, a figure of eight. ‘We had a very poor first beat,’ reported Neil Pryde, ‘and nearly – but not quite - ended up in a serious altercation with Centennial III at the windward mark. And broke a halyard at the same time. The beat up the back of Carabao seemed to go on forever. We were short-tacking up the east shore of the island, which was hard work but really paid off.’ HiFi also reported top wind speeds of 25kts and a top boatspeed of 23kts. (And Antipodes claimed 20kts+. If only the media boat had been able to get there…).

By the time the Racing fleet came through the Tablas Strait past the ferry pier, it was an evenly-spaced procession. Jelik, Antipodes, HiFi, Centennial, Karakoa, with Centennial showing off a magnificent impersonation of a submarine. After a typo glitch on the results sheets which gave HiFi a win, honour was restored when the numbers were recalculated, giving today’s win to Ray Ordoveza’s Karakoa. Having reportedly run through most of the sail wardrobe last year, a new racing main obviously made a difference, but not before they had blown two more spinnakers just for good measure.

Boracay Cup Regatta 2013. Selma Star. -  Guy Nowell ©   Click Here to view large photo


‘Strictly informal’ prize presentation at Epic this evening – the most relaxed-looking sailors’ party we have seen since – well, since last week. There is a nasty storm about to arrive in the Philippines, well to the north of Boracay, but close enough to disturb the usual wind patterns. Tomorrow’s forecast promises more of the same, and more of it.

Results
IRC Racing
1. Karakoa
2. HiFi
3. Jelik
4. Antipodes
5. Centennial III
6. Zanzibar retired before the start with an injured crewmember.
IRC Cruising
1. Centennial II
2. Selma Star
3. Sorcerer

Boracay Cup Regatta 2013. Sorcerer. -  Guy Nowell ©   Click Here to view large photo


Boracay Cup Regatta 2013. Sorcerer. -  Guy Nowell ©   Click Here to view large photo


Boracay Cup Regatta 2013. Hi Fi. -  Guy Nowell ©   Click Here to view large photo


Boracay Cup Regatta 2013. The Main Drag, Boracay. -  Guy Nowell ©   Click Here to view large photo


The Boracay Cup Regatta 2013 is proudly sponsored by the Philippines’ Department of Tourism (‘It’s More Fun in the Philippines!’); the Philippines Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO); the Tourism Infrastructure and Enterprise Zone Authority (TIEZA); I Love Wine; Ibiza; Movenpick Hotels; Fila Sportswear.

IT’S MORE FUN IN THE PHILIPPINES -  Philippines' Dept of Tourism   Click Here to view large photo


by Guy Nowell, Sail-World Asia

  

Click on the FB Like link to post this story to your FB wall

http://www.sail-world.com/index.cfm?nid=106735

4:41 PM Tue 19 Feb 2013GMT


Click here for printer friendly version
Click here to send us feedback or comments about this story.







News - USA and the World







Soling North American Championship concludes on Lake Erie by Canadian International Soling Association,






































Starboard Hatteras Wave Jam day 5 by American Windsurfing Tour,


















470 Men and Women Worlds - Champions decided in Santander by International 470 Class Association,




ISAF Sailing Worlds - Caleb Paine through to Finn medal race + video
ISAF Worlds - 49er, 49erFX, Finn and Nacra 17 Rio 2016 spots taken
ISAF Sailing Worlds - 470 Women's medal race images by Thom Touw
ISAF Sailing Worlds, Santander: Scott all set to lift Finn world title
ISAF Sailing Worlds - 470 Men's medal race images by Thom Touw
ISAF Sailing Worlds, Santander - Aussies and Austrians claim 470 gold
ISAF Sailing Worlds, Santander: 470 awards images by Sail-World.com
ISAF Sailing Worlds, Santander - 470 medal race images by Jesus Renedo
Annapolis-to-Newport Race - 'What to Expect' Seminar to take place
Royal Cup Marina Ibiza - No racing on penultimate day
Belcher takes record fifth 470 World Championship
ISAF Sailing World Championships - Santander - Day 8 video highlights
2014 Great Lakes Team Racing Championship about to set off
2014 Etchells North American Championship - Day 1
2014 U.S. Multihull Championship - Day 1
2014 Chicago Match Cup - Repechage top four determined in final flight
J/24 World Championship - 35th anniversary preview
470 Men and Women Worlds - Santander medal race line-up confirmed
ISAF Sailing Worlds, Santander - Day 8 images by Sail-World.com
Royal Cup Marina Ibiza - Quantum Racing stumbles in coastal race
ISAF Sailing Worlds, Santander - Americans ready for 470 medal races   
ISAF Sailing Worlds, Santander: Action ramps up with end zone in sight   
Big Boat Series - It's not the size, it's the length   
ISAF Sailing World Championships Santander - Double French RS:X gold   
ISAF Sailing Worlds, Santander - Day 8 images by Sailing Energy   
ISAF Sailing Worlds - Finn leaders emerge from shifty Santander breeze   
ISAF Sailing Worlds, Santander - RS:X winner images by Barbara Sanchez   
ISAF Sailing Worlds, Santander - Rio 2016 470 spots awarded   
52 Super Series 2015 - Outlook looks hot for the 52 Super Series   
Starboard Hatteras Wave Jam - Another early start on day 4   
ISAF Sailing World - First entry leaves sailor's reputation in tatters   
2014 Chicago Match Cup - Four go through to quarter finals   
470 Men and Women Worlds - Champs take over leaderboard   
ISAF Sailing World Champ - Buckingham finishes with career-best result   
America's Cup: Oracle's Larry Ellison to step down as CEO   
Classic Yacht Regatta - Sonny takes top classic prize   
ISAF Sailing Worlds, Santander - Buckingham finishes with career best   
ISAF Sailing Worlds, Santander - Rio 2016 RS:X spots claimed   
ISAF Sailing Worlds - Leaderboards shaping up in Santander + Video   
ISAF Sailing Worlds, Santander - Giles Scott continues to extend lead   


For this week's complete news stories select    Last 7 Days
   Search All News
For last month's complete news stories select    Last 30 Days
   Archive News







Sail-World.com  


















Switch Default Region to:

Social Media

Asia

Australia

Canada

Europe

New Zealand

United Kingdom


http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/Twitter_logo_small.png http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/FaceBook-icon.png  http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/RSS-Icon.png

United States

Cruising Northern

Cruising Southern

MarineBusiness World

PowerBoat World

FishingBoating World

 

Contact

Commercial

News

Search

Contact Us

Advertisers Information

Submit news/events

Search Stories/Text

Feedback

Advertisers Directory

Newsletter Archive

Photo Gallery

 

Banner Advertising Details

Newsletter Subscribe

Video Gallery

Policies

 

 

 

Privacy Policy

 

 


Cookie Policy

 

 



This site and its contents are © Copyright TetraMedia and/or the original author, photographer etc. All Rights Reserved.  Photographs are copyright by law.  If you wish to use or buy a photograph contact the photographer directly.
XLXL NEW US
LocalAds   DE  ES  FR  IT