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Nations’ Cup - Victory for the Philippines

by Koko Mueller on 27 Apr 2013
RHKYC Nations Cup 2013 © RHKYC/Guy Nowell http://www.guynowell.com/
The Nation’s Cup 2013 - 78 boats representing 23 nations were on the start line earlier today for the Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club’s most fun regatta, which is as much about the activities on land as it is about those on the water.

Crews are formed along the lines of nation of origin or allegiance. While the Nationality Criteria states that '100% of crew members must be nationals of the country which is represented by the boat they are racing on', the same criteria then go on to offer a multitude of different ways that a ‘wannabe’ can qualify – all the way down to representing a Nation in the Miss Universe Pageant. It’s all about having fun and all of the entries get into the spirit of the event by decorating their boats and wearing fun costumes.

Race Officer Sofia Mascia started the fleet in an easterly wind ranging from 15 to 20kts from Hung Hom and sent them eastwards through the Lei Yue Mun gap and then on to Shek O. The race course saw boats then head to Cape Collinson where they rounded a mark (TCS4) before going back to Shek O and then it was a dash through the harbour to the finish line back at the Club.

Whilst an England entry claimed Line Honours, the overall winner for the 2013 edition of the Nations’ Cup is the Philippines. Second was Wales and third, Japan.

The racing may be over, the prize giving as well... but the party has just been turned up a couple of notches courtesy of Blue Girl beer, the Official Beer of the 2013 Nations’ Cup.











Top thirty boats

Rank Fleet Division Boat Name Class SailNo. Nation Helm ATI Start Finish Elapsed Corrected
1   10:30:00 Phact or Phiction Flying Fifteen 3722 Philippines Simon Pickering 0.818 10:36:00 13:51:30 3:15:30 2:39:55
2   10:30:00 Tchaikoffsky Flying Fifteen 3981 Wales Howard Williams 0.818 10:36:00 13:54:40 3:18:40 2:42:31
3   10:30:00 Japan Fries Flying Fifteen 3876 Japan Akira Takada 0.818 10:36:00 13:54:58 3:18:58 2:42:45
4   10:50:00 Gunga Din Etchells 1243 England Nick Burns 0.932 10:50:00 13:44:49 2:54:49 2:42:56
5 ROW 10:30:00 Noisy Forefather 2 Flying Fifteen 3990 Hong Kong Sam Chan 0.818 10:36:00 13:57:33 3:21:33 2:44:52
6   10:50:00 Dinkum Quest Etchells 1051 Australia Ben Williams 0.932 10:50:00 13:50:11 3:00:11 2:47:56
7   10:50:00 Mac Farquhar's Folly Etchells 787 Scotland Gordon Gregor 0.932 10:50:00 13:51:35 3:01:35 2:49:14
8 ROW 10:50:00 Shrub aka Kraut Etchells 912 Deutschland Joachim Isler 0.932 10:50:00 13:52:58 3:02:58 2:50:31
9   10:50:00 Easy Tiger Etchells 884 England Marty Kaye 0.932 10:50:00 13:52:59 3:02:59 2:50:32
10 ROW 11:30:00 MacMandrake Big Boat 2282 Ireland Fred Kinmonth 1.14 11:30:00 13:59:58 2:29:58 2:50:58
11   10:50:00 The Battler Etchells 903 Australia Marc Jukes 0.932 10:50:00 13:54:05 3:04:05 2:51:34
12   11:30:00 BushWaka Big Boat 2208 New Zealand Steve Trebitsch 1.162 11:30:00 13:57:43 2:27:43 2:51:39
13 ROW 11:30:00 Signal 8 Big Boat 2300 Australia Warwick Downes/Keith Jacobs 1.195 11:30:00 13:55:33 2:25:33 2:53:56
14   11:30:00 FfreeFire Big Boat 1892 England Russ Parker 1.351 11:30:00 13:39:48 2:09:48 2:55:22
15   10:50:00 Capoeira Etchells 1046 England Richard Kendall 0.932 10:50:00 13:59:03 3:09:03 2:56:12
16   10:30:00 Kerfuffle Flying Fifteen 3979 Wales Carlyon Knight-Evans 0.818 10:36:00 14:13:12 3:37:12 2:57:40
17   10:30:00 Moll Impala 1045 England Philip Bowring 0.89 10:36:00 13:56:15 3:20:15 2:58:13
18   11:10:00 Red Kite II Big Boat 2093 USA Anthony Root 1.031 11:10:00 14:02:58 2:52:58 2:58:20
19 Dutch 11:10:00 Kei Lun Big Boat 1691 Netherlands Richard van den Berg 1.054 11:10:00 14:00:00 2:50:00 2:59:11
20   10:30:00 Rainbow Chaser Impala 731 Hong Kong W Tam 0.89 10:36:00 13:58:05 3:22:05 2:59:51
21   10:50:00 Wanchai Belle Etchells 713 France Yann Dabbadie 0.932 10:50:00 14:03:26 3:13:26 3:00:17
22   10:30:00 Frantic Forties Flying Fifteen 3469 Hong Kong Chan Wai Chuen 0.818 10:36:00 14:16:25 3:40:25 3:00:18
23   11:10:00 Gambit Big Boat 1612 England K C Mowser 1.019 11:10:00 14:07:47 2:57:47 3:01:10
24   11:10:00 Mojito Big Boat 1281 England Simon Blore 1.098 11:10:00 13:56:03 2:46:03 3:02:19
25 Dutch 10:30:00 Puff 'n stuff Flying Fifteen 3701 Netherlands Suzanne Downes 0.818 10:36:00 14:18:58 3:42:58 3:02:23
26   11:10:00 Wicked Big Boat 2171 New Zealand Tristan Stewart 1.084 11:10:00 13:58:20 2:48:20 3:02:28
27   11:10:00 Cave Canem Big Boat 1092 Hong Kong Simon Boyde 1.013 11:10:00 14:10:10 3:00:10 3:02:31
28   11:10:00 Talkinghead Big Boat 1995 Hong Kong Tonny CHUNG 1.025 11:10:00 14:08:08 2:58:08 3:02:35
29 ROW 10:30:00 Scallywag Ruffian 1059 England Oliver Cully 0.789 10:36:00 14:28:31 3:52:31 3:03:27
30   11:10:00 Dexter II Big Boat 1832 Hong Kong Janet Lau / Simon Wong 1.034 11:10:00 14:07:26 2:57:26 3:03:28

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