Please select your home edition
Edition
Mackay Boats

Rolex China Sea Race - Hi Fi collects the coveted IRC Overall title

by RHKYC Media on 20 Apr 2014
AMBUSH - 2014 Rolex China Sea Race © Rolex/ Kurt Arrigo http://www.regattanews.com
The second major prize of the 2014 Rolex China Sea Race was decided in Subic Bay this morning, as Hi Fi held Bryon Ehrhart’s TP52 Lucky to a two minute lead on the water to ensure that Neil Pryde’s Welbourne 52 collects the coveted IRC Overall title for the second time in four years.

Unaware of his triumph, as there were boats still racing which could have potentially beaten his handicap corrected time, Pryde was delighted with their race, saying that it was a 'fantastic race, probably the best we’ve ever had. We were in pressure most of the way apart from a couple of very light hours this morning, other than that, we kept moving all the time.'

Ehrhart was equally enthusiastic, claiming that this year’s Rolex China Sea Race was 'the classic we were promised. It was great the whole way with great competition as expected. We don’t know how it all shakes out (regarding IRC) but we had a great race and lots of fun. There was very strong competition from the TP52’s and the Santa Cruz and the Welbourne 52, I don’t think we lost sight of them for the whole race.'

Geoff Hill of Antipodes echoed those sentiments saying 'It was fantastic that you could start with four boats (in Hong Kong) and finish with those four boats within 1nm of each other – that’s champagne sailing!'

The IRC Racer 0 boats certainly made light of the pre-race forecast, with Ernesto Echauz, bringing home Standard Insurance Centennial mid-afternoon, commenting that his race highlight was that 'in 20 years of CSR, this is the fastest we have done the race, (including the record setting year of 2000) and even though we finished last on the water in division, it was a very fast race – unbelievable that we only stopped for a short time near the finish boat.'

With six boats home, the remaining 28 from four divisions will continue to race towards Subic Bay, with the IRC Premier boats expected to cross the line at around midnight tonight, and Racer 1 to start arriving towards dawn and throughout Sunday.





Provisional Results

IRC Racer 0 ( 1.245 and above)

 

 

 

 

 

Sail No.

Boat Name

Skipper / Owner

Design

TCC

Finish Time

Elapsed

Corrected

HKG2112

Hi Fi

Neil Pryde

Welbourne 52 Custom

1.351

19/04/2014 11:07:12

69:47:12

94:16:54

USA52152

Lucky

Bryon Ehrhart

TP52

1.357

19/04/2014 11:05:22

69:45:22

94:39:33

HKG2283

Freefire

Sam Chan

TP52

1.375

19/04/2014 11:17:25

69:57:25

96:11:27

GBR2888L

Antipodes

Geoff Hill

Smith 72 Custom

1.396

19/04/2014 11:15:31

69:55:31

97:36:56

PHI2286

Standard Insurance Centennial

Ernesto Echauz

TP52

1.346

19/04/2014 15:50:59

74:30:59

100:17:57

IVB8888

Ragamuffin 90

Sydney Fischer

Maxi

1.791

18/04/2014 22:51:18

57:31:18

103:01:17

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

IRC Racer 1: (1.100 - 1.244)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sail No.

Boat Name

Skipper / Owner

Design

TCC

 

 

 

HKG2208

Ambush

Drew Taylor/Joachim Isler

Mills 41

1.158

 

 

 

AUS4100

Australian Maid

Jonathon Wardill

IOR 55

1.173

 

 

 

AUS555

KuKuKERchu

David J Ross

Ker 40

1.195

 

 

 

HKG2282

EFG Bank Mandrake

Fred Kinmonth

Mills 40

1.141

 

 

 

HKG2108

Orient Express

Andy Lam

X-41

1.120

 

 

 

HKG2213

Ramrod

Olivier Decamps

Farr 40

1.178

 

 

 

HKG280

Redeye

Paul Leese

J-145C

1.167

 

 

 

HKG2300

Signal 8

Keith Jacobs

Ker 40

1.188

 

 

 

HKG1345

Surfdude

Steve Ho

Mill 45

1.208

 

 

 

SIN4321

Zanzibar

Jonathan Mahony

Hunphreys 42

1.212

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

IRC Racer 2: (1.000 to 1.099)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sail No.

Boat Name

Skipper / Owner

Design

TCC

 

 

 

HKG2159

Krampus

Niccolo Manno

Anteros 36

1.098

 

 

 

HKG2093

Red Kite II

Anthony Root

Bermudian Sloop

1.029

 

 

 

HKG2183

Seawolf

YY Yan / YF Liu

A40

1.096

 

 

 

HKG2298

Sell Side Dream

Simon Powell

A40RC

1.095

 

 

 

HKG1995

Talkinghead

Tonny Chung

Sydney 36

1.030

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

IRC Premier

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sail No.

Boat Name

Skipper / Owner

Design

TCC

 

 

 

HKG2211

Clove Hitch

Alex Yu

Bavaria 55

1.122

 

 

 

HKG2899

Explorer

Anthony Day

XC50

1.088

 

 

 

CAY8888

Moonblue 2

Peter Churchouse

Custom

1.225

 

 

 

HKG2360

Sea Monkey

Emmanuel V. Pitsilis

Beneteau Sense 50

1.107

 

 

 

HKG2022

Shahtoosh

Peter Cremer

Warwick 75

1.287

 

 

 

HKG2260

Xena

Peter Forsythe

X-55

1.205

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

IRC Cruiser

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sail No.

Boat Name

Skipper / Owner

Design

TCC

 

 

 

HKG2366

Allegro

Thomas Wiesinger

Beneteau Oceanis 40

0.983

 

 

 

HKG2118

Crystal

Bernd Hanemann 

Bermudian Sloop

1.108

 

 

 

HKG2107

Darling

Dean Chisholm

Hanse 400

1.045

 

 

 

HKG2116

Dearg Doom

Kevin Greene

Bavaria 39c

1.008

 

 

 

HKG2173

Ex Libris

Eric Doguet

X-Yachts Xc38

1.005

 

 

 

HKG2088

Soko

Richard Winter

Moody 46

1.027

 

 

 

HKG1401

Wonderwall

David Harari

Beneteau 45

1.084

 

 

 

 


All boats are carrying a Yellowbrick tracker unit, which will report positions every 30 minutes (http://www.rhkyc.org.hk/RCSR2014tracking.aspx), while the race will feature for the first time as a virtual race on Sailonline.org.

For more information about the Rolex China Sea Race, please click here.
Mackay BoatsWildwind 2016 660x82Southern Spars - 100

Related Articles

Final day at Quantum Key West Race Week with Nic Douglass
Final day at QKWRW did not disappoint. Needless to say, my first trip to Florida is one that will always be remembered. The final day at Quantum Key West Race Week did not disappoint. Needless to say, my first trip to Florida is one that will always be remembered.
Posted today at 6:38 am
New record at Mount Gay Round Barbados Race
Andy Budgen sailing Mach 2 foiling Intl Moth Nano Project completed 60nm Mount Gay Round Barbados Race at a record pace Andy Budgen sailing his Mach 2 foiling International Moth Nano Project completed the 60nm Mount Gay Round Barbados Race at a record pace of 4 hours, 23 minutes, 18 seconds, to established the Absolute Foiling Monohull record. He also broke his own personal record time from a few years ago when he sailed his VO70 Monster Project into the record books for the Absolute Monohull Record.
Posted today at 2:28 am
Day 77 – Ninety percent of Vendée Globe fleet now back in Atlantic
With Banque Populaire and Hugo Boss tied up to the dock in Les Sables d'Olonne sixteen skippers remain at sea today With Le Cléac'h's Banque Populaire and second-placed Alex Thomson's Hugo Boss tied up to the dock in Les Sables d'Olonne sixteen skippers remain at sea today – and fourteen of them are now in the Atlantic.
Posted on 21 Jan
Vendee Globe - Romain Attansio at the Horn
Romain Attanasio rounded Cape Horn, the third of the legendary capes in the Vendée Globe at 2043hrs UTC on Friday Romain Attanasio (Famille Mary-Étamine du Lys) rounded Cape Horn, the third of the legendary capes in the Vendée Globe at 2043hrs UTC on Friday after 75 days 8 hours and 41 minutes of racing. Only Dutchman Pieter Heerema and Frenchman Sébastien Destremau are still sailing in the Pacific.
Posted on 21 Jan
Former Clipper Race skipper equals British record in Vendee Globe
Alex Thomson, has finished in second place after a thrilling fight to the finish to the Vendee Globe. The youngest skipper to win the Clipper Race, Alex Thomson, has finished in second place after a thrilling fight to the finish to the Vendee Globe.
Posted on 21 Jan
Quantum Key West Race Week closes with a bang
Doug De Vos' Quantum Racing was awarded Boat of the Week honors at the 30th anniversary Quantum Key West Race Week By winning the final race of the highly competitive 52 Super Series and with it the class championship, Doug De Vos' (Ada, MI) Quantum Racing was awarded Boat of the Week honors at the 30th anniversary Quantum Key West Race Week hosted by the Storm Trysail Club.
Posted on 21 Jan
Quantum Key West Race Week - Day 5 images by Nico Martinez
Nico Martinez was on water at 2017 Quantum Key West Race Week, 52 Super Series and provided this gallery of images Photographer Nico Martinez was on water at 2017 Quantum Key West Race Week, 52 Super Series and provided this gallery of images from Day 5 action.
Posted on 21 Jan
Countdown to Mount Gay Round Barbados Race
Following on from Coastal Series over last three days, competitors are enjoying rest in preparation for big race. Following on from the hugely successful Coastal Series over the last three days, competitors at the Mount Gay Round Barbados Regatta, organised by Barbados Cruising Club in association with Barbados Tourism Marketing Inc, and Mount Gay, are enjoying a well-earned rest in preparation for tomorrow’s big race.
Posted on 21 Jan
Triumphant Quantum Racing are Key West Champions
Doug DeVos’s Quantum Racing team came back from uncharacteristic high scoring to close out first regatta title of 2017 Showing the winning hallmark of a crew that are current 52 Super Series champions, and three times holders of the title, Doug DeVos’s Quantum Racing team came back from an uncharacteristic high scoring, mid-regatta, three-race slump, to close out the first regatta title of 2017, triumphing in today’s last race of Quantum Key West Race Week.
Posted on 21 Jan
Azzurra looks towards the 52 Super Series in March in Miami
Conclusion of races in Key West was worse than expected for Azzurra but her team is looking towards second event in USA The conclusion of the races in Key West was worse than expected for Azzurra but her team is looking towards the second event in the USA, in March in Miami, with confidence before getting ready to head back to the Med.
Posted on 21 Jan