sail-world.com
 
 
News Home Cruising Photo Gallery Video Gallery
Sail-World.com : Samui Regatta - All change on day 3
Samui Regatta - All change on day 3


'2013 Samui Regatta'    SamuiPics.com Samui Regatta

All change on day three of the Samui Regatta as the drop in wind strength shuffled the pack. A windward/Leeward for all classes was set in a building breeze, but by early in the second race, a passage race South, the winds died and kicked back in later ensuring a full schedule of races were completed.

Coming into today undefeated, Frank Pong and his crew on Jelik (HKG) struggled in the first race to place fifth in IRC Zero, despite taking Line Honours. The win was Antipodes', who has had a mixed bag of results so far but got upto speed to secure the win by the slimmest of margins – just two seconds on corrected time.

The Royal Malaysian Navy (MAS), skippered by Mohamad Razali Mansor, sailed a good first race to take second place 11 seconds ahead of Sam Chan's Freefire (HKG). Just 63 seconds separated the entire IRC Zero fleet in race one.

In race two, Jelik was back on form, revelling in the distance race and improving winds, taking his sixth win from seven starts and stretching out an eight point lead overall in the standings.

Katsu (AUS), skippered by Ben Copley pipped the Royal Malaysian Navy to second and moves up to third overall, tied with the Royal Malaysian Navy team.

The story of today was the rapidly improving Royal Malaysian Navy team and how close all the IRC Zero boats are on handicap, with little more than a minute often separating the entire class on corrected time.

It was a similar story in IRC One today with leader Walawala 2 (SIN), skippered by Steve Manning, struggling in the lighter conditions and slipping down to two fifth place finishes. That opened the door for Bill Bremner and his crew on Foxy Lady 6 (SIN) who put in a fantastic performance in the challenging conditions to score two bullets and take the overall lead.

Windsikher (SIN), skippered by Sarab Singh, placed second in race one, just two seconds behind Foxy Lady 6 on corrected time, while Marcel Liedts' Elektra (HKG) 3,2 on the day saw them move up the standings into third overall, two points behind Walawala 2.

A four, today for defending champions EFG Bank Mandrake (HKG), skippered by Nick Burns/ Fred Kinmonth, sees them slip down the scoreboard to lay fourth overall and four points off a podium position.

Cruising Yacht Club of Australia afficianado, Matt Allen, helming Ichi Ban (AUS) proclaimed his superiority of the IRC Two class, adding two first placings to his previous three firsts on the first two days, to be virtually unassailable in this fleet, with two more days of sailing to go.

2013 Samui Regatta -  SamuiPics.com Samui Regatta  

But, fighting him all the way in second place is Pattaya-based Gary Baguley skippering El Coyote (THA) who sailed down to Samui from the Ocean Marina. As in the previous races, Italy's Bryan Coianiz skippering Siren remained in third, while Nicholas Smith's Free Wind (THA) moved into fourth place.

In a division of the IRC Two which the racing committee will implement at Saturday's awards ceremonies, Nicholas Smith also found himself at the top of the Bareboat/Cruising class, ahead of the Ao Chalong entry Sansiri (THA) skippered by Patinyakorn Buranrom and the aptly-named The Waughship (AUS) piloted by Aussie Barry Waugh.

In the hard-fought Multihull class veteran racer Henry Kaye's Phuket-based craft, Sweet Chariot, (THA) after a disastrous start in the early races, has drawn close to class leader David Liddell's Miss Saigon (THA), but two firsts for Liddell today leaves him two points ahead overall, with Team Kunta/Zanzen sailing Crazy Horse (THA) in third place.

Tomorrow is a Reserve Day, racing continues on Friday off Centara Grand Beach Resort Samui, Chaweng Beach.

Samui Regatta website


by Event Media

  

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

http://www.sail-world.com/index.cfm?nid=109975

2:55 PM Wed 29 May 2013GMT


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







News - USA and the World





















A complete recap of the most successful Melges 20 World Championship by International Audi Melges 20 Class Association,




ISAF Santander - Upwards path for Austrian women's 470 crew + video by Luissa Smith, International 470 Class Association,


























2014 Rolex Big Boat Series - Farr 40 Day 4 by William Wagner, San Francisco
















ISAF Sailing World Championships - Solid Day 3 for US Sailing Team
ISAF Sailing World Championships - Day 3 images by Jesus Renedo
Marseille One Design 2014 - GC32 Armin Strom blitzes final day
Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 - Una Etapa 0 complicada para todos
Santander 49ers: Olympic Gold Medallist says two into 90 does not go!! *Feature
GBR aiming for first ever Nacra 17 Games berth at Santander Worlds
Volvo Ocean Race: Man and sail overboard as Leg 0 serves up drama
ISAF Sailing World Championships Santander 2014 – Images by Dan Ibsen
Santander Worlds – already a spectator success
ISAF Sailing World Championships Santander 2014 - Day 3 morning report
Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 - Tales from the extreme
Volvo Ocean Race: Latest starter wins opening race
2014 J/70 World Championship - Healy, Abdullah, Becker and Borges win
2014 Rolex Big Boat Series - Full-blown, once again
ISAF Worlds - Americans jump up Laser and Laser Radial leaderboard
2014 Rolex Big Boat Series - Farr 40 Day 3
America's Cup: Luna Rossa sailing with two foiling AC45's + Video
Extreme Sailing: Emirates Team NZ retain second overall
ISAF Sailing Worlds, Santander - Rio Olympic Laser spots snapped up
Rolex Swan Cup - All set for final showdown
Upper Midwest sailors need help to take it to the next level   
ISAF Sailing World Championships - RS:X action begins in Santander   
ISAF Sailing Worlds, Santander - Americans rise in Laser and Radial   
Extreme Sailing Series - A remarkable penultimate day’s racing + Video   
Marseille One Design - GC32 GDF Suez unstoppable in the light   
Rolex Swan Cup - Day 3 images by Carlo Borlenghi   
ISAF Sailing World Championships - Images of the leaders in Santander   
Rolex Big Boat Series - Good day for Double Trouble   
Rolex Big Boat Series - Day 2 images by Erik Simonson   
Royal Cup Marina Ibiza - TP52 fleet ready for tricky race tracks   
Rolex Big Boat Series - Plenty maintains lead   
2014 Asia Pacific Student Cup - Count down begins   
Extreme Sailing Series: Live coverage of Day 3 - view here   
Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 - Going away   
Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 - Practice makes perfect   
2014 J/70 World Championship - Contrasting conditions on Day 4   
Rolex Big Boat Series - 50 years of big boat racing: a retrospective   
2014 Rolex Big Boat Series - Day 2   
Snipe Western Hemisphere and Orient Champ: Rios takes the Championship   
Volvo Ocean Race: Leg Zero signals start of the significant racing   


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