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Top of the Gulf Regatta 2013 - Aussies and Singaporeans top finishers


'Top of the Gulf Regatta 2013'    Guy Nowell ©    Click Here to view large photo

Four days of great sailing in the Gulf of Thailand came to a close today with the final day of the 2013 Top of the Gulf Regatta showing off some top class sailing conditions as well as top class sailing. Held at Ocean Marina Yacht Club, Pattaya, Thailand, the ninth edition has been one of the best yet.

More than 250 boats and 500+ sailors of over 30 nationalities competed for class bragging rights, and the prestigious Coronation Cup for the one-design Platu class winners.

The Platu class finished their series today with two races, while for others a single race brought down the curtain on a successful Regatta. PRO Dennis Thompson set windward/leewards for all fleets.

With a large contingent of Australian sailors taking part across the board, and a growing number of Singapore entries, both Australia and Singapore were big winners this year.

Top of the Gulf Regatta 2013 -  Guy Nowell ©   Click Here to view large photo


Competing for the Coronation Cup were four Australian boats in the 16-strong class, with two Aussie crews and one from Hong Kong battling it out at the top on the final day.

Defending champions Easy Tiger IV, skippered by Chris Way, had a slow start to the 10-race campaign this week but managed to score a bullet in Race 8 to raise their hopes. However, it was not enough and they missed out on the podium placing fourth overall.

It was the two Australian entries Black Betty, skippered by Gary McNally, and Problem Child, skippered by Brian McMaster, that took it down to the wire. Quality racing across the entire one-design fleet with clean hoists and drops, and tight roundings today, made for a fitting finale to what has been a spectacular series.

Top of the Gulf Regatta 2013 -  Guy Nowell ©   Click Here to view large photo


In the end it was the consistency and four first place finishes by Black Betty (19pts) that made the difference, with them being crowned 2013 Coronation Cup champions at the final prize-giving and Gala Dinner at Ocean Marina Yacht Club.

A 1,2 on the final day was not enough to secure the title for Problem Child (22pts), but they were a worthy runner-up and Andrew Moore's Tigrana (25pts) placed third.

In IRC Racing 2, it was Asian circuit regular Matt Allen and his crew on Ichiban (6pts), who scored six firsts from seven races to be the clear class winner, beating local favourites Royal Thai Navy 1 (11pts), skippered by Cpl. Wiwat Poonpat, who finished second overall. Dean Rheault's Souy 1 (20pts) finished third.

Singapore Management University had three teams racing in the Regatta this year – two in the Platu class and one in IRC Racing 3 – and it was Hi Jinks (6pts), skippered by Peiquan Chung in the latter that finished the Regatta undefeated and were crowned class champion. Second place went to the all -Thai team on Sansiri Ooh La La (15pts), skippered by Patinyakorn Buranrom, and third to Tai Two (19pts), skippered by Sadunori Osada.

Top of the Gulf Regatta 2013 -  Guy Nowell ©   Click Here to view large photo


In IRC Racing 1 it was another Singapore boat Foxy Lady (8pts), skippered by Bill Bremner, that placed second on the last day which was enough to secure the overall class win. Thai team Wan Marang (11pts), skippered by Kevin Whitcraft, finished second and David Ross' KukuKERchu (15pts) were third.

David Liddell's Miss Saigon (8pts) were back to their winning ways today in the Ocean Multihulls class with a first in the last race to place first overall. Despite a late surge Sonic (11pts), skippered by Kirati Assakul couldn't make up ground on Miss Saigon and settled for second overall with Scott Galle's Black Swan (14pts) in third.

Final prizes were awarded at a marina-side Gala Dinner hosted by Ocean Marina Yacht Club.

For more information, visit www.topofthegulfregatta.com.

Top of the Gulf Regatta 2013 -  Guy Nowell ©   Click Here to view large photo




Top of the Gulf Regatta 2013 -  Guy Nowell ©   Click Here to view large photo


Top of the Gulf Regatta 2013 -  Guy Nowell ©   Click Here to view large photo


Top of the Gulf Regatta 2013 -  Guy Nowell ©   Click Here to view large photo


Top of the Gulf Regatta 2013 - Hi Jinks -  Guy Nowell ©   Click Here to view large photo


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