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St. James's Place China Coast Regatta 2020 – Day 2

by RHKYC Media 10 Oct 08:03 PDT 9-11 October 2020
St. James's Place China Coast Regatta 2020 © RHKYC / Guy Nowell

A great start to day 2 of the St. James’s Place China Coast Regatta! 34 boats on the start line, and all IRC racer classes were set three windward/leeward sausages, and the HKPN class were treated to two laps. The wind flopped to no more that 5kts by the end of the first races, making for some genuine struggles on the race track. However, Aeolus was listening to the sailors' prayers, and responded with 15kts of breeze before the second start of the day. Race Officer Inge Strompf-Jepsen decided to set all IRC racer classes another two windward/leeward courses to finish the day. The IRC Premier Cruisers sailed two islands courses and the HKPN boats were given one windward / leeward and an island course.

As the day progressed the breeze strengthened to around 18kts (with gusts up to 25kts), and as a result there were quite a few broaches and ripped spinnakers. Most sailors came home exhausted but with big smiles on their faces. All the leaders from Day 1 of the regatta were able to maintain their leads in their divisions including Nick Burns’ Blue Bunny scoring an impressive six wins in two days in IRC 2. Sam Chan’s Freefire notched up 1-2-2 today, and closed the day with a lead of just one point over Shawn Kang’s Alpha+ in IRC 0. In IRC 1, division, Marcel Liedts’ Zannekin took another three bullets and holds on to their strong lead ahead of Ambush. With four wins out of six races Nick Southward’s J/109 Whiskey Jack is on top of IRC 3. The final day of the regatta starts tomorrow with more perfect sailing conditions forecast!

Short Results


1. Free Fire 1,2,1,1,2,2 (9) 2. Alpha+ 2,1,3,2,1,1 (10) 3. Phoenix 3,3,2,3,3,3 (17)


1. Zannekin 1,2,1,1,1,1 (7) 2. Ambush 2,3,3,2,2,2 (14) 3. Quest 3,1,2,3,4,3 (16)


1. Blue Bunny 1,1,1,1,1,1 (6) 2. Rampage 2,4,6,2,2,4 (20) 3. Kingsman 6,3,5,3,4,3 (24)


1. Whiskey Jack 1,1,1,2,1,5 (11) 2. Dexter II 3,2,2,1,4,1 (13) Legende Dynamite II 2,4,4,4,2,2 (18)

IRC Cruiser

1. Xena 1,1,1,1 (4) 2. Sea Wings 3,2,2,2 (9) 3. Lisa Elaine 2,3,3,3 (11)


1. Jibulai 2,1 (3) 2. Amaze 1,4 (RDG) (5) 3. Generations 3,2 (5)

(Full results at

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