Login | Create Account Poll Currency Weather Facebook Youtube Search

Can overboard in PYC Race Series opener

YACHTING: Alan Carawardine and his crew on the Asia Catamarans’ Stealth-made Hurricane closed the first race in the Phuket Yacht Club Multihull and Keelboat Race Series 2017 last Sunday (Mar 5) with a “can overboard” manoeuvre.

By Chris Husted

Sunday 12 March 2017, 09:00AM

Crew on the Asia Catamarans’ Stealth-made ‘Hurricane’. Photo: Chris Husted

Crew on the Asia Catamarans’ Stealth-made ‘Hurricane’. Photo: Chris Husted

Crossing the start/finish line in Chalong Bay after completing the course around Koh Lone, Hurricane claimed line and race honours and attempted to deliver by tossing much needed relief refreshments to race official Chandran and his assistant in the start boat.

But the drink ended up in the drink.

A first attempt to recover the wayward relief was found fruitless, but a second attempt saw the refreshing flotsam safely back on board, and soon in the welcome hands of Chandra.

The “720” was completed in time for fellow Stealth boat Top Cat to cross the line to claim second place in the Multihull class, with Sahm Roy placing third.

Rob Azzapardi and his motley crew on Stray Cat, fresh back in Phuket, literally sailed into the bay and made it across the start in time to be part of the race and sail the course in light breeze in their renowned leisurely manner.

In the Monohull class, Mig Wehrie’s unassuming but quick Aqua won on corrected time, ahead of Elizabeth Schoch and her crew on Farrgo Express.

EPL Prediction Competition 2018-2019

The next race day in the series is next Sunday (Mar19). All are welcome to join, regardless of experience.

Meanwhile, scuttlebut is that organisers are looking to hold an off-island rally, either a day-trip or overnight to an outlying island, with points to contribute to the race series tallies.

The race day last Sunday came the day after Phuket Yacht Club’s Open Day, which saw families enjoying a day by the bay and children taking advantage of the bouncy castle and discovering sailing in the supervised dinghies.

For more information, visit



Comment on this story

* Please login to comment. If you do not have an account please register below by simply entering a username, password and email address. You can still leave your comment below at the same time.

Comments Here:
Comments Left:
# Characters

Be the first to comment.

Have a news tip-off? Click here


Phuket community
Phoenix finally risen from seabed

I wonder if anyone will learn from this: thai company with basic equipment = failure. Foreign compan...(Read More)

Tourist Police target rental operators over unlicensed tourists renting motorbikes

Gen Angkoon seems to think that Thais have harder heads or something as he says they're likely t...(Read More)

Ban on Loy Kratong lanterns near Phuket International Airport

Ban them kratongs everywhere! They cause environmental damage both on land and in the sea....(Read More)

Tourist Police target rental operators over unlicensed tourists renting motorbikes

Same coloured helmets, that will make revenue collection easier... but hey, think about hygiene, who...(Read More)

No passport required: Phuket Immigration confirms ‘passport on person’ not required despite ’Operation X-Ray Outlaw Foreigner’

There has never been any law in Thailand that says anyone needs to carry their passport. There IS a ...(Read More)

God is a DJ - A divine event at Dream Beach Club

I would never go into that place, a monstrosity of a building and blight on the beautiful Layan beac...(Read More)

Phuket van driver falls asleep at the wheel, slams into street lamp

I would also add that the Filipina was immediately drug and alcohol tested, her picture included in ...(Read More)

Thais arrested for charging ‘access fees’ to Freedom Beach

Paully, if stupid people want to pay 200B to enter a beach, that's their problem. Nothing wrong ...(Read More)

Phuket Marine Office urges water safety for Loy Krathong

Marine boat operators, don't worry, just hold your breath during 22 Nov only. '''Cap...(Read More)

Phuket officials unveil New Year ‘Seven Days’ road safety campaign strategy

Haha, the 2 times a year safety campaign as like people don't know to drive safe and sober! Str...(Read More)