THE PAVILIONS PHUKET BRITISH INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL, PHUKET
THE PAVILIONS PHUKET BRITISH INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL, PHUKET Kata Rocks
The Phuket News Novosti Phuket Khao Phuket

Login | Create Account | Search


More Blue Skies: Phuket Sailor’s Regatta Day Two

More Blue Skies: Phuket Sailor’s Regatta Day Two

SAILING: More fine weather blessed the Phuket Yacht Club’s 2019 Sailing Regatta, being held in Ao Chalong, yesterday (Mar 9). After a short delay due to lack of wind, the PYC race committee and PRO Matt McGrath got off three windward-leeward races in a light breeze of five to eight knots.

Sailing
By The Phuket News

Sunday 10 March 2019, 11:34AM


In the IRC class, Megazip sailed well, earning three first-place finishes, taking advantage of the left-hand track. Megazip’s performance on the day gave it a string five of line honours to date, said a release from the club announcing the day’s racing results.

Uminoko had three seconds on the day with a minute maximum – and in one race only 20 seconds – separating it from Megazip in all three races. Farrgo Express took third all three races, exhibiting interesting spinnaker techniques at the leeward mark.

The Firefly/OMR class saw a tight battle between all the boats as positions changes frequently and all the finishes were very close. Twin Sharks won the first and third races on the day but Ballerina sailed a clean race to win race two (race four of the series). And in the third race of the day only two seconds separated second-place Surf Patrol and third-place Ballerina.

As there are zero discards in this regatta and three more scheduled races tomorrow, all positions in all fleets are still in play. Sailors chose to have an early night on day after celebrating Colin Wright’s birthday the night before. Colin very graciously provided his cat Swift as the committee boat for the regatta.

A spectator boat full of female Russian sailing enthusiasts, celebrating International Women’s Day cruised through the fleet creating a number of “oohs” and “aahs”, the report noted. No ensuing collisions were reported.

“Praise must go to race director Tom Cracknell for organising the classes and results with the able assistance from PYC Commodore Scott Duncanson and PYS Sailing School Director Alfie Rowson, and before the regatta started, John Newhamn made a generous donation to the club and the PYC junior sailing programme,” the release noted.

 

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.

CAPTCHA

Be the first to comment.

Have a news tip-off? Click here

 

Phuket community
Governor requests B1.15mn extra to complete second building at new Provincial Hall site

No explanation was forthcoming. Ask smaller budgets step by step probably has more chance to get mor...(Read More)


Phuket police bumble hunt for Norwegian killer

TM28 and TM30 are mentioned here in other comments, Dek....(Read More)


Phuket police bumble hunt for Norwegian killer

Just a thought, Dek, just a thought. The article window doesn't matter as it is not a comment, b...(Read More)


Patong lifeguards to be hired year round, full time

Interesting to wait and see what beach village head K. MaAnn is going to do in this. Last thing we r...(Read More)


Digital Drive: Phuket police drop licence seizures in first move toward tech-based policing

Good to drop that driving license seizure thing. Was not fair anyway, as 30+ % of the thai on the ro...(Read More)


Phuket police bumble hunt for Norwegian killer

"When Thai friends from ChiangMai or Kalasi stay with me..."Wondering what this question g...(Read More)


Phuket police bumble hunt for Norwegian killer

Considering the salaries of RTP officers serving at Phuket police stations, much could be thought ab...(Read More)


Phuket police bumble hunt for Norwegian killer

When thai friends from ChiangMai or Kalasi stay with me a weekend in my place on Phuket ( from Frida...(Read More)


Patong lifeguards to be hired year round, full time

A wise move. Hopefully all west coast beach towns follow this initiative immediately. It will contri...(Read More)


Thamanat wins PM’s backing

According Australian newspapers this thai police man did smuggle 2.4 kg heroin. ( there is a usa wom...(Read More)