15 knots is a welcome relief after a week of light airs.
Yesterday saw one of the most successful day’s sailing the King’s Cup regatta has seen for years. The light airs have been a serious test for most crews patience this regatta and the 15-20 knot breeze was a welcome relief.
As requested, the racing classes abandoned their coastal race and completed two windward/leeward courses to ensure they finished their race schedule. In Race 5 Peter Ahern’s, Yo! stormed into first place with Ray Robert’s, Luna Nuova coming a close second. The first Thai boat to compete in the King’s cup, the new Farr 40, Pasaya, owned by Schle Wood Thanan, showed the Thai’s racing capabilities taking third place.
Race 6 for Racing class, saw Neil Pryde’s Hi-Fidelity back in the stakes with a first, Linklaters Mandrake raced for a much needed second and Nick Burns Stella third.
Cruising class enjoyed the South Island Race taking them on a 22NM journey of stunning coastal sailing, winding in and out of the small islands off Phuket. In Premier cruising the David Bailey’s, Hocux Pocux came first, the beautiful Stormvogel took a well deserved second and George Olivet’s, Big Buzzard third.
For race results see www.kingscup.com