Samui Regatta – AY Race Report 4


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AY Race Report 4

Serious racing leaves classes open for the taking
By AY MultiMedia
May 29th, Koh Samui, Thailand: Although there is only 16 yachts at the regatta, you can take it for granted, that they are all taking the racing seriously and the crews have strived for perfection every day. The top boats have produced extremely close racing, traded podium places and consequently some class honours are still open for the taking, with one day to go. Unfortunately mother nature did not cooperate today, as the first race had to be blown away when the wind direction moved 25 degrees and never rose above 8 knots when the race resumed. It then faded away and PRO Ross Chisholm had no other alternative, than to call it a day. The changing weather produced different results and further reduced the pointscore, to a last day shootout, to decide the winners.

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