6th Koh Samui Regatta 2007 AsianYachting Race Report 3


30nm passage race sorts the men from the boys…
Aussie PRO Tony Denham must have a lucky charm hidden away somewhere. Each day the start boat has motored in the direction of the course he would like to set, then low and behold around the 10:00am start time a favorable breeze has sprung up and the fleet sent merrily on its way. The same happened today as coastal Course 7 (22nm) for IRC 1, 2 and Multihull classes and Course 8 (30nm) for the racing class to the south of Samui was chosen for today’s racing. The fifteen mile leg to Ko Rap turned into a windward beat with some big swings favouring the boats inshore. The return leg started as a close reach and ended on a broader angle to the finish which advantaged the long waterline vessels and gave everyone an exhilarating ride.


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