33rd Phuket King’s Cup Regatta 2019
AY Race Report 1
2019/20 AY Grand Prix Event
Slow but steady start to 33rd King’s Cup
By AsianYachting MultiMedia
2nd December 2019: Although the rain interrupted the opening ceremony last night and today the overcast conditions spread a gray hue over the race course, the light 6 to 8 knot East North Easterly breeze, with slightly stronger gusts, got the racing away on time and stayed in long enough for the race officers to run two races, despite the strong tidal cross currents. As the top mark on the racing course was laid in the lee of the hill, on the entrance to Nai Harn Bay, it became a case of keeping your eyes out of the boat and staying in the wind lines, on the approaches to the mark. Some big gains and losses where observed and shuffled the class order on the two lap windward/leeward races.