The first Sunday Series Race for 2018 had a wide spectrum of conditions, from varying wind strengths to heavy rain, in addition to 180 degree wind shifts and strong outgoing tides to keep things interesting on the course. In the IRC Class, Born in Fire started well to gain the initial advantage over her the rest of the IRC Fleet. Despite being overtaken by the 4 other IRC boats at the end, she still managed to secure a 2nd place finish after handicap, surrendering her victory to Jong Dee. Jong Dee’s triumph was a comeback story, dealing with a poor start and spinnaker issues on the first downwind, she managed to crawl her way back up to clinch the win on handicap. Invictus continue their consistent showing with a 3rd place finish, mirroring their Twilight results from last week.
The PY Class was well attended, with a total of 9 boats in the fleet. The sole J24 in the fleet emerged victorious over her bigger and faster competitors, edging out Ikaroa and Arbudhen respectively in 2nd and 3rd place. Ikaroa now sports a new set of sails purchased from Zoom Sails, and will be looking to use it to her advantage in the coming races.
Jaza Too returns to racing in the best way possible, winning in the Cruising Multihull Class against close rivals Witblits and Cicak in 2nd and 3rd. Kudos to Cicak for scoring a podium finish despite a broken spinnaker halyard midway in the race. Stefan Vidan’s Firefly retired early, probably because of the building storm in the distance. Nonetheless, the crew of Firefly was all smiles on water. Sailing one-up on his Nacra 20 was a big challenge which Damien Geoffray manage to pull off for yesterdays conditions. Although not first after texel corrections, Damien did well enough solo to achieve a 3rd place finish. 1st place and line honours went to Doug Fimmell’s Madfish II, followed closely by Nigel Signal’s Stray Catz.
Congratulations to all the winners, thank you for being part of the first Sunday Series race for 2018!