Light and shifty winds plagued the course on New Year’s Day, leaving sailors with the challenging task of navigating the Pennant 5 Course.
Despite the heavy night celebrating the New Year, we had a strong fleet of 10 boats in the PY Class. Starting the year with a victory was Arbudhen, who also raced and partied with us on New Year’s Eve. In 2nd place was none other than New Blue Eyes – having sorted out their engine issues, they’re all ready for the upcoming racing season! Completing the podium in 3rd was Minx, much to the delight of Skipper Lucas Van Maarschalkerweerd.
In the IRC Class, Waka Tere led from start to finish to claim first place with a comfortable 23min buffer after corrected time. Judging by their performance, she is the yacht to beat in the new year. The Cruising Multihulls were represented by 2 boats, 1 M23 and 1 Corsair 28. The latter emerged victorious, as Miss Visayan made it 2 wins in 2 days. Last but not least, Stray Catz took 1st place in the Beach Catamaran category, finishing with line honours and a comfortable lead over Bryan Ngu’s Nacra 15.
We hope everyone had an enjoyable Hangover Race – see you on the 6th whereby we commence the Sailing Festival with the Signature Sundays Felkin Buoy Race!