Faced with a freshening North-Easterly and strengthening outgoing tide, sailors enjoyed fast upwind legs and an unusually slow downwind runs during yesterday’s Twilight Series III Race 3.
The IRC fleet was represented by 3 boats, with Red Rum taking an early lead after the start. She sailed a better race compared to last week’s Sunday Series attempt, comfortably taking line honours ahead of Waka Tere and Skybird. When the handicap calculations were applied, she only just managed to finish 15 seconds ahead of Skybird to take 2nd place. Waka Tere performed well yet again, the power combo of Kurt and Gill was a class above the rest.
Bapsy returned to dominate the PY Class, sailing superbly 2-up to keep up with the IRC fleet. She took line honours ahead of Southern Light, with Brio trailing not far behind. These 3 boats finished in the same order after handicap correction, having a considerable lead over the rest of the fleet. Series II champions Simba found herself in an unlikely position at the back of the fleet today, struggling to get good boat speed on the course after a bad start.
In the Multihull class, only Cicak and Buay Kaola participated, making it a game of catching between the Corsair Sprint and the Corsair Sport 950. Buay Kaola stayed well ahead, and kept enough distance between them to secure victory over the nimble lizard.
Thank you all for participating in the 3rd race of this Series! We look forward to welcoming everyone back again for another weekend of racing with next week’s Sunday Series III Race 4. Enjoy the photos and results below!