It seemed like a repeat of last Saturday, with plenty of rain and glassy waters in the early afternoon. Race Organisers were determined to get a 4th and final race in for this series, ushering sailors out on to the water to prepare for a timely start. Thankfully a nice southerly breeze came through 15 minutes to 4pm, providing sufficient winds for the participants on the start line.
The award for best start had to go to Waka Tere from the IRC Class, as they blitzed past the entire fleet on leeward across the line, taking an early lead and holding on to it for nearly the entire course. Only at the last stretch to the finish did Red Rum manage to surge ahead and clinch line honours just seconds ahead of Waka Tere – a small consolation knowing the results on corrected time. All things considered, Red Rum performed decently, putting enough distance between her and the remaining IRC fleet to place 2nd on handicap, earning her a 2nd for the Twilight Series II overall IRC results as well. Waka Tere‘s victory was just what she needed to sneak into 3rd on the overall results, relegating Adona to 4th. An unexciting 3rd place finish for Jong Dee was sufficient to seal her win for the Twilight Series II IRC Class, securing 1st place with a total of 9 points from 4 races.
The long awaited clash between David & Goliath did not disappoint – as Marut and Sangaree wrestled for the win in the final race to claim overall victory for the PY Class. Mighty Sangaree needed to win to overtake Marut in the overall standings, and they did just that. The beam reach course favoured the Holland 44, as she powered ahead to claim line honours and the win on corrected time. The little Jeanneau Fun was left lamenting what could have been; as they accumulated a few small mistakes throughout the race – possibly costing them valuable time. She eventually settled for 2nd in both the final race and the overall series. Despite not winning any of the races, consistency was key for Shardana‘s 3rd place finish, completing all races available and earning herself a well-deserved place on the podium in the PY Class.
The Multihulls and Beach Catamarans were a no-show for the Twilight Series II finals, as a handful of them departed early in the morning for an overnighter at Kusu Island. We hope to see some of them return for the final race of the Sunday Series II this afternoon, missing the fleet already!
Congratulations to all the winners, enjoy the photos and results below.
Race 4 Results
Overall Twilight Series II Results