After a great day out for the final race of our Twilight Series II, we thought conditions could not get any better for the weekend…. but it did! Blessed with a strengthening South-Easterly Breeze which at times peaked above 10 knots, participants of the Sunday Series II – Race 5 reveled in the amazing sailing conditions as they competed on a pennant 8 course – bringing them on a beat to North Angler and back.
The IRC Class was hotly contested between Waka Tere and Adona, 2 boats separated by 1 point after 3 races. The J24 emerged with an advantage in the upwind-downwind course, as her symmetrical spinnaker proved superior to Waka Tere‘s asymmetrical set-up in the prevailing conditions. Minx notched her best performance in the series, completing the podium in 3rd on corrected time. Adona‘s win in race 5 secured her victory in the overall Sunday Series II, completing the series with 7 points from 4 races. Waka Tere‘s 5th place finish was enough to affirm her runner-up position, 4 points ahead of the X99, Born in Fire. Born in Fire‘s excellent performance (line honours & 2nd place) in the final race made all the difference, having kicked off with a disadvantage due to issues with her IRC.
In the PY Class, Simba sealed her win with a 3rd position today, completing the series with a 9 point lead over her closest rival, Invictus. The Mumm 30 did her best to take a bullet in the final race, making it on to the podium for the 3rd time in 4 races. She sits a comfortable 8 points in front of Remington, whose 10th place finish in the final race was enough to fend of the remaining teams vying for a podium position. Special mention goes to Olmeto, registering an impressive performance after a long cruising break for much of August. She scored 2nd on corrected time for Race 5, beating larger and quicker boats more adept at sailing windward-leeward courses.
We see a larger turn-out in the Sunday series for the Multihull Class, closely contested between Kaze and Phoenix. Both Trimarans were separated by a point, and the M23 certainly brought her A-game and sailed well to place ahead of the Corsair in the final race. However, that only resulted in a tie overall, which Kaze won due to more firsts in the series compared to the M23. Newcomers Phish claimed the remaining bullet by winning Race 5, under the steady helmsman-ship of skipper Scott McCook.
Ripple V and Stray Catz return to cross swords for the final race of the series, with the latter inching ahead to claim line honours for Race 5. It was however not enough, as Ripple V took victory on handicap. Ripple V won convincingly in the series, with 4 bullets from 4 races. Consistency made all the difference for new entrants Babe, as they took part in every race for the series to earn herself a well-deserved 3rd overall.
Congratulations to all the winners, another exciting day with glorious conditions! Thank you all for the support over the past few months – we look forward to welcoming everyone back on 19th and 25th September respectively for the Sunday Series III and Twilight Series III.
Sunday Series II Overall Results