We end the 3rd weekend of 2 pax SMM restrictions with another round of Sunday Series 2-up sailing, sailing to North Angler and back on a Pennant 8 Course. An uncommon North-Easterly breeze greeted the small fleet of boats on the start line, paired with a significant outgoing tide to catapult the sailors around the corner and on their way to the designated turning point.
A building westerly system reshuffled the fleet on the return leg. Being the boat sailing closest to shore, Minx was the first IRC boat to capitalized on the wind shift/new breeze on her approach to Paku, thus allowing her to surge ahead of Waka Tere and Born in Fire to eventually take line honours and handicap victory in the IRC Class. Waka Tere and Born in Fire placed 2nd and 3rd respectively.
Represented by 3 boat at the beginning, the PY Class was unfortunately reduced to zero finishers, with Notus experiencing halyard issues before the start, Balqis and Jen’s Jaunt struggling to complete the race when the winds dropped later in the afternoon.
We are excited to have Jaza Too back on water after an extended break from racing/sailing. Graham & Campbell made a formidable pair as the Corsair Dash 750 made light work of the course to finish comfortably ahead of her rivals Miss Visayan and Phoenix. The latter edged out the former to claim 2nd place in a fleet of 3.
In the Beach Catamaran Class, we are encouraged to see better performance from Babe! sailing every weekend with a never-give-up attitude, Matt and Kellie sailed the Viper well today to keep well within the stipulated time limit. At the top end, Addiction continues to exert her dominance in this class, putting good distance between her and the chasing Nacra 20, Kaze. Bad Influence crossed the line 3rd but claimed 2nd position after handicap correction.
Congratulations to all the winners! Please be reminded to adhere to Safe Management Measures before, during and after racing – we look forward to more 2-up racing on Saturday, 23rd October. Following which, we’re keeping our fingers crossed for good news regarding further updates to the SMM restrictions from 25th October onwards.