FCI Watermakers Series 1 Race 4

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                         ACYC Series 1 Race 4

Race 4 of the ACYC series 1 was to be a difficult affair with little and shifting breeze predicted.

The breeze was forecasted to move into the east and then to the south so the course was set inside Chalong Bay with the ability to shorten the course if needed.

It was as usual, a competitive start with many of the 8 boats entered, gunning for the best spot on the start line.

Unfortunately the breeze did not do as predicted and the fleet was soon on a soldiers course with no opportunities for upwind tactics nor spinnakers to be flown. Nearing the start of the last lap the breeze finally went into the north east to see all spinnakers set, heading for the yellow mark off the south Chalong beach.

Moya Hin soon became the shining star to run away from the fleet with excellent light air speed only to have a spinnaker halyard jam on the last kite drop and as we all know, spinnakers just don’t work upwind. As the amazing Kevin climbed the mast to release the halyard, many of the fleet sailed past. (I am sure you should be too old for that Kevin?)

Hurricane was early across the line in Multihull division but had to settle for second place on OMR behind Merv’s ‘Silk Purse.’

The consistent Windstar, again the winner in ‘Racing class’ with Remmington close second. Moya Hin still managed a 3rd as ‘Who Dares wins’ struggled in the later stages of an even lighter breeze.

Again Aqua came home the winner in Cruising class with Gokova following in second.

It was again a great day to be out on the water and a good atmosphere back at the club. We hope to see a bigger fleet this coming Sunday the 28th for Race 5 of the series and be sure you are there for the earlier start of 11.00 and not 12.00.

        Series 1 Race 4 Results
Boat Skipper Class Hrs:Min:Sec Place
Aqua Mig Wehsle

C

13:14:08

1

Gokova Roman

C

13:21:00

2

Moya Hin Peter jones

R

13:52:09

3

Windstar Peter Wood

R

13:57:37

1

Remmington Jim

R

14:06:45

2

Who Dares Win Ian Kennedy

R

15:08:41

4

Hurricance Al Carwardine

MH

13:41:49

2

Silk Purse Merv Owen

MH

14:03:17

1

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