Saturday, 04 February 2012

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August 2007 Race Archive
Race Results from Samui Yacht Club Regatta

Many thanks to Pascal of La Fortune and Stephane of Tangaroa for the use of their fine vessels as committee boats.

This weekend was the launching of the Youth Sailing Program and presentation of their Optimist sailing dinghies., so, with a barbeque and a keg both days, a good fleet of 10 boats with some 30 crew showed up at Tradewinds at Chaweng. With the Lamai Chamber of Commerce officiating from the 70 foot junk La Fortune, Saturday’s race got under way midday, where the fleet had a 4 mile beat to a buoy off Laem Nan and return.

A steady 8 knot breeze with 15 knot offshore gusts and flat water, the multihulls had it much to their liking and soon the Firefly Pagatoon had streaked to the front followed by Stall’s Nacra 4.5 and Erwin’s Windrider and even the 42 foot Stressbuster enjoying the conditions. The employment of the moveable ballast (read crew) aboard Stressbuster raised a few eyebrows though, as the entire crew seemed to be in the cockpit under the shade awnings.

As the leaders finished in just an hour, the Race Officer then sent them to repeat the course as a pursuit race, with each yacht’s starting and finishing times logged. At 3pm the wind eventually died and the 2nd race results abandoned.

Sunday dawned with light rain and 3 knots of fitful wind and only six boats assembled at the start for a repeat of Saturday’s race. These boats all finished however and the final results saw Pagatoon 1st, Erwin’s Waverider 2nd and equal 3rd the Elliott 7 Moonshadow and Crazy Horse (ex Coco Blues).

With the second barbeque and keg well underway, the Optimist presentation began with speeches from the Royal Thai Navy, T.H.A.head Khun Ruengnam and several school headmasters.

Lieutenant Navee and Lieut.Commanders Worasat and Sunthon then showed the instructors how to correctly rig the boats and helped get the children on the water for their first sail. The weekend of 1st and 2nd September will be the first of the Optimist lessons and then on every weekend except the last weekend of each month which is the monthly regatta weekend

See our new feature page about Junior Sailing on Samui and the Optimist Dingy here

Please view our Image Gallery Archive to see photos of the day

Samui Yacht Club Regatta
The General Committee 2007 - 2008

Position Name Contact
Commodore John Stall 077 414294
Vice-Commodore Kunta Kunde 081 9401999
Rear Commodore Suveera Bhandukhravi 0896672828
Secretary Francesco Brancaccio 081 8219702
Treasurer Francesco Brancaccio  
Publicity Alan Solley 0878344267
Junior Sailing Saard Panyawan 077 245383
Bosun Mike Reeves 0899708051
Powerboat Secretary Roy Copp 077418161