ARCHIVE: Race Results from Samui Yacht Club Regatta
Committee Boat for the February regatta was the Junk, La Fortune,
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Race report monthly regatta
Petcharat Marina February 24/25 2007
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Race 1 As the fleet
assembled at the sparkling new premises of Petcharat Marina, the sad
news of the sinking of Capt. Didier’s Hobie 21 on the eve of the first
race was the main topic.
Apparently the racks broke
away and the hulls soon filled and were assisted back to the beach by
the charter catamaran Kia Ora, whose guests experienced a longer sunset
cruise than they had paid for. The fleet as usual, comprised a wide
representation of sailboats, with 5 beach multis, 4 of which were the
Windrider trimarans, 2 cruisers (a Tiki 36 ft. cat and a Jeannue 47) and
a sports boat the Elliott 7 Moonshadow.
The committee boat, the 70
ft. Burmese junk La Fortune hosted the Race officers, Mick Reeves and
Big Roy, who, after starting the race were treated to a slap up French
gourmet lunch by the owner, avec ze wines !
The fleet got away at 1230
from Ban Rak bay in a pleasant 10-12 knot Easterly and headed North
across the channel to Koh Phangan Southern tip, where they had to round
the large rocks a mile offshore Koh Kong Rin.
For the unfamiliar, this is
a daunting task, as the rocks blend into the background of the coast of
Koh Phangan and you don’t see the pass until you are right up on it.
First to round was the Nacra 4.5 followed by Erwin's Windrider and
Moonshadow, then it was tight on the wind back to Ban Rak.
As the leaders approached
Samui, large wind shifts had them tacking for the finish line with the
first boat taking just 3 hours to complete the course. By 5pm all the
boats had finished and Petcharat’s owner, the vivacious Tuan Jai laid on
a grand buffet and a keg for the parched sailors.
Results 1st Nacra 4.5 Cap’n
Squall, 2nd Moonshadow Mick Grover, 3rd Windrider Erwin
Race 2 As the crews
assembled at the grand new Petcharat bar/restaurant at 10am, Squall was
seen behind the bar, coaching the staff on how to make Bloody Mary’s, as
he put it, “Believe me, just wait, yachties must have this for breakfast
With all the ingredients in
place, complete with the Tabasco, Worcestershire sauce and celery, some
80 glasses were quaffed and the white shirts were soon speckled with red
blotches. Mingling with the crowd were 10 gorgeous hotel and property
staff invited to join Stressbuster’s crew and had the regatta cameramen
The first race got underway
at 1130 and the fleet headed North with an 8 knot Easterly to round the
two rocks Koh Lum Mu Lek and Koh Lum Mu Yai to port and beat back to the
committee boat. Erwin’s Windrider was first to finish in 44 minutes
closely followed by the Nacra and Moonshadow and after handicap
adjustments final placings were 1st Nacra 4.5, 2nd Windrider (Erwin) 3rd
Moonshadow (Elliot 7)
Race 3 With most of the
small boats replenished with cold beers from the larger vessels, most of
them diverting to check on the action going on aboard Stressbuster, the
last race got away at 1.15pm with an identical course and this time
Moonshadow crossed first in 47 minutes, followed by the Nacra and then
Erwin’s Windrider but a good race by Nok Talay who had the only
spinnaker in the fleet, saw them shoot up to third on handicap. Results
1st Moonshadow, 2nd Nacra 4.5, 3rd Nok Talay
This weekend we all
witnessed the Ellott 7’s awesome upwind ability and when sailed with
spinnaker this appears to be the perfect boat for Koh Samui’s waters.
Back on shore, Petcharat's beach deck became a party house with their DJ
providing the grooves and the Stressbuster’s girls the glamour.
Overcome by the party
atmosphere, treasurer Francesco dug into the kitty and presented 12
pizzas for the mob. After the prize giving (see Results) Francesco
announced we now have enough funds to purchase another Optimist sailing
dinghy for Koh Samui's’ Junior sailing club.
He also announced that the
owner of the Firefly he raced with in last weeks Phang Nga Bay regatta
Bill Phelps has offered to provide a third Optimist for the Samui kids.
Race results February regatta held at
Petcharat Marina, Ban Bang Rak, February 24 & 25, 2007
Overall results regatta Feb 24/25 2007
|| Race 2
|| Final points
|Moonshadow Ellott 7
|Nok Talay Tiki 36
|Stressbuster Jeanneau 47
|Windrider 6 6 6 18
|Windrider 7 7 7 21
|Windrider . 8 8 8