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SAMUI YACHT CLUB REGATTA  - KOH SAMUI SAILING

June 2007 Regatta Report

This month’s regatta was hosted by Santiburi Resort at Maenam Beach Race 1 With a 9 knot offshore breeze, the race committee set a running start, the course was a 10 mile leg to the small birds nest island, Koh Tae Nok, on the West side of Koh Phangan, rounding its offshore limestone pinnacle and back to the start.

The Committee Boat The Junk Santiburi Koh Tae Nok is a rugged hilly island with three beautiful beaches and is leased to an influential Thai from Koh Tao, to harvest the island’s bird nests and this individual has placed armed security guards on the island who threaten to shoot anyone who sets foot on the island.

The 8m.Firefly racing catamaran Pagatoon, grabbed the lead and rounded the pinnacle in two hours, followed by the Hobie 16’s of Santiburi’s boat boy Khun Kok followed by his manager Stephane, then a long gap to John Stall’s Nacra 4.5 followed by Kunta’s Coco Blues.

As the fleet tacked to round the pinnacle, whenever the boats tacked to close to the shore, they were met by a friendly Thai waving a gun on the beach. On top of this, the pinnacle was inhabited by nesting frigate birds who dive bombed the crews as they rounded the rock, so it came as a relief to finally set sail for home.

The wind gradually faded in the late afternoon and Pagatoon was first to finish after 5 hours of sailing, followed by Kok’s H16 and the Nacra. The other H16 and Coco Blues retired and were assisted to the finish and retired.

The crews were then treated to a magnificent hot and cold buffet, some of them never having tasted smoked mackerel or imported olives before, while the grilled swordfish steaks with tartare sauce had many going for a second helping. A keg of beer, compliments of Singha beer completed the evening.

Race 2 Sunday dawned with a fresher breeze and the committee set a 3 mile course, rounding the offshore rock Hin Mu Yai and returning. Pagatoon set off with the only spinnaker in the fleet to round the rock first, followed by Kok’s H16 and Coco Blues with Coco taking the race on handicap.

Race 2 The breeze had picked up to 12 knots and shifted to the North by the next race and the fleet enjoyed a fast reach to the rock and the beat back with 15 knot gusts, had all the boats back in, in just over an hour. Pagatoon saved her time to finish first followed by Coco Blues and Kok’s H16

Results July Regatta

 

Race 1          
Boat Rating Elapsed Time Corr. Time Place Points
Pagatoon .99 4.33.00 4.35.45 1 1
H16 (Kok) 1.17 5.39.00 4.49.42 2 2
Nacra 4.5 1.14 5.45.00 5.02.37 3 3
H16 (Steph) 1.10 -- -- Rtd 6
Coco Blues 1.22 -- -- Rtd 6
           
Race 2          
Pagatoon   1.2.00 1.2.24 3 3
H16 (Kok)   1.34.00 1.20.20 2 2
Nacra 4.5   1.44.00 1.31.10 4 4
H16 (Steph)   -- -- Dns 6
Coco Blues   1.32.00 1.15.36 1 1
           
Race 3          
Pagatoon   0.55.00 0.54.36 1 1
H16 (Kok)   1.02.00 0.56.24 3 3
Nacra 4.5   1.07.00 0.58.48 4 4
H16 (Steph)   1.10.00 1.00.03 5 5
Coco Blues   1.08.00 0.55.48 2 2
           

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