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Race Results from Samui Yacht Club Regatta

MAY 2007

Samui Yacht Club Regatta Week-end Race (SYCR)
19th - 20th May, 2007 At Tradewinds Cottages in Chaweng

The SYCR started on Saturday 19th May at 1500 to allow the Firefly fleet, coming from Phuket, launching in Bo Phut and the local folks to group off at Tradewinds Resort on Chaweng Beach.

Winds at about 4 nautical knot, flat sea and the beautiful background of Chaweng where the big boys boats were converging to participate to the KSR Regatta later during this week.

The race officers set a windward-leeward short warming race back to back from the committee boat Kaissa Kaia, kindly offered by Frank Walter and his Easy Charter Team.

Immediately, Mamba - Henry Kaye took the lead followed by Moto Inzi - Roger Kingdon closely chased - the local boat Coco Blues - Kunta or Armin Kundke, last but not least ( due to handicap ), the lively windrider 17, Asia Hidrosail - Ervin Jansen and windrider 17 - Khun Tek.

The Second Leg saw The Frog - Chris Jongerius joining the race and finishing second after Mamba, with Moto Inzi closed behind.

The evening libation, great Barbecue and free beer sponsored by John Stall and Khun Pang, owners of Tradewinds, unfortunately not on site as Captain Squall decided to give the sailing community a big scare …….!!!! GET WELL SOON SQUALLY.!!!

The second day Regatta, the fleet started at 10.00, for a medium length course around Koh Kong Ok and back to Tradewinds. Tricky reaching start and light winds ensured a more tactical race this time with Mamba taking the lead around the rock, sadly a hole in the wind stopped Mamba while the Frog and Moto Inzi zapped past taking the first and second position. The local Sailor, Kunta, early on the start had to turn back and start again, finishing fourth, Ervin - Windrider fifth, followed by Tek - Windrider finishing within the time limit of 5 hours.

The SYCR at the Tradewinds with all prizes, 6 bottles of chilled wine, were opened and quickly drained, thus ensuring sweet dreams for the thirsty sailors.

Thank you again to the Firefly mob…..great fun !!!!!

Overall Results with corrected time

1st Coco Blues
2nd Windrider Ervin
  3rd   Mamba
4th The Frog
 5th  Moto Inzi
6th Windrider Tek