Race Report - September 30 & October 1 2006
Held at Tradewinds Cottages on the beach Chaweng
Committee boat provided by
YOU DON'T HAVE TO BE A SAILOR!
encouraged to come along to the monthly regatta.
and Drinkers can pay the 500 baht entry fee and enjoy either or both
days on the committee boat to watch the racing. Drinks are
available on board the boat!
You also get to
attend the Saturday night free food and drinks.
And the bonus
is that all of the above is free for your partner.
Race 1 Sat 30 Sept
Race officer Alan Solley
assisted by Mick? got the fleet away on a running start at 1230 before a
10 knot South Westerly and heading North to round Ko Kong Ok. Coco Blues
was soon up to speed and led the two Nacras who were having fun trading
jibes downwind while Vivace, Moonshadow, Ice Bucket and China House went
out to sea to find more wind.
Those that did were soon
disappointed as the wind veered North West and the inshore boats Coco
Blues, Nacra 2 and Vivace sailed away from the rest of the fleet. The
breeze began to freshen to 15 knots and Nacra 1 soon caught and passed
Coco Blues rounded the rock
first followed by Nacra 1 and Nacra 2, Jock just clearing the rocks by
metres and was later heard to comment “ well it’s not my boat “. On the
return leg, the breeze turned patchy, Nacra 1 experienced its share of
windholes and was overtaken by both Vivace and China House.
The race to the finish had
Coco Blues and Nacra 2 changing the lead several times but the former
finally prevailed and they finshed in that order.
Race 2 Sun. 1st Oct.
The race officer set a two
mile course of windward/leewards with the windward mark laid just 500 m.
off the beach in front of Tradewinds and finally got the fleet off at
1330 before a 15 knot Westerly with 30 knot gusts.
Nacra 1 took advantage of
the start line’s port tack bias and shot across Moonshadow who was
bearing down on starboard tack with the rest of the fleet. Nacra 1 led
the fleet and headed for the righthand side of the course while the rest
Coco Blues, China House,
Vivace and Nacra 2 all approached the mark together and with the wind
changing in huge shifts, mahem erupted with both China House and Nacra 2
snagging in the marks anchor lines and Vivace smacking China House with
a large bang.
Nacra 1 soon caught them and
was began vying for the lead with Nacra 2, the pair rounding the next
mark locked together.
This time the fleet went
right and Nacra 1 going left, only to find no wind and soon dropped to
last and eventually retiring. Nacra 2 increased her lead over Coco Blues
and rounded the windward mark the second time with a handy three minute
lead over Coco and Moonshadow making up a lot of distance third. This
time Windrider started on time and finished a good fourth ahead of China
Race Results from Samui Yacht Club Regatta
Race was on the weekend of September 30 &
October 1 2006
Next Regatta in
October 2006 will be hosted at
Mermaid Resort in Ban Rak.
Samui Mini Regatta
Long Distance Race 1 Sat.
Sept. 30 | Corrected time
1 Coco Blues
2 Tradewinds Nacra 2 Jock
Mick Grover 2:03:59
Francesco B. 2:08:00
5 China House
Lee Freeman 2:08:52
6 Tradewinds Nacra 1
John Stall 2:09:28
8 Ice Bucket
Peter Plant 2:15:32
Race 2 Sun. 1st
1 Tradewinds Nacra 2 Jock Cromie
2 Moonshadow Mick
3 Coco Blues Kunta 1:05:08
5 China House Lee
Vivace, Tradewinds Nacra 1, retired.
Ice Bucket DNS.
OVERALL RACE RESULTS
1 Nacra 2
Jock Cromie (Phuket) 3 pts
2 Coco Blues
Kunta 4 pts
Mick Grover 5 pts
4 China House
Lee Freeman 10 pts
Erwin 11 pts
Serge 13 pts
7 Nacra 2
John Stall 15 pts
8 Ice Bucket
Peter Plant 17 pts