- Moving into top gear...
15 Dec 2010:
Although Ray Roberts and Neil Pryde have resumed their battle at the top
of the 2010-11
AYGP Championship, this has not deterred the other competitors
from having a go at them. In fact, at the final King's
Cup press conference, Ray Roberts admitted that their presence
has lifted the standard of racing in the Asian region, which now includes
five TP52s, to be as good as anywhere in the world. The light and changing
conditions saw many place changes and the dueling duo did not have it
all their own way. The Racing Class results were exceptionally close coming
down to the last race on the last day and the final results saw just one
point difference between Evolution Racing and Hi Fi,
that also delivered an unprecedented dead heat in race six. They were
just 11 seconds apart at the finish and equal on corrected time.
After applying pressure all week Sam Chan's Freefire finally
found themselves at the top of the fleet winning line and handicap honours
in the last race, to lift them into third overall. Despite the light conditions
Frank Pong's 75’ Reichel Pugh, Jelik III managed to convert
line honours into some podium places and is getting closer to claiming
the double and overall title. He also realized his dream of seeing an
all-Chinese team compete in the Racing Class when Olympian, Song Xia Quin
took the helm of Jelik V and put in an admirable performance
at the Raja
Muda and King's
practice of having crew members staying overnight on the big boats, possibly
avoided the yachts coming to grief, when the westerly wind arrived and
washed 10 boats onto the beach and caused the cancellation of the final
day of racing. This maybe a cumbersome task but the one time it is needed
has proven to be very valuable.
The skippers and crew will now
take a well earned break for Christmas and the New Year before coming
back together for the Royal
Langkawi International Regatta from January 11th to 15th
and the Singapore
Straits Regatta from January 26th to 29th.
four regattas under the new high scoring system, we now have twelve different
skippers and yachts scoring points towards winning the 2010-11
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