Hans Rahmann's Voodoo remarkable winning streak in the Firefly One-Design Class came to an end, with broken halyards in both races and by gracefully retiring, handed over the overall lead to John Newnham's Twin Sharks, who has had problems of their own. After cleaning up on the first race, Newnham's Twin Sharks shredded their second mainsail in as many days and Neil Ayre's Advanced Racing Team (Mamba) came through to win the second race and slot into second overall. Despite some great starts, Roger Kingdon's crew on Moto Inzi are still coming to grips with handling the boat and settled on two 3rd places, to sit in third overall. Today's demise drops Rahmann's Voodoo to fourth overall.
Mixed emotions for the 10 Racing Multi's (OMR) yachts. This time Henry Kaye's Seacart 26 Sweet Chariot suffered from broken halyards and forced to retire. Once again, Mark Horwood's precarious balanced Formula 40 trimaran Adrenalin retired after two laps and Peter Boyd's Corsair 31 Zig Zag disappeared from the course. Shane Grover / Zam Bevan's Corsair Sprint MK2 Bullet was one of three boats that started prematurely and did not return to restart.
Stealth catamarans are dominating the proceedings. The builder and designer,
Alan Carwardine on his 11.8m Asia Catamarans Hurricane
traded first and second places with Mick Coleman's sister ship
Java. Carwardine's retirement yesterday has paved the way for Coleman's
Java to lead the overall standings, but may change in the final
races tomorrow. Third place for Grenville Fordham / Bob Mott's Andaman
Cabriolet Nina in the first race but retiring with broken reef
lines in the second race, reduces them to third overall.
Racing continues tomorrow with two more races and a drop race to conclude the series. The final prize presentation party will be held at the Ao Chalong Yacht Club tomorrow night.
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